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Brand name: Pantoprazole (Apotex)

Pantoprazole (Apotex) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) pantoprazole. On this page you will find out more about Pantoprazole (Apotex), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has a recall notice on this product.

Pantoprazole (Apotex) 20mg and 40mg Tablets

Recall Action Commencement Date: 26 May 2017

TGA Recall Reference: RC-2017-RN-00711-1

Batch Numbers: F5314 for 20mg and F4442 for 40mg

Expiry Date: November 2018

AUST R Numbers: R 156340 & 156337

Further information on this recall can be found at http://apps.tga.gov.au/PROD/SARA/arn-detail.aspx?k=RC-2017-RN-00711-1

Active ingredient in this medicine: pantoprazole

Over 65 years of age?

If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Pantoprazole (Apotex) 20 mg enteric tablet, 30

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Symptomatic improvement and healing of the following gastrointestinal diseases which require a reduction in acid secretion. - Duodenal ulcer. - Gastric ulcer. - Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD). Symptomatic GORD: the treatment of heartburn and other symptoms associated with GORD. - Reflux oesophagitis. - Gastrointestinal lesions refractory to H 2-blockers. - Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.. Patients whose gastric or duodenal ulceration is not associated with ingestion of NSAIDs require treatment with antimicrobial agents in addition to antisecretory drugs whether on first presentation or on recurrence.. Maintenance of healed reflux oesophagitis in patients previously treated for moderate to severe reflux oesophagitis.. For eradication of Helicobacter pylori, treatment with pantoprazole and one of the following combinations of antibiotics: clarithromycin and amoxycillin or clarithromycin and metronidazole or amoxycillin 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.. Pantoprazole in combination with bismuth, metronidazole and tetracycline is indicated for the eradication of H. pylori associated with peptic ulcer disease with the objective of reducing the recurrence of peptic ulcers caused by this organism.. Prevention of gastroduodenal lesions and dyspeptic symptoms associated with nonselective NSAIDs in increased risk patients with a need for continuous nonselective NSAID treatment.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Yellow, oval, biconvex, enteric-coated tablets engraved "APO" on one side, "20" on the other side

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Dosage Form Tablet, enteric coated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
30: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Moisture,Protect from Light
Life time 24 Months
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 October 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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