Pantoloc (Pantoprazole)

(Rx) Prescription Required- Pantoloc is also marketed as Pantpas and Somac

Pantoloc (Pantoprazole) Dosage and Side Effects

PANTOLOC is used to treat stomach acid related problems.

Proper Use of this medication

  • Take PANTOLOC in the morning.
    • with or without food.
  • Swallow the tablet(s) whole with water.
  • Do not crush or chew the tablet(s).

Usual Adult Dose:

Your doctor will have told you what dose to take for your condition. Follow your doctor’s directions carefully as they may be different from the information provided in this leaflet.

PANTOLOC may be used in combination with two antibiotics to treat ulcers caused by H. pylori. PANTOLOC and both antibiotics are to be taken twice a day, or as prescribed by your doctor.

Overdose:

If you think you have taken too much PANTOLOC, contact your healthcare professional, hospital emergency department or regional Poison Control Centre immediately, even if there are no symptoms.

Missed Dose:

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take the next dose at your regular time. Do not double doses.

Side Effects

Like all medicines, PANTOLOC may cause side effects. Side effects have generally been mild and did not last a long time. These are not all the possible side effects you may feel when taking PANTOLOC.

The most common side effects are:

  • headache.
  • diarrhea.
  • nausea.

Your symptoms may get worse after stopping your medication. This may occur as your stomach may increase the production of acid.

Warnings and Precautions

You should take PANTOLOC exactly as prescribed. You will use the lowest dose and shortest time suitable for your condition. Talk to you doctor if you have any concerns about your treatment.

Depending on your condition, your doctor may tell you to use this type of medicine (proton pump inhibitors) for a longer period.

Using proton pump inhibitors for a long time (every day for a year or longer) may increase risks of broken bones of the hip, wrist or spine. Talk to your doctor about this risk.

Long term use of proton pump inhibitors may interfere with the absorption of Vitamin B12 from the diet. This may cause a shortage of Vitamin B12 in your body. Talk to your doctor.

Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take, including any drugs, vitamins, minerals, natural supplements or alternative medicines.

Interactions with this medication

The following may interact with PANTOLOC:

Warfarin, atazanavir sulphate (Reyataz), nelfinavir (Viracept), methotrexate.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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