What is Pantoprazole?
Pantoprazole is a prescription only medication available in the UK. It belongs to a group of medicines called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which are used to reduce the amount of acid produced by the stomach. PPIs work by working on the cells that line the stomach, consequently reducing the amount of stomach acid produced.
Omeprazole is used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and other conditions caused by excess stomach acid.
What is Acid Reflux?
When acid from the stomach leaks up into the gullet (oesophagus), the condition is known as acid reflux. This may cause heartburn and other symptoms.
What is Heartburn?
Heartburn is a painful burning feeling just below or behind the breastbone. It usually comes from the oesophagus. The pain often rises in your chest and may spread to your neck or throat.
How to take?
One tablet is to be taken daily one hour before food. This dose should not be exceeded and should be swallowed whole with some water.
Common Side Effects
Like all medication, there is some risk of side effects such as:
- Lower back pain
Read the patient information leaflet for a full list of side effects.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment. The patient information can be found here .
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