pantoprazole delayed-release - oral, Protonix
GENERIC NAME: PANTOPRAZOLE DELAYED-RELEASE - ORAL (pan-TOE-pruh-zole)
BRAND NAME(S): Protonix
USES: Pantoprazole works by blocking acid production in the stomach. This medication is known as a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It is used to treat acid-related stomach and throat (esophagus) problems such as acid reflux (GERD), erosive esophagitis, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Decreasing extra stomach acid can help relieve symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, persistent cough, and trouble sleeping. It can also prevent serious acid damage to your digestive system (e.g., ulcers, cancer of the esophagus).OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This medication may also be used to treat stomach or intestinal ulcers. In addition, it may be used with antibiotics to treat certain types of ulcers caused by bacteria.
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