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Pantoprazole Coupon - Pantoprazole 40mg tablet

Generic Protonix

Pantoprazole (Protonix) is an inexpensive drug used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, inflammation of the esophagus, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. This drug is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic form. Generic pantoprazole is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of pantoprazole is around $6.63, 92% off the average retail price of $88.62. Compare proton pump inhibitors.
Pantoprazole Coupon - Pantoprazole 40mg tablet
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What is Pantoprazole?

Treats heartburn and excess release of stomach acid. Protonix (pantoprazole) is usually only taken once a day for long-lasting heartburn relief, but it can increase your risk of bone fractures if you've used it for a long time.

Pantoprazole Quick Facts

Proper Use

Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.

This medicine comes with a Medication Guide. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

Swallow the delayed-release tablet whole. Do not split, crush, or chew it. You may take the tablet with or without food.

For delayed-release oral suspension granules:

  • Applesauce method:
    • 1. Open packet.
    • 2. Mix the packet contents with 1 teaspoonful of applesauce. Do not mix with water, other liquids, or food.
    • 3. Swallow the mixture at least 30 minutes before a meal. Take it within 10 minutes after you mix it.
    • 4. Sip some water after you swallow the mixture. This will make sure all of the granules get all the way to your stomach.
    • 5. Do not chew or crush the granules. Do not divide the packet contents to make smaller doses.
  • Apple juice method:
    • 1. Open packet.
    • 2. Mix the packet contents with 1 teaspoon of apple juice in a small cup or container.
    • 3. Stir for 5 seconds (granules will not dissolve) and swallow it immediately or take it at least 30 minutes before a meal.
    • 4. Rinse the container with apple juice to make sure you get all of the medicine. Swallow it immediately.
    • 5. Do not chew or crush the granules. Do not divide the packet contents to make smaller doses.
  • Feeding tube:
    • 1. Pour the packet contents in a 2-ounce (60 mL) catheter-tip syringe.
    • 2. Clear any clogs from the feeding tube before you put this medicine mixture into the tube.
    • 3. Add 10 mL of apple juice into the syringe. Gently tap or shake the barrel of the syringe to help rinse the syringe and tube.
    • 4. Repeat with an additional 10 mL of apple juice. No granules should remain in the syringe.
    • 5. Take this medicine at least 30 minutes before a meal.
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Pantoprazole side effects

Common Side Effects
  • Headache12%
  • Diarrhea9%
  • Nausea7%
  • Stomach pain6%
  • Vomiting4%
  • Gas4%
  • Dizziness3%
  • Joint pain3%

Serious Side Effects

  • Weakened bones
      Higher risk if:
    • Using multiple daily doses and/or for 1 year or longer
    • People age 65 or older
    • High risk of bone fractures

    Protonix (pantoprazole) can weaken your bones and increase your risk of getting bone fractures especially in the hip, wrist, or back. The chances of this happening are higher if you take the medicine for 1 year or longer. Use Protonix (pantoprazole) at the lowest dose and for the shortest amount of time possible.

  • Severe diarrhea
      Higher risk if:
    • People who are being treated in the hospital

    Protonix (pantoprazole) can rarely cause a bacterial infection that is life-threatening. If you notice symptoms like watery diarrhea, fever, or stomach pain that does not go away, talk to your doctor right away. These symptoms could happen as late as up to 2 months after you have stopped taking the medicine. To lower your risk, use Protonix (pantoprazole) at the lowest dose and for the shortest amout of time possible.

  • Kidney problem

    Protonix (pantoprazole) can very rarely damage your kidneys. This can happen at any time. Talk to your doctor right away if you are urinating less or have blood in the urine.

  • Lupus
      Higher risk if:
    • People with lupus

    Protonix (pantoprazole) can very rarely cause lupus, a condition where your immune system attacks your own body. If you already have lupus, the medicine could worsen it. This problem could happen anytime. Talk to your doctor right away if you notice sudden fatigue, fever, muscle pain or a rash that appears on your face or arms that gets worse when you are in the sun. To lower your risk of this problem, use the medicine for the shortest amount of time possible.

  • Low Vitamin B-12 level
      Higher risk if:
    • Taking Protonix (pantoprazole) for more than 3 years

    Since Protonix (pantoprazole) lowers the amount of acid in your stomach, it can decrease your absorption of Vitamin B-12 over time which can cause anemia. This is more likely to happen if you've used Protonix (pantoprazole) for more than 3 years.

  • Low magnesium level
      Higher risk if:
    • Diuretics (water pills)
    • Digoxin

    Protonix (pantoprazole) can lower the level of magnesium in your body, especially if you take it for at least 3 months. You're more likely to have this if you're taking water pills or digoxin, and your doctor might regularly check your blood magnesium levels. Symptoms include an abnormal heartbeat, muscle weakness, muscle cramps, dizziness, and shaking. Talk to your doctor right away if this happens.

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Pantoprazole interactions & warnings

Drug interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.

  • Rilpivirine

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

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Other interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following may cause an increased risk of certain side effects but may be unavoidable in some cases. If used together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use this medicine, or give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.

  • Cranberry
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Pantoprazole dosages

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage forms (delayed-release tablets or suspension):
    • For erosive esophagitis:
      • Adults—40 milligrams (mg) once a day for up to 8 weeks. Your doctor may want you to take pantoprazole for more than 8 weeks for certain conditions.
      • Children 5 years of age and older and weighing 40 kilograms (kg) or more—40 mg once a day for up to 8 weeks.
      • Children 5 years of age and older and weighing 15 to 39 kg—20 mg once a day for up to 8 weeks.
      • Children younger than 5 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For Zollinger-Ellison syndrome:
      • Adults—At first, 40 milligrams (mg) two times a day. Your doctor may increase your dose if needed.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
Missed dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Pantoprazole reviews

3.8 / 5 average rating with 584 reviews for Pantoprazole from Iodine.com

2 Tips about Pantoprazole from Iodine.com

53 year old woman
  • Used for a month or so
  • Taken for Prevention of stomach rebleeding

Reviewed unsure on 2/14/2018

  • Not worth it
  • Didn’t work
  • Big hassle
Use slippery elm powder
31 year old woman
  • Used for a couple weeks
  • Taken for Would rather not say

Reviewed Protonix on 2/14/2018

  • Not worth it
  • Worked well
  • Big hassle
I was taking it for heartburn which it worked for but the side effects were too bad,I had dizzy spells and stomach pain and constantly felt nauseous. Same thing happened to my grandmother.
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