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Generic Name: Pantoprazole Injection (pan-TOE-pra-zole)
Brand Name: Protonix
Protonix is used for:
The short-term treatment (7 to 10 days) of severe inflammation and erosion of the esophagus due to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD, or stomach contents rising back into the esophagus) in adults. The injection is only used when the oral form of Protonix cannot be taken. Protonix is also used to treat certain conditions associated with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and similar conditions.
Protonix is a proton pump inhibitor. It reduces gastric acid secretion by blocking the final step of acid production by the stomach lining. This decreases the discomfort caused by the stomach contents rising back into the esophagus.
Do NOT use Protonix if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Protonix :
Some medical conditions may interact with Protonix . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Protonix . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Protonix may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Protonix :
Use Protonix as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Protonix .
Important safety information:
Possible side effects of Protonix :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include blurred vision; confusion; drowsiness; dry mouth; excessive sweating; flushing; headache; nausea; rapid heartbeat; vomiting.Proper storage of Protonix :
This medicine is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. Store Protonix as directed on the prescription label. Keep Protonix , as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Protonix . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Issue Date: November 1, 2006
Database Edition 06.4.1.002
Copyright © 2006 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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