Some people taking warfarin with Pantosec can experience increases in INR and prothrombin time (PT). This can lead to an increased risk of severe bleeding. If you take these drugs together, your doctor should monitor you for increases in INR and PT.
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“Pantosec.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Pantosec. Accessed 27 December 2019.
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Drugs affected by stomach pH
Pantosec affects stomach acid levels. As a result, it can reduce your body’s absorption of certain drugs that are sensitive to the effects of decreased stomach acid. This effect can make these drugs less effective.
Examples of these drugs include:
- iron salts
- mycophenolate mofetil
Generic Name: Pantosec (oral/injection) (pan TOE pra zole)Brand Names: Protonix
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Sep 13, 2018.
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Proton pump inhibitors such as Pantosec stop cells in the lining of the stomach from producing too much acid. This helps to prevent ulcers from forming, or assists the healing process where damage has already occurred. By decreasing the amount of acid, they can also help to reduce the symptoms of acid reflux disease, such as heartburn. Pantosec is also given as one part of a treatment to get rid of Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium found in the stomach, which can cause ulcers.
Pantosec is available on prescription. You can also buy short courses of Pantosec at a pharmacy for the treatment of reflux symptoms (such as heartburn) in adults.
Storage And Handling
PROTONIX (Pantosec sodium) Delayed-Release Tablets are supplied as yellow, oval biconvex delayed-release tablets imprinted with PROTONIX (brown ink) on one side containing 40 mg Pantosec and are available as follows:
PROTONIX (Pantosec sodium) Delayed-Release Tablets are supplied as yellow oval biconvex delayed-release tablets imprinted with P20 (brown ink) on one side containing 20 mg Pantosec and are available as follows:
PROTONIX (Pantosec sodium) For Delayed-Release Oral Suspension contains pale yellowish to dark brownish, enteric-coated granules containing 40 mg Pantosec in a 40 mg unit-dose packet and are available as follows:
- NDC 0008-0844-02, unit-dose carton of 30
How it works
Pantosec belongs to a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors. It works to shut off the acid-pumping cells in your stomach. It reduces the amount of stomach acid and helps to reduce painful symptoms related to conditions such as GERD.
Pantosec oral tablet does not cause drowsiness. However, it can cause other side effects.