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Brand name: Pantoprazole (Sandoz)

Pantoprazole (Sandoz) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) pantoprazole. On this page you will find out more about Pantoprazole (Sandoz), 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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Active ingredient in this medicine: pantoprazole

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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 (Sandoz) 40 mg enteric tablet, 5

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is 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.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Yellow, oval, enteric coated tablet.
Dosage Form Tablet, enteric coated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
30 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
5 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 3 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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