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    Brand Name: PROTONIX

    Generic Name: Pantoprazole

    Generic for Protonix* (Pantoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor used to treat erosive esophagitis, which decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. It is also prescribed for the treatment of heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease, ulcers, Zollinger–Ellison syndrome, and so on. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Read More>>

     
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    • Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
    • Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
     
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What is Generic for Protonix* used for?

Generic for Protonix* (Pantoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor used to treat erosive esophagitis, which decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. It is also prescribed for the treatment of heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease, ulcers, Zollinger–Ellison syndrome, and so on. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Protonix*?

The dosage of Generic for Protonix* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Generic for Protonix* is recommended to be taken approximately 30 minutes prior to meals. This medicine should be swallowed whole and should not be crushed, split or chewed.

What if you miss a dose of Generic for Protonix*?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Protonix* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Generic for Protonix*?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Protonix*, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Generic for Protonix*?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Protonix*.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Protonix*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Generic for Protonix* can interact with certain antifungal medicines, anticoagulant medicines, and epileptic and heart drugs.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Generic for Protonix*?

Like other medicines, Generic for Protonix* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Protonix* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Protonix* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Protonix* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Generic for Protonix* can cause side effects such as constipation, nausea, dizziness, abdominal pain, diarrhea, flatulence, headache, vomiting, dry mouth, joint pain, depression, hallucinations, and confusion. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Protonix*.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Protonix*?

Is it possible for me to take Generic for Protonix* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Protonix*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Protonix*?
How will Generic for Protonix* work in my body?
How should Generic for Protonix* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Protonix* drug interactions and side effects?

Note

The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Protonix* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

 

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