Active ingredients: pantoprazole
What it is used for
1. For symptomatic improvement and healing of gastrointestinal diseases which require a reduction in acid secretion: Duodenal ulcer; Gastric ulcer; Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) i. Symptomatic GORD. The treatment of heartburn and other symptoms associated with GORD ii. Reflux oesophagitis; Gastrointestinal lesions refractory to H2 blockers ; Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. Patients whose gastric or duodenal ulceration is not associated with ingestion of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) require treatment with antimicrobial agents in addition to antisecretory drugs whether on first presentation or on recurrence. 2. Maintenance of healed reflux oesophagitis in patients previously treated for moderate to severe reflux oesophagitis. 3. For eradication of Helicobacter pylori, treatment with pantoprazole and one of the following combinations of antibiotics: Clarithromycin and amoxicillin or; Clarithromycin and metronidazole or; Amoxicillin and metronidazole - is recommended in cases of duodenal ulcer and gastric ulcer with the objective of reducing the recurrence of duodenal and gastric ulcers caused by this micro-organism. 4. Pantoprazole in combination with bismuth, metronidazole and tetracycline is indicated for the eradication of Helicobacter pylori associated with peptic ulcer disease with the objective of reducing the recurrence of peptic ulcers caused by this organism. 5. Prevention of gastroduodenal lesions and dyspeptic symptoms associated with non-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in increased risk patients with a need for continuous non-selective NSAID treatment.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
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- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Yellow, oval coated tablet.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on April 1, 2021. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
This medicine contains the active ingredients:
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For the active ingredient pantoprazole
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