Pantoprazole is a medication that belongs to the class of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and is used to treat conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), stomach and duodenal ulcers, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
Pantoprazole works by blocking the action of proton pumps, which are responsible for producing stomach acid. By reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach, Pantoprazole can help to alleviate symptoms such as heartburn, acid reflux, and stomach pain.
Pantoprazole is available in various forms, including tablets, capsules, and oral suspensions. It is important to follow the dosage instructions of your healthcare provider while taking this medication. The recommended dosage may vary depending on the severity of your symptoms and other factors.
Like all medications, Pantoprazole may cause side effects in some people. Some common side effects of Pantoprazole include headache, nausea, diarrhea, and stomach pain. In rare cases, Pantoprazole may cause more serious side effects such as liver problems or an allergic reaction. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects while taking this medication, it is important to contact your healthcare provider immediately.