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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 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.

Side Effects

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.


What is Protonix?

This medication is used to treat stomach and esophagus issues such as acid reflux. When taken, it goes to work by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach creates. In doing so, it relieves symptoms of heartburn, difficulties in swallowing and a persistent cough. It also helps to heal any acid damage in the stomach and esophagus. And it helps to prevent ulcers and cancer of the esophagus in the long run. This medication comes in two strengths which are 20mg and 40mg, and it is sold as the brand Protonix and in the generic as well, Pantoprazole. If you have any questions regarding this medication or if you have any inquiries in general, feel free to give us a call at 1-877-385-8998.


How to take Protonix?

Pantoprazole is to be taken orally, once a day, and usually in the morning.  You may take it with or without food. Swallow the tablet whole. Do not split, crush, or chew on the medication.  Doing so may destroy the drug.


What is the difference between Omeprazole and Pantoprazole?

Protonix (pantoprazole) and Prilosec (omeprazole) are generally the same medication; they are both proton pump inhibitors that are used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and a history of erosive esophagitis. However, Protonix is available only by prescription where as Prilosec is available as an over the counter medication and as a generic.


How long does it take for Protonix to work?

After you have taken this medication you should begin to feel better within 2 to 3 days. However it may take up to 4 weeks for you to feel the full benefit of this medication. So you may still have some symptoms during this time.


What are the side effects of Protonix?

Some of the more common side effects for this medication include the following; headache, dizziness, stomach pain, gas, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, joint pain, fever, rash, or cold symptoms. Keep in mind that these are not the only side effects listed for this medication, and if you have any questions or concerns regarding this medication, then perhaps you should speak with your doctor.


How long does Protonix stay in your system?

Protonix has a very short half-life of about one to two hours, meaning the longest it will last in your system is about 2 to 4 hours.  


Who makes Protonix?

Pfizer is an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation located in New York, and they manufacture multiple of medications including Protonix.


How much is Protonix?

Protonix is part of Medicare’s Tier 1 formulary. Usually the medications listed in Tier 1 are inexpensive generics. However, you can also purchase this medication online on a Canadian Pharmacy as well, such as My Drug Center. We have a starting price of $29.00 for 112 pills.

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