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Protonix (Pantoprazole) - Summary
Pantoprazole, marketed under the name Protonix, is a medication used in a variety of conditions related to acid reflux. People who need a pantoprazole sodium prescription can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider who can prescribe Protonix when appropriate and safe to do so.
What Is Pantoprazole Used For?
Pantoprazole (Protonix), similar to omeprazole, belongs to a class of medications known as proton pump inhibitors. Protonix is used in managing various conditions, including specific cases of gastroesophageal reflux disease, erosive esophagitis and hypersecretory conditions. The active ingredient in pantoprazole is benzimidazole which suppresses the production of gastric acid. Specifically, pantoprazole blocks the final step in gastric acid production at the level of the parietal cell, leading to an antisecretory effect that generally lasts longer than one day.
Pantoprazole - Dosage and Cost
After oral administration of Protonix 40 mg doses, the peak plasma concentration is often reached in under 3 hours and absorption is independent of whether antacids were taken concomitantly. Food can delay the absorption of Protonix, however. Pantoprazole is available as pantoprazole 20 mg and pantoprazole 40 mg (delayed-release form) tablets. Pantoprazole sodium itself is a crystalline powder that it is white to off-white in color and is soluble in water. Protonix tablets are yellow to dark brown in color. Most of the pantoprazole in the body in excreted via the urine and dosage adjustments are generally not necessary in people with renal disease. Protonix is a relatively inexpensive medication, costing under 30 cents per generic pantoprazole 40 mg tablet at many pharmacies in the United States. Pantoprazole and Protonix coupons are sometimes available online from various sources or the manufacturer. Some insurance plans also cover the cost of Protonix 40 mg and / or pantoprazole prescriptions.
Can I Buy Pantoprazole Online?
Pantoprazole (Protonix) requires a prescription before it can be dispensed by a pharmacy. As such, pantoprazole is not available over the counter (OTC) and one cannot just buy pantoprazole online. People interested in getting a pantoprazole prescription, however, can use Push Health to connect with licensed medical providers who can prescribe Protonix (40 mg) pills when safe and appropriate to do so.
Pantoprazole - Side Effects
Pantoprazole (Protonix) can cause side effects, including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache and abdominal pain. Protonix can also increase the risk of arthralgias, fever, rash and upper respiratory infections. People who have a known hypersensitivity or allergy to pantoprazole, similar medications, or other ingredients in the formulation should not use the medication. Protonix can interact with a number of medications and should used be care when taken with other medications. Bone fractures and hypomagnesemia are risks related to long-term use of pantoprazole. Pantoprazole and alcohol should not be used at the same time. Prior to using Protonix, it is important to discuss possible side effects with one's medical provider and pharmacist.
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Last updated August 1, 2019. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.