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Protonix Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is pantoprazole (Protonix)?
- What are the possible side effects of pantoprazole (Protonix)?
- What is the most important information I should know about pantoprazole (Protonix)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking pantoprazole (Protonix)?
- How should I take pantoprazole (Protonix)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Protonix)?
- What happens if I overdose (Protonix)?
- What should I avoid while taking pantoprazole (Protonix)?
- What other drugs will affect pantoprazole (Protonix)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Protonix)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Protonix)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking pantoprazole (Protonix)?
This medication can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop taking pantoprazole and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
What other drugs will affect pantoprazole (Protonix)?
Pantoprazole should not be taken together with atazanavir (Reyataz) or nelfinavir (Viracept). Tell your doctor if you are taking either of these medications to treat HIV or AIDS.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- ampicillin (Principen, Unasyn);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps);
- a diuretic (water pill);
- ketoconazole (Nizoral);
- iron (Feosol, Mol-Iron, Fergon, Femiron, others); or
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with pantoprazole. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about pantoprazole.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Protonix Information
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- Protonix Side Effects Center
- Protonix Overview including Precautions
- Protonix FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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