Pantoloc (Pantoprazole), referred to as Protonix in the United States, is a medication designed to address issues in the stomach that are a result of too much stomach acid being produced. Pantoloc (Pantoprazole) treat gastric and duodenal ulcers as well as gastreosophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD occurs when acid splashes back up into the esophagus.
Pantoloc (Pantoprazole) should be stored away from heat, light, children and moisture.
Even if you miss a dose, take Pantoloc (Pantoprazole) as soon as possible. If you are close to your next scheduled dose, wait until then.
Seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you have overdosed. Overdose symptoms include: abdominal pain; blurred vision; confusion; fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse; feeling faint, dizzy, or lightheaded; feeling of warmth or heat; flushing or redness of skin, especially on face and neck; headache; nausea and vomiting; sleepiness or unusual drowsiness; sweating.
Patient Family Information : Pantoloc (Pantoprazole) should be taken right before eating a meal and in the morning. Do not chew or crush the tablets, always swallow them whole. It can take up to a few days for drug to take effect. Inform your doctor if you have a zinc deficiency. Continue taking Pantoloc (Pantoprazole) even if you start to feel better.
Do not take Pantoloc (Pantoprazole) if you are allergic to its ingredients or you are pregnant or breast feeding. Pantoloc (Pantoprazole) may not be suitable for children and its effect on the elderly is unknown.
Sever Side Effects : Serious but less common Pantoloc (Pantoprazole) side effects include: ; difficulty in urinating; discoloration, itching, numbness, pain, or redness at place of injection; fast or irregular breathing; increased frequency and volume of urination; skin tenderness with burning; unusual tiredness or weakness; unusual thirst; vomiting; yellow eyes or skin; infection; large, hive-like swellings on eyelids, face, lips, mouth, and/or tongue; loosening and/or stripping off of top layer of skin; abdominal or stomach pain; blistering, loosening, peeling, or redness of skin; bull’s eye-like rash on skin; changes in facial skin color; chest pain; diarrhea; difficulty in speaking; loss of appetite; loss of vision (sudden); nausea; painful urination; pain in joints or muscles; puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes; shortness of breath, troubled breathing, tightness in chest, and/or wheezing; skin rash, hives, and itching.
Side effects with an unknown frequency can include: blindness; bloody or cloudy urine; bloody, black or tarry stools; continuing vomiting; dark-colored urine; decreased vision; fever; general feeling of tiredness or weakness; greatly decreased frequency of urination or amount of urine; high fever; light-colored stools; muscle cramps or spasms; muscle pain or stiffness; pale skin; sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips or in mouth; stomach pain; swelling of feet or lower legs; swollen glands; unexplained bleeding or bruising
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