Drug Class: What is protonix and why is Protonix prescribed?
Drug Mechanism: How does Protonix work?
Dosage: How should you take Protonix?
Possible food and drug interactions with Protonix
Special information on Protonix
Possible Protonix side effects
|Drug Class: What is protonix and why is Protonix prescribed?|
| Generic Protonix 40 mg is prescribed to heal a condition called erosive esophagitis
(a severe inflammation of the passage to the stomach) brought on by a persistent
backflow of stomach acid (gastroesophageal reflux disease).
Generic Protonix 40 mg blocks the production of stomach acid. Later, Generic Protonix 40 mg may be prescribed to maintain healing and prevent a relapse. Generic Protonix 40 mg is also used in the treatment of conditions marked
|Drug Mechanism: How does Protonix work?|
Proton pump inhibitors are used for the treatment of conditions such as
ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
that are caused by stomach acid.
|Dosage: How should you take Protonix?|
Generic Protonix 40 mg may be taken with or without food. Do not chew, crush, or split the delayed-release tablets. If you are taking antacids you may continue to do so.
If you miss a Generic Protonix 40 mg dose: Take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next Generic Protonix 40 mg dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular Generic Protonix 40 mg schedule. Never take two Generic Protonix 40 mg doses at once.
|Possible food and drug interactions with Protonix|
If Generic Protonix 40 mg is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Generic Protonix 40 mg with the following: Ampicillin (Omnipen) Iron Ketoconazole (Nizoral)
|Special information on Protonix|
Most important fact about Generic Protonix 40 mg:
Generic Protonix 40 mg special precautions:
|Possible Protonix side effects|
Side effects of Generic Protonix 40 mg cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Generic Protonix 40 mg.
More common side effects of Generic Protonix 40 mg may include: Diarrhea, headache.
Less common side effects of Generic Protonix 40 mg may include: Abdominal pain, burping, gas, nausea, vomiting.
Rare side effects of Generic Protonix 40 mg
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