What is Pantoprazole?

Pantoprazole belongs to the Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPIs) class of drugs that helps in treating symptoms of stomach and esophageal issues like acid reflux, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder (GERD), and so on. It helps in decreasing acid content produced by the stomach. Pantoprazole is available at all local pharmacies and is availed in generic name as well the brand name of Protonix. Other brands of a similar chemical composition are Zegerid, Zegerid OTC, Losec, Rabeprazole, Nexium, Prilosec, Prilosec OTC, Lansoprazole, and Omeprazole.

Pantoprazole is covered by Medicare and medical insurance in the UK and some online pharmacies may sell it lower than their retail counterparts. Inexpensive, Pantoprazole is available through online subscriptions and online prescriptions for people wishing to order it online and avail home delivery of medicines. You can opt for a reputed online pharmacist in the event that you wish to get medication at home or are unable to travel to the emergency room, hospital, or live far from pharmacies.

Pantoprazole is a delayed release tablet and is available in tablet/ pill form.

 

What is Pantoprazole used for?

Pantoprazole helps in treating the symptoms of stomach ulcers, gastric ulcers, acid reflux, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD; where the stomach regurgitates acid and food particles back up into the esophagus and causes heartburn and injury to the esophagus), and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (where the stomach produces excess hydrochloric acid and harms the lining of the parietal cells). Pantoprazole may also prevent cancer of the esophagus, treat erosive esophagitis (esophagus damage due to stomach acid) and cough due to constant regurgitation.

Who can take Pantoprazole?

Adults and children can take Pantoprazole. For children, it is advised that medication should only be taken under the supervision of a doctor. Children under the age of 1 should not consume Pantoprazole. Pantoprazole can be taken by pregnant and breastfeeding women only after consulting a doctor/ physician. Adults over the age of 50 years are advised to speak to the doctor before consuming Pantoprazole in order to avoid a combination or mix up with any other medicines.

Pantoprazole should not be taken only for heartburn since heartburn along with symptoms of shoulder and chest pain, dizziness, palpitations, sweating, and shooting pains in the arms could mean an onset of a cardiac arrest. People currently taking AIDS or HIV medication should inform the doctor before consuming Pantoprazole since it is not to be taken with Reyataz or Viracept.

If you are allergic to the omeprazole compound present in PPIs or have lupus, liver disease, low magnesium blood levels, osteoporosis, osteopenia (low bone mineral density), then Pantoprazole should be avoided completely and alternative medicines should be availed.

 

What are the side effects of Pantoprazole?

Prolonged usage of Pantoprazole may make it harder for the body to absorb Vitamin B12 and result in a deficiency. Please check with the doctor before regularly taking Pantoprazole. If you are suffering from constipation, gas, vomiting, nausea, headaches, and joint pains even after 3 – 4 days of Pantoprazole usage, then please stop the medication and contact a doctor immediately.

Serious side effects like dizziness, lightheadedness, swelling of the eyes, face, mouth, and lips, seizures, severe diarrhea, and pounding heartbeats should immediately be brought to the notice of the doctor. In case any of these symptoms arise, stop Pantoprazole immediately and visit the emergency room in a hospital.

 

How does Pantoprazole work?

Pantoprazole, like most PPIs, works in subduing the hydrochloric acid secretion by the stomach. When the esophageal valve (valve of the food pipe to the stomach) does not shut properly, or is opened too many times, or is damaged, the acids and food present in the stomach buildup and get regurgitated into the mouth. This causes serious damage and burns the esophagus (food pipe) causing swelling and complications.

Enzymes present in the parietal cells lining the stomach are responsible for the secretion of acids into the stomach. Pantoprazole helps curb this secretion so that the stomach and esophagus can heal naturally over time. First, the symptoms are cured, then the stomach and food pipe heal themselves.

 

Dosages:

Pantoprazole is an orally administered tablet and is not to be crushed, chewed, or dissolved in water before consumption. It is to be swallowed whole with water 30 minutes to an hour prior to the meals and is to be taken once daily for the duration of the course. Please follow the package instructions carefully before starting the course. Pantoprazole should be taken for the entire duration of the course since it helps cure the symptoms first and then allows the stomach and esophagus to heal naturally.

 

How do I buy Pantoprazole online?

You can buy Pantoprazole online legally and safely by getting a prescription from a General Medical Council (GMC) registered doctor. Our online doctor services allow prescriptions through a medical questionnaire that can be filled online.

To get an online prescription with us, all you need to do is choose your medicine, submit the medical questionnaire, and upon review by our doctors, you can get an online prescription for Pantoprazole. Once the medical review is complete, Pantoprazole will be dispatched by our pharmacy in the UK and couriered to your given address. All medicines are dispatched within 24 hours after placing the order.