Pantoprazole or Pantoloc is used to treat ulcer disease and reflux conditions.
Pantoprazole or Pantoloc inhibits proton pumps in the stomach which produce acid. Thus it reduces acid and provide control of ulcer disease and reflux conditions.
Reflux occurs when the acidic stomach contents reflux or move back up the esophagus to produce a burning sensation or heartburn.
Pantoprazole or Pantoloc is well tolerated with most side effects being mild and transient. Reported side effects include diarrhea, gas, constipation, abdominal pain, headache, and dizziness, but all less than 1%.
Pantoprazole or Pantoloc seems to have a greater effect in the elderly, thus the dosage may have to be modified. Because the liver is involved in the metabolism and excretion of Pantoprazole or Pantoloc, people with liver disease may have to have a dosage modification.
Pantoprazole or Pantoloc is used with various antibiotic combination to treat H. pylori infections which are implicated in ulcer disease.
Clin Pharmacolkinet 1996;31:9
The relevant product monographs must be regarded as the appropriate sources of prescribing information.