What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Pantoprazole?

(pan TOE pra zole)

• This medicine is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease.

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat ulcers of the esophagus (swallowing tube).

• This medicine is used to treat syndromes caused by huge amounts of stomach acid.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Use caution if you have risk factors for osteoporosis (alcohol use, cigarette smoking, other family members with osteoporosis, taking medicines to treat seizures, taking steroids).

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Headache.

• Diarrhea.

• Hip, spine, or wrist fractures may rarely occur.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency...