Protonix (Pantoprazole 20 mg)
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Generic Protonix (Pantoprazole 20 mg) guide:
What is the medication marketed as Protonix?
Protonix is a trademark that is owned and promoted by Pfizer. The medication is basically Pantoprazole, a proton pump inhibiting medication developed in Germany and first sold in 1994. The formula of the medication is no longer protected by the copyright as the exclusive patent expired in 2010. It means that you can buy Protonix under a different trademark several times cheaper than the branded medicine.
The medications based on Pantoprazole have antiulcer activity, i.e. they prevent the formation of gastric and duodenum ulcers due to various reasons through inhibiting certain enzymes and thereby suppressing the secretion of gastric acid.
How does Pantoprazole render its effect?
The medication is a substituted benzimidazole which suppresses the production of gastric acid in the stomach through the blocking of certain enzymes that are called the proton pumps. It starts to act only in the acid environment and influences only the last stage of the hydrochloric acid. By reducing the acidity in the stomach environment, the medication enhances the production of gastrin, a hormone that is responsible for good digestion. Besides, Pantoprazole has an antibacterial effect against Helicobacter pylori and promotes the antibacterial effect of other medicines used for the elimination of this pathogen.
The therapeutic effect of the single dose intake starts to manifest quickly and is maintained within 24 hours. The use of the medication ensures quick healing of ulcers of the stomach and duodenum and the elimination of symptoms. The treatment with the medication for four weeks ensures the complete healing in 89% of people. However, the relapses are possible. Therefore, the maintenance therapy with the lower doses should be made.
The medication is almost completely metabolized in the liver. The binding of Pantoprazole with plasma proteins is around 98%. The major share of the metabolites of Protonix is excreted in urine (around 80%). The rest is excreted in feces. The half-life of the main metabolite is around an hour and a half.
Can you buy Generic Protonix for the therapy?
The medications you can find under the name Generic Protonix and equal in the formula and effect to the brand-name medication. The name Generic Protonix is not a registered trademark but rather a collective term used for all drugs with the same composition unofficially to help people who know only the one brand-name to find a cheaper analog. The registered names you can see on the package of pills are Lupipan, Pantagon, Pantogen, Pentab, Pantoloc, and many others. All of these pills are identical so you can without any worries buy Generic Protonix offered by our online pharmacy and benefit from the same result as from the more expensive advertised medication.
When is Protonix used?
The medications with the active agent Pantoprazole are prescribed to be used in the peptic ulcer of the duodenum and stomach in the acute phase including the ulcers caused by the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pills. It can be also used as the main treatment for the ulcers that are irresponsive to the treatment with the blockers of H2 histamine receptors. You can also buy Pantoprazole and use it if you suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease of moderate to severe manifestation. The pills are also used in Zollinger-Ellison syndrome; combined helicobacter eradication therapy in patients with peptic ulcer in order to reduce the frequency of relapses.
If you have any of these conditions diagnosed, you can get the medication without a prescription. But if you only suspect a condition that can be caused by the excess of gastric juice, for instance, if you have frequent heartburn, you should get tested before you buy Generic Pantoprazole to exclude the possibility of cancer, bleeding, and so on.
When is Generic Pantoprazole contraindicated to be used?
The contraindications for the use of generic are the same as for the use of the branded drug Protonix: intolerance of the active substance, hepatitis or liver cirrhosis accompanied by severe liver dysfunction.
The medication is also not advised to be used in any impairment of the liver function and in children.
Can you use Protonix while being pregnant or breastfeeding?
The medication can be used for the therapy of pregnant women only if the anticipated benefit exceeds the risk to the fetus. During breastfeeding the drug can be used if you transfer the baby to a formula feeding.
What side effects can Protonix cause?
If you have never used proton pump inhibitors and now want to order Protonix for the first time, you should be ready that sometimes the therapy with the drug can cause certain negative effects such as dry mouth, increased appetite, nausea, burping, bloating, pain in the belly, constipation, headache, depression, apathy, general weakness, and dizziness, noise in the ears, vision impairment, allergic reactions, and others.
If after the intake of a single dose you start suffering from severe side effects, stop using the pills immediately and seek an alternative.
Can you use Protonix if you already use other medications?
The use of the medication can cause the lowered absorption of the medicines which effectiveness within the body depends on the pH of the stomach, for instance, ketoconazole.
It is not recommended to use Protonix along with certain HIV medications as their efficiency can be significantly reduced by the changes of the stomach pH that the medication causes. If the simultaneous use is inevitable, it is recommended to perform thorough cell monitoring (for instance, viral load). It is not recommended to use high doses of Protonix. The adjustment of HIV medicines dosage can be needed.
If you use any other medications when you order Generic Protonix, consult your doctor about the safety of their combination with the drug.
Dosage regimen of Protonix use
The capsules should be taken without crushing or dissolving one hour before breakfast. If the medication should be taken twice a day, the second dosage is taken one hour before dinner.
For the treatment of ulcer of the stomach and duodenum as well as erosive gastritis, the dosage is from 40 to 80 mg a day. The treatment course for an exacerbation of the duodenum ulcer is two weeks and for the stomach ulcer, it is from four to eight weeks. To prevent the exacerbations of the ulcers, the dosage of 20 mg is taken for as long as the doctor prescribes.
In case the ulcer is caused by Helicobacter pylori, the dosage of the medication is 40 mg taken twice a day along with antimicrobial medications for seven to fourteen days.
The erosive and ulcerative conditions of the stomach and duodenum caused by the use of NSAIDs the dosage is 40-80 mg a day. The duration of the course is four to eight weeks. For the prevention of erosions and ulcers caused by the medicines, the daily dosage is 20 mg a day.
Gastroesophageal reflux is treated with 20-40 mg a day. The duration of the therapy is four to eight weeks. To prevent exacerbations of the disease, you can order Pantoprazole and use 20 mg a day.
For people with liver function impairment, the dosage should be lowered to 40 mg taken once in two days. In case of liver function worsening, the medication use must be discontinued.
The use of the medication can hide the symptoms of malignant neoplasms of the stomach and delay their diagnosis. If you have alarming symptoms such as significant body mass loss, vomiting, general weakness, as well as that your doctor suspects a stomach ulcer, it is crucial to exclude the presence of malignant neoplasms. If after a complete course the symptoms persist, it is necessary to undergo additional medical examination.
Where to buy Protonix?
You can get the medication at your local drugstores or order Generic Pantoprazole from our online pharmacy at a fraction of the price and have absolutely the same results from the therapy.
Shipping of Protonix
We will ship your Protonix pills to any country and city of the world where standard and express mail services perform delivery.
Our doctor prescribes Pantoprazole online for free, and there is no doctor’s consultation fee.
All orders of Pantoprazole arrive in discrete unmarked parcels. We leave the shipment description blank.