pantoprazole - injection, Protonix IV (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before using pantoprazole, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other proton pump inhibitors (e.g., lansoprazole, omeprazole); or if you have any other allergies.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: lack of certain minerals in the body (e.g., iron or zinc).Some symptoms may actually be signs of a more serious condition. Tell your doctor immediately if you have: heartburn with lightheadedness/sweating/dizziness, chest/jaw/left arm pain (especially with trouble breathing), unexplained weight loss.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.Pantoprazole passes into breast milk and could have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Therefore, breast-feeding is not recommended while using this drug. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.This drug should not be used with the following medications because very serious interactions may occur: atazanavir, nelfinavir.If you are currently using any of these medications listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting pantoprazole.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: products that contain zinc (e.g., zinc supplements, vitamins that contain zinc), warfarin.Some products need stomach acid so that the body can absorb them properly (such as ampicillin, iron supplements, calcium supplements, dasatinib, azole antifungals including ketoconazole). Pantoprazole decreases stomach acid, so it may change how well these other products work. Before using pantoprazole, consult your doctor or pharmacist about the other medications you take and for advice on how to reduce or avoid these types of interactions.This product can affect the results of certain lab tests (e.g., urine screen for THC), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
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