Pantoprazole (By injection)
Treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and a damaged esophagus. Also treats high levels of stomach acid caused by a tumor (such as in Zollinger-Ellison syndrome). This medicine is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI).
Uses of This Medicine
Pantoprazole injection is used to treat certain conditions in which there is too much acid in the stomach. It is used for short-term treatment (7 to 10 days) of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) with a history of erosive esophagitis. GERD is a condition in which the acid in the stomach washes back up into the esophagus. This medicine may also be used to treat Zollinger-Ellison syndrome or other conditions (eg, cancer) in which the stomach produces too much acid.
Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by decreasing the amount of acid produced by the stomach.
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
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How To Use
Your doctor will prescribe your dose and schedule. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein.
A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
Your doctor will give you a few doses of this medicine until your condition improves and then switch you to an oral medicine that works the same way. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns about this.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Some foods and medicines can affect how pantoprazole works. Tell your doctor if you are using any of the following:Ampicillin, digoxin, erlotinib, ketoconazole, methotrexate, mycophenolate mofetil Blood thinner (such as warfarin) Diuretic (water pill) Iron supplements
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to pantoprazole.
This medicine may cause the following problems:Serious skin reactions Serious kidney problems Broken bones in the hip, wrist, or spine Low magnesium levels in the blood
This medicine can cause diarrhea. Call your doctor if the diarrhea becomes severe, does not stop, or is bloody. Do not take any medicine to stop diarrhea until you have talked to your doctor. Diarrhea can occur 2 months or more after you stop taking this medicine.
Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect certain medical test results.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat
Pain, tenderness, or swelling in your arm or leg
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Redness, pain, itching, swelling, or a lump under your skin where the needle is placed
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Brand names include
Amerinet Choice Protonix IV, Novaplus Protonix, PremierPro RX Protonix IV, Protonix, Protonix IV
There may be other brand names for this medicine.