What are Pantoprazole tablets?
Pantoprazole tablets are an anti-ulcer medication that helps reduce the amount of acid inside the stomach. This is specially made to treat conditions like acid reflux, heartburn, GERD or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, ulcers, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
How does Pantoprazole work?
Pantoprazole is an anti-ulcer medication. It is categorized as a PPI or proton pump inhibitor which blocks excess acid production inside the stomach. PPI drugs are used for treating ulcers, GERD, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, and hyperacidity. Like other PPI drugs, Pantoprazole works by blocking the enzymes inside the stomach walls that create acid. By effectively blocking these enzymes, the acid production is greatly reduced and it enables the oesophagus as well as the stomach to heal itself.
Pantoprazole is a PPI medication and it works to shut off the cells that are producing acid in the stomach. It helps reduce the acid levels in the stomach and help prevent painful symptoms associated with certain ailments as GERD or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
Where can I buy Pantoprazole UK?
In the UK, Pantoprazole is a prescription-only medicine (POM), you cannot buy Pantoprazole over the counter.
It's important you buy Pantoprazole from a reputable source such as Meds for Less, this will ensure the medication that arrives is safe, genuine and licenced in the UK.
Patients can take Pantoprazole with or without food. Take the medication as prescribed by your nurse, prescriber, or pharmacist. Be sure to take Pantoprazole the same time every day for best results.
Do not break, cut, chew, or crush the Pantoprazole tablet. Follow dosage instructions exactly. Always ask a medical expert or physician to administer the IV suspension of Pantoprazole drug.
At Meds for Less, you buy Pantoprazole in the following dosages:
i) Pantoprazole 20mg tablets
ii) Pantoprazole 40mg tablets
For the effective treatment of stomach ulcers, GERD, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, and hyper acidity, make sure you follow the doctor’s dosage instruction accurately and ensure you've read the patient information leaflet issued by the manufacturer.
Side effects and precautions
Like any other PPI medications, Pantoprazole comes with its fair share of side effects. But, not all people are able to get them. If you are wary about the adverse of the drug, always check on the product information leaflet for a list of side effects.
Here are the most common side effects of Pantoprazole medication:
iii) Stomach pain
iii) Stomach pain
Should these side effects occur, they are often mild and will surely go away in a few days or weeks. If they are rather severe and do not go away easily, make sure to contact your nurse, pharmacist, or physician regarding it.
There are some few cases of reported serious side effects of Pantoprazole. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately. Contact 911 if your symptoms appear to be fatal or life-threatening or where your condition requires immediate medical attention.
Here are the serious side effects of Pantoprazole:
ii) Muscle weakness
iii) Exhaustion or tiredness
vi) Abnormal heart rate
vii) Fast heart rate or palpitations
ix) Joint or muscle aches
x) Spasm of your voice box
xii) Spasms of your hands and feet
xiii) Water retention
xiv) Low magnesium level
Using Pantoprazole for more than three months can drastically reduce magnesium levels in the body. If you have used the medication for longer period and or you want to stop the medication altogether, consult your nurse, doctor, or pharmacist before doing so. Do not attempt to increase your dose or lower it without proper advice from a health care professional.
This medication can interact with other drugs, supplements, vitamins, or herbs patients might be taking. The interaction occurs when another medicine impacts the way a certain medication works in the body. This can hinder the way the drug works and can be very dangerous. Avoid these interactions by accurately fill out you doctor and let him know about all the medications, supplements, and herbs you are taking to ensure that Pantoprazole will work effectively for you.
Pantoprazole does not cause drowsiness. One can still drive, operate machinery, or perform tasks that require mental alertness and focus while on medication. However, there are some side effects that can be experienced. The side effects can differ from one person to another considering their age, medical condition, treatment taken, and more. Always consult your doctor before taking any medication.
Pantoprazole vs Lansoprazole
Pantoprazole and Lansoprazole are both proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) commonly used in the treatment of gastric acid-related conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and stomach ulcers. While they belong to the same drug class and share similar mechanisms of action, there are some differences between the two. Pantoprazole has a longer duration of action, providing relief from acid reflux symptoms for a longer period of time compared to Lansoprazole. Additionally, Pantoprazole is less likely to interact with other medications due to its minimal metabolism by the liver, making it a preferred choice for individuals taking multiple medications. Lansoprazole, on the other hand, is often considered slightly more potent in terms of acid suppression. It may also have a faster onset of action, providing quicker relief from symptoms. Ultimately, the choice between Pantoprazole and Lansoprazole depends on the individual patient's needs and response to the medications.