Active ingredients: pantoprazole
What it is used for
Adults 1. Symptomatic improvement and healing of gastrointestinal diseases which require a reduction in acid secretion: Duodenal ulcer Gastric ulcer Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) Symptomatic GORD. The treatment of heartburn and other symptoms associated with GORD Reflux oesophagitis Gastrointestinal lesions refractory to H2 blockers Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome Patients whose gastric or duodenal ulceration is not associated with ingestion of nonsteroidal 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 Clarithomycin 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 microorganism (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION). 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 nonselective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in increased risk patients with a need for continuous non-selective NSAID treatment. Children aged from 5 to 17 years Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) Symptomatic GORD. The treatment of heartburn and other symptoms associated with GORD Reflux oesophagitis The treatment duration should not exceed 8 weeks.
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 24 Months.
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Yellow coloured, oval, biconvex enteric coated tablets plain on both sides.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
This medicine contains the active ingredients:
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Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient pantoprazole
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Reporting side effects
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