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What is Protonix used for?
Protonix is prescribed to reduce the amount of stomach acid your body makes. It helps treat symptoms caused by conditions such as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). With GERD, gastric juices flow upward from your stomach and into the esophagus. Protonix relieves symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough. This medication also helps heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, helps prevent ulcers, and may help prevent cancer of the esophagus.
You can buy Protonix (Pantoprazole) online at My Drug Center, it may be known as Somac internationally. We have the Protonix generic, called Pantoprazole, available for purchase as well.
How does Protonix work?
Protonix is an oral tablet that contains the active ingredient Pantoprazole, and it belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).The Pantoprazole dosage in this medication works by shutting off the acid-pumping cells in your stomach. When the actions of the proton pump are reduced, acid secretion into your stomach is prevented. As a result, painful symptoms are reduced due to the decrease in produced stomach acid.
Before taking Protonix or the Pantoprazole generic, read all the instructions and paper work that given to you by your pharmacist. Take your Protonix dosage orally once a day. Make sure you take it at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Pantoprazole dosage in your system. This medication should taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. Do not change or increase your dose.
Before taking Protonix or the Pantoprazole generic, read all the instructions that were provided by your pharmacist. Take Protonix orally once a day with a full glass of water. Swallow the tablet whole; do not break, crush, or chew it. Protonix can be administered with or without a meal. Make sure you take the medication at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Pantoprazole dosage in your system. For optimal results take this medication on a regular basis. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
Protonix or the Pantoprazole generic may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Be sure to discuss other medical conditions, known allergies, and list any over-the-counter or prescription medications, and herbal products you are currently taking.
Some Pantoprazole side effects are:
Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, constipation, rash, headaches, stomach pain, gas (flatulence) joint pain, dizziness, and sensitivity to sunlight
If any side effects of Pantoprazole become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
A: There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak your doctor before stopping taking this medication.
Q: What is the best dosage to take?
A: The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best Protonix dosage for your treatment. Work with your doctor closely for dosage and dosing schedules.
Q: How long does it take for this medication to become active?
A: Other factors like diet and exercise can influence how effective the medication is. It can take time to see results, be sure to take the medication regularly to see the best results. Stick to any lifestyle changes you have made to help control your blood sugar levels.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: You should take the missed Protonix dosage as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose.
Q: What is the best way to store this medication?
A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.
Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: Speak with your doctor about the risk associated with using this drug while pregnant. It is uncertain if this drug can pass into the breast milk of nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.
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