What is Pantoprazole?
Pantoprazole is used for heartburn, acid reflux and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) – GORD is when you keep getting acid reflux. It’s also taken to prevent and treat stomach ulcers. This product is PPI (proton pump inhibitor) and works by reducing the amount of acid your stomach makes.
Is Pantoprazole suitable for you?
This product isn’t suitable for some people. To make sure that it is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
Had an allergic reaction to Pantoprazole or any other medicine in the past Liver problems A lactose intolerance (where your body can’t digest the sugar lactose). Some Pantoprazole capsules contain small amounts of lactose.
How and when to take This product ?
It’s usual to take This product once a day, first thing in the morning.
If you take This product twice a day, take 1 dose in the morning and 1 dose in the evening.
It’s best to take This product an hour before a meal. Swallow tablets whole with a drink of water.
How much will I take?
Each tablet contains 20mg or 40mg of Pantoprazole. You can buy Pantoprazole 20mg tablets from pharmacies. These are suitable for the short term treatment of heartburn and acid reflux in adults.
You may also be interested in Gaviscon Oral Suspension.
The usual dose to treat heartburn and acid reflux is 20mg a day and to treat gastro-oesophageal reflux disease is 20mg to 40mg a day
If your symptoms have improve – you can take it for another 2 weeks If your symptoms haven’t improved – or they are worse, speak to a doctor before taking any more Pantoprazole Do not take Pantoprazole for more than 4 weeks without speaking to your doctor first. If your symptoms haven’t improved, you may need some tests to find out what’s causing them.