Its usual to take pantoprazole once a day, first thing in the morning. If you take pantoprazole twice a day, take 1 dose in the morning and 1 dose in the evening. Its best to take pantoprazole an hour before a meal. Swallow tablets whole with a drink of water.
Is it OK to take 2 pantoprazole?
* Do not split, chew, or crush PROTONIX Delayed-Release Tablets and PROTONIX For Delayed-Release Oral Suspension. Take a missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at the regular scheduled time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time.
How much pantoprazole can you take in a day?
Adults—40 milligrams (mg) once a day for up to 8 weeks. Your doctor may want you to take pantoprazole for more than 8 weeks for certain conditions. Children 5 years of age and older weighing 40 kilograms (kg) or more—40 mg once a day for up to 8 weeks.
Can you take 2 40mg pantoprazole a day?
One tablet of Pantoprazole per day. In individual cases the dose may be doubled (increase to 2 tablets Pantoprazole daily) especially when there has been no response to other treatment.
How many hours does pantoprazole last?
Pantoprazole is extensively metabolized in the liver through the cytochrome P-450 system, predominantly by CYP2C19 demethylation with subsequent sulfation and has a serum elimination half-life of about 1.1 hours.
What happens when you take too much pantoprazole?
People who are taking multiple daily doses of proton pump inhibitor medicines for a long period of time may have an increased risk of fractures of the hip, wrist or spine. Tell your doctor about any side effects that bother you or that do not go away. These are not all the possible side effects with pantoprazole.
What happens if you stop taking pantoprazole?
Usually, you can stop taking pantoprazole without reducing the dose first. If youve taken pantoprazole for a long time speak to your doctor before you stop taking it. Stopping suddenly could make your stomach produce a lot more acid, and make your symptoms come back.
Should pantoprazole be taken on an empty stomach?
You can take PROTONIX tablets with food or on an empty stomach. Swallow PROTONIX tablets whole. If you have trouble swallowing a PROTONIX 40 mg tablet, you can take two 20 mg tablets instead. Do not split, chew, or crush PROTONIX tablets.
Can I drink coffee with pantoprazole?
You can eat and drink normally while taking pantoprazole, but its best to take it an hour before a meal. Its best to avoid foods that seem to make your symptoms worse, such as rich, spicy and fatty foods. It also helps to cut down on caffeinated drinks, such as tea, coffee and cola, as well as alcohol.
How do I know if pantoprazole is working?
How to tell if the drug is working: You can tell that pantoprazole is working if it reduces your GERD symptoms, such as:heartburn.nausea.difficulty swallowing.regurgitation.sensation of a lump in your throat.