Pantoprazole sodium and domperidone are medications that are often used together to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions related to excessive stomach acid production, such as dyspepsia and acid reflux.
Pantoprazole sodium is a proton pump inhibitor that works by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach, thus helping to relieve symptoms such as heartburn and acid reflux.
Domperidone is a prokinetic agent that works by increasing the movement of food through the digestive system, reducing the amount of time that stomach acid can irritate the esophagus. It also helps to increase the tone of the lower esophageal sphincter, which helps to prevent stomach acid from refluxing back into the esophagus.
The combination of Pantoprazole sodium and domperidone is often used because they work together to provide greater relief of GERD symptoms than either medication alone. The medication is available in tablet form and is taken orally.
Like all medications, Pantoprazole sodium and domperidone can cause side effects, including headache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Serious side effects are rare but can occur, such as allergic reactions, abnormal heart rhythm, and seizures. It is essential to inform your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms while taking Pantoprazole sodium and domperidone.
Pantoprazole sodium and domperidone can interact with other medications, including some antibiotics, antifungals, and drugs used to treat HIV. It is important to inform your doctor of all medications you are taking before starting treatment with Pantoprazole sodium and domperidone.