Pantoloc

Pantoloc Medication Information:

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Pantoloc 20 mg
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Pantoloc Information

Pantoloc is a medical drug that comes in a tablet form and is used to treat any condition requiring a reduction of gastric acid.

What is Pantoloc for?

Pantoloc is used to treat medical conditions such as gastro esophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD. It is commonly prescribed for reflux oesophagitis, heartburn, and certain stomach ulcers or to reduce the risk of stomach ulcers. Pantoloc has also been prescribed along with antibiotics to treat Helicobacter pylori infections. Pantoloc works by reducing the amount of acid the stomach produces.

How to take Pantoloc

Pantoloc should be taken under the supervision of a doctor, and for an allotted time frame usually measured in weeks. Pantoloc should not be stopped until all tablets are finished. If you miss a dose, take the missed tablet as soon as you remember and continue normally with your regular scheduled doses. Pantoloc can be taken with or without food however, it should be taken first thing in the morning and with a full glass of water. The tablet is to be swallowed whole and should not be crushed or chewed.

Side Effects

Side effects of Pantoloc are mild and may be experienced in certain people. The most common side effects are headache, and diarrhea. Other noted side effects are as follows; allergic skin rash, dizziness can occur, disturbance in vision such as blurred vision and occasional upper abdominal pain or flatulence.

Other Brand Names:

Pantoloc is the brand name for pantoprazole sodium. The common name used is pantoprazole. Each tablet contains pantopazole sodium as the active ingredient, and other ingredients contained are, anhydrous sodium carbonate, calcium stearate, crospovidone, ferric oxide, mannitol, methylhydroxypropyl cellulose, poly (ethylacrylate, methacrylic acid), polysorbate 80, polyvidone, propylene glycol, anhydrous sodium carbonate, sodium lauryl sulfate, titanium dioxide, and triethyl citrate.

Safety Information:

Safety measures should be taken by anyone who is allergic to Pantoprazole or has an hypersensitivity to pantoprazole. If you are allergic to any of the other ingredients contained in the tablet you should not take Pantoloc. Anyone using the medication Atazanavir should avoid using Pantoloc with it. Pantoloc should be taken with caution when used by the elderly or anyone with liver cirrhosis. Pantoloc is not yet known if it is safe for children, therefore should only be taken by adults. And should not be used in pregnant women unless the benefits outweigh the risks. Tablets should be left at room temperature in a safe place, away from children.

Dosage:

Dosage differs depending on the medical condition. Pantoloc is available in two tablet doses:

  • Pantoloc -20mg Drug ID #02241804
  • Pantoloc -40mg Drug ID #02229453

Most doses are 40 mg once a day taken in the mornings except for certain conditions where the doctor will sometimes prescribe a lower dose or antibiotics to be taken with the Pantoloc. Studies show no severe symptoms with overdose issues.

Visual Description:

  • 20-mg enteric coated yellow, oval, biconvex tablet marked "P20" on one side contains 20 mg-pantaprazole
  • 40-mg enteric coated yellow, oval, biconvex tablet marked "P40" on one side contains 40 mg-pantaprazole

About Pantoloc

What Pantoloc is used for

PANTOLOC is used to treat acid-related stomach problems such as stomach ulcers (also known as gastric ulcers), duodenal ulcers (including ulcers that are associated with a bacterium called H. pylori), reflux esophagitis (a severe form of heartburn), symptoms of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (heartburn and acid regurgitation), and the prevention of gastrointestinal damage (such as erosions and/or ulcers in the stomach/duodenum) and symptoms caused by non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs [(NSAIDs) medicines commonly used to treat arthritis and certain muscle conditions] when individuals must continue to take NSAIDs and where these individuals are considered to have an increased risk of developing gastrointestinal damage.

What Pantoloc does

PANTOLOC works by reducing the amount of acid made in your stomach.

When Pantoloc should not be used

You should not take PANTOLOC if you think you might be allergic to any of the ingredients (see “What the important nonmedicinal ingredients are:”). You should not use PANTOLOC at the same time as atazanavir sulphate (Reyataz).

What the medicinal ingredient is

Pantoprazole sodium.

What the important nonmedicinal ingredients for Pantoloc are

Calcium stearate, crospovidone, ferric oxide, mannitol, methylhydroxypropyl cellulose, poly (ethylacrylate, methacrylic acid), polysorbate 80, polyvidone, propylene glycol, anhydrous sodium carbonate, sodium lauryl sulfate, titanium dioxide, and triethyl citrate.

What dosage forms Pantoloc comes in

Enteric-coated tablet, 20 mg and 40 mg pantoprazole.


Warnings and Precautions

BEFORE you use PANTOLOC talk to your doctor or pharmacist:

  • about all health problems you have now or have had in the past, including liver problems;

  • about all other medicines you take, including ones you can get without a prescription;

  • if you are allergic to pantoprazole or to the “nonmedicinal” ingredients which are present in PANTOLOC;

  • if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. In one study, a single case of pantoprazole excretion in human breastmilk was detected. The clinical relevance of this finding is not known. Discuss this with your doctor;

  • if you suffer unexplained weight loss, recurrent vomiting or vomiting blood, dark stools, fatigue (anemia) or difficulty in swallowing.


Interactions with Pantoloc

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking warfarin. Warfarin may interact with PANTOLOC.

PANTOLOC may interact with atazanavir sulphate (Reyataz).


Proper Use of Pantoloc

Usual adult dose

Your doctor will have explained why you need to be treated with PANTOLOC and will have told you what dose to take. Follow your doctor's directions carefully as they may be different from the information provided in this leaflet.

PANTOLOC should be taken in the morning, with or without food. Swallow the tablet(s) whole, with water. Do not crush or chew the tablet(s).

PANTOLOC may be used in combination with two antibiotics to treat ulcers associated with H. pylori. Doses of PANTOLOC and each of the antibiotics should be taken twice a day, or as prescribed by your doctor.

Overdose

If you or someone you know takes a lot more than the recommended dose (an overdose) you should contact a doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Missed dose

If you forget to take one dose of PANTOLOC, take a tablet as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. If it is, do not take the missed tablet at all. Never double-up on a dose to make up for the one you have missed, just go back to your regular schedule.


Side Effects for Pantoloc and What to Do About Them

Like any medication, PANTOLOC may cause side effects in some people. When side effects have been reported, they have been generally mild and did not last a long time. Headache, diarrhea and nausea are the most common side effects; less often rash, itchiness and dizziness can occur. If any of these become troublesome, consult your doctor. If you experience any unusual or unexpected symptoms while using PANTOLOC, consult your doctor.

Serious Side Effects, How Often They Happen and What to Do About Them
Symptom/Effect Talk with your doctor or pharmacist Stop taking drug and call your doctor or pharmacist
Only if severe In all cases
Uncom mon Disturbances in visiona    
Very Rare Liver damage (symptoms include yellowing of the skin and eyes)    
Isolated Cases Severe skin reactions such as, Stevens-Johnson-Syndrome, Erythema multiforme, Exfoliative dermatitis, Toxic epidermal necrolysis, Photosensitivity    
Muscle wasting    
a. Most cases reported are not serious.

This is not a complete list of side effects. For any unexpected effects while taking PANTOLOC, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


Pantoloc Facts

In 2007, Panatoloc was the fourth most commonly prescribed medication for out-patient care in Canada.

Pantoprazole sodium is marketed in Canada as Pantoloc and in the U. S. as Protonix.

Beginning in 2006, Pantoloc was available as the generic pantoprazole sodium.

Pantoloc is one of the family of proton pump inhibitors that help decrease the amount of acid produced in the stomach.

 

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