pantoprazole, Protonix (cont.)

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Pantoprazole, like other proton-pump inhibitors, blocks the enzyme in the wall of the stomach that produces acid. By blocking the enzyme, the production of acid is decreased, and this allows the stomach and esophagus to heal.

The FDA approved Pantoprazole in February 2000.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Pantoprazole is approved for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), healing erosive esophagitis, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Like other PPI's it also is used for treating ulcers of the stomach and duodenum.

SIDE EFFECTS: Pantoprazole like other PPIs is well-tolerated. The most common side effects are:

Rare side effects include:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/13/2015

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