Generic Protonix is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drug that inhibits gastric acid secretion. Pantoprazole is used for short-term treatment of erosion and ulceration of the esophagus caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease. Initial treatment is generally of eight weeks' duration, after which another eight week course of treatment may be considered if necessary.
Generic Protonix contains Pantoprazole which block the production of acids in stomach. Proton pump inhibitors are used for the treatment of conditions such as ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome that are caused by stomach acid. Pantoprazole, like other proton-pump inhibitors, blocks the enzyme in the wall of the stomach that produces acid. By blocking the enzyme, the production of acid is decreased, and this allows the stomach and esophagus to heal faster.
It is generally recommended that tablets be taken approximately 30 minutes prior to meals for maximal effectiveness. Tablets should be swallowed whole and should not be crushed, split or chewed.
The medication is available in the potential strengths of 40mg in tablets that should be consumed orally. Pantoprazole is metabolized in liver and hence, excessive consumption of this drug should be avoided to experience best & quick results. The medical formula deals with strong action mechanism and hence, is not recommended children below 12 years of age.
This medicine should be strongly avoided, if one is allergic to Pantropazole. Also, the acid reflux formula is not safe for pregnant or nursing women.