Immediate action required: Call 999 or go to A&E if:
- you get a skin rash that may include itchy, red, swollen, blistered or peeling skin
- you're wheezing
- you get tightness in the chest or throat
- you have trouble breathing or talking
- your mouth, face, lips, tongue or throat start swelling
You could be having a serious allergic reaction and may need immediate treatment in hospital.
These are not all the side effects of Sunpraz. For a full list see the leaflet inside your medicine packet.
You can report any suspected side effect to the UK safety scheme.
Sunpraz Missed Dose
If you miss a dose of Sunpraz, take it as soon as you remember.
You should skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose.
Don't take extra doses of this drug.
What is Sunpraz?
Sunpraz is a proton pump inhibitor that decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach.
Sunpraz is used to treat erosive esophagitis (damage to the esophagus from stomach acid caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD) in adults and children who are at least 5 years old. Sunpraz is usually given for up to 8 weeks at a time while your esophagus heals.
Sunpraz is also used to treat Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and other conditions involving excess stomach acid.
Experience in patients taking very high doses of PROTONIX (greater than 240 mg) is limited. Spontaneous post-marketing reports of overdose are generally within the known safety profile of PROTONIX.
Sunpraz is not removed by hemodialysis. In case of overdosage, treatment should be symptomatic and supportive.
Single oral doses of Sunpraz at 709 mg/kg, 798 mg/kg, and 887 mg/kg were lethal to mice, rats, and dogs, respectively. The symptoms of acute toxicity were hypoactivity, ataxia, hunched sitting, limb-splay, lateral position, segregation, absence of ear reflex, and tremor.
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The most common side effects of Sunpraz include:
You should call your doctor immediately or get emergency medical help if you experience any of the following side effects:
- Blistering or peeling skin
- Swelling of the eyes, face, lips, mouth, throat or tongue
- Muscle spasms
- Uncontrollable shaking of a body part
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Irregular, fast, or pounding heartbeat
- Excessive tiredness
- Severe diarrhea
- Stomach pain
Serious side effects
Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 if your symptoms feel life-threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency. Serious side effects and their symptoms can include the following:
- Low magnesium levels. Using this drug for three months or longer can cause low magnesium levels. Symptoms can include:
- abnormal or fast heart rate
- muscle weakness
- spasms of your hands and feet
- cramps or muscle aches
- spasm of your voice box
- neuritis (inflammation of a nerve)
- numbness or tingling in your hands and feet
- poor muscular coordination
- changes in menstruation
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs affect each person differently, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible side effects. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always discuss possible side effects with a healthcare provider who knows your medical history.
Sunpraz oral tablet can interact with other medications, herbs, or vitamins you might be taking. That’s why your doctor should manage all of your medications carefully. If you’re curious about how this drug might interact with something else you’re taking, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
To help avoid interactions, your doctor should manage all of your medications carefully. Be sure to tell your doctor about all medications, vitamins, or herbs you’re taking. To find out how this drug might interact with something else you’re taking, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Examples of drugs that can cause interactions with Sunpraz are listed below.
Serious side effects
Serious side effects are rare and happen in less than 1 in 1,000 people.
Call a doctor straight away if you have:
- joint pain and a red skin rash, especially in parts of your body exposed to the sun, such as your arms, cheeks and nose. These can be signs of a rare condition called subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus. This can happen even if you've been taking Sunpraz for a long time.
- stomach pain that gets worse, yellow skin (or the whites of your eyes turn yellow), dark pee. These can be signs of liver problems.
- pain when you pee, peeing less, lower back pain, swollen ankles, and rash or fever. These could be signs of a kidney problem.
Sunpraz is the generic name for Protonix, a drug that helps treat problems related to acid reflux and peptic ulcers. It works by decreasing acid in the stomach.
Sunpraz is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). People use it to treat and manage the symptoms of erosive esophagitis and Zollinger–Ellison syndrome.
Doctors also prescribe Sunpraz to stop ulcers from forming.
In this article, we take a look at the uses of Sunpraz, possible side effects, and warnings when taking this drug.
Why is this medication prescribed?
Sunpraz is used to treat damage from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach) in adults and children 5 years of age and older. Sunpraz is used to allow the esophagus to heal and prevent further damage to the esophagus in adults with GERD. It is also used to treat conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome in adults. Sunpraz is in a class of medications called proton-pump inhibitors. It works by decreasing the amount of acid made in the stomach.
Evidence on the effects of Sunpraz overdose in humans is limited.
Symptoms of overdose in studies of Sunpraz in rats, mice, and dogs included:
If you suspect an overdose, you should seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help Line at (800) 222-1222.
Before taking this medicine
Heartburn can mimic early symptoms of a heart attack. Get emergency medical help if you have chest pain that spreads to your jaw or shoulder and you feel anxious or light-headed.
You should not use this medicine if:
you also take medicine that contains rilpivirine (Edurant, Complera, Juluca, Odefsey); or
you are allergic to Sunpraz or similar medicines (lansoprazole, omeprazole, Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, and others).
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
low levels of magnesium in your blood;
osteoporosis or low bone mineral density.
You may be more likely to have a broken bone while using Sunpraz long-term or more than once per day. Talk with your doctor about ways to keep your bones healthy, especially if you are an adult over 50.
It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.
Sunpraz is not approved for use by anyone younger than 5 years old.