Pantoprazole is an effective medication used to treat acid reflux, heartburn and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). It relieves symptoms by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach, reducing the level of acid in the respiratory tract. Pantoprazole is most effective when taken daily.
Pharmacy Online prescribes Pantoprazole in 20mg and 40mg dosages. To buy Pantoprazole tablets, start a consultation with our online doctor.
- Effective treatment for acid reflux and heartburn
- Provides up to 24 hours relief
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Pantoprazole helps to relieve symptoms of acid reflux, heartburn and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). Taken once daily, Pantoprazole tablets are most effective when taken regularly. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, our online doctor can prescribe Pantoprazole 20mg or Pantoprazole 40mg.
Pantoprazole tablets belong to a family of medicines called proton pump inhibitors (PPI), an effective group of treatments used to relieve acid reflux.
You can buy Pantoprazole from our online pharmacist, who will prescribe the most appropriate dosage to support your symptoms.
What Is the Difference Between Prescription and Over-the-Counter Pantoprazole?
You’ll find the same active drugs in both prescription and over-the-counter Pantoprazole, and both work in the same way. Over the counter medications may however contain a lower dose.
Is Pantoprazole safe to take?
Pantoprazole is a safe and approved medication. Long term use of PPIs, including Pantoprazole can however cause side effects. When used for longer than 3 months, Pantoprazole can cause the body’s magnesium levels to fall. This can result in feelings of dizziness and cause muscle twitches, irregular heart rhythms and shakiness.
Taking Pantoprazole for longer than 1 year can increase the risk of side effects including bone fractures, gut infections and vitamin B12 deficiency. For patients who take Pantoprazole for over a year, your doctor will likely take regular checks to ensure it is safe for you to continue use.
You should only use this medication long-term if advised by a healthcare professional.
How Do I Take Pantoprazole?
PPIs should be taken on an empty stomach, about 30 minutes to one hour before eating breakfast.
How Long Will I Have to Keep Taking Pantoprazole?
PPIs (Pantoprazole) are generally supposed to be taken for two to eight weeks, depending on the condition being treated.
Can I drink alcohol when taking Pantoprazole?
You should avoid drinking alcohol when taking Pantoprazole or other PPIs, as this can increase the chances of adverse side effects. Alcohol can also worsen the severity of acid reflux.
What to eat when taking Pantoprazole?
You can continue to eat your usual diet when taking Pantoprazole. Although Pantoprazole tablets should be taken on an empty stomach in the morning, around 30 minutes to one hour before eating breakfast. Once taken, continue with your everyday diet as you normally would.
There is always a risk of side effects with all medications. Some of these can be quite mild and can subside over time. Others are more serious and should be reported to your GP right away if you experience any side effects. Please contact a member of our team if you are concerned about any potential side effects that may occur when taking pantoprazole.
Common side effects include:
- Dry mouth
- Abdominal pain
There are some rare yet severe side effects associated with pantoprazole. You should seek medical attention if you experience joint pain along with a red skin rash, especially in parts of your body exposed to the sun, such as your arms, cheeks and nose.
Before taking any medicines, regardless of whether they are over the counter or prescription-only, it is essential always to read the patient information leaflet.