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What is Pantoprazole?

Pantoprazole is a medication that lowers the amount of stomach acid you have. It can help with acid-related gastric conditions such as heartburn, stomach ulcers, and GORD (gastroesophageal reflux disorder).

It is also (although less commonly) used to treat a condition called Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome, a rare type of digestive disorder.

Pantoprazole is a ‘proton pump inhibitor’. This is a class of medication that lowers stomach acid levels by inhibiting (or stopping) certain enzymes in the lining of the stomach from producing acid.

Pantoprazole comes in tablet form. Lower-strength 20 mg tablets are available for purchase over the counter. You can get stronger 40 mg tablets with a doctor’s prescription only.

How do I use Pantoprazole?

Dosage instructions

The usual dosage instructions for different conditions are as follows:

  • Heartburn: 20 mg daily, for as long as your doctor recommends.
  • Stomach ulcers: 40 mg daily for 4 weeks, or delivered via intravenous injection.
  • GORD: 40 mg once daily for 4-8 weeks.
  • Functional dyspepsia (an upset stomach): 20 mg daily for up to 4 weeks.
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome: 80 mg daily for as long as your doctor recommends. Medicine can also be delivered via intravenous injection.

You should always take your medication as advised by your doctor. If their dosage instructions differ from that stated above, then please disregard the usual recommendations.

Administration guideline

Pantoprazole should be taken 1 hour before a meal. Do not chew or break the tablets - they should be swallowed whole with a glass of water.

If you take more Pantoprazole than you should, tell your pharmacist or doctor.

Never make up for a missed dose by double dosing (taking two doses in a row). Simply wait until your next dose is due and continue taking your treatment as normal.

What are the precautions and warnings?


Pantoprazole is safe for the majority of people to take. However, you should not take this medication if:

  • you are allergic to Pantoprazole or any of the other ingredients found in this medicine
  • you are allergic to any medicines that contain a different type of proton pump inhibitor

Before taking Pantoprazole, you must tell your doctor if:

  • you have (or have had) bad liver problems
  • you have low or reduced vitamin B12 levels
  • you are taking an HIV medication called Atazanavir

Any of these health problems or medications might mean that Pantoprazole is not safe for you to take.


If you’re taking Pantoprazole for more than 3 months, please note that the magnesium levels in your blood can fall. Symptoms of low magnesium include:

  • fatigue
  • convulsions
  • involuntary muscle movements
  • increased heart rate
  • dizziness
  • convulsions

Report to your doctor immediately if you experience any of the above during your treatment.

If you are planning on taking Pantoprazole for more than a year, there may be an increased risk of hip, wrist or spine fractures (especially if you are elderly).

While taking this treatment, tell your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • unintentional weight loss
  • repeated vomiting
  • difficulty swallowing
  • vomiting blood
  • feeling weak and having a pale complexion
  • there’s blood in your stools
  • repeated diarrhoea

You should also discontinue the use of your treatment and await your doctor’s instructions.

Which medicines can interact with Pantoprazole?

Some medications shouldn’t be taken with Pantoprazole as it can put you at risk or stop the medicines from working properly. Your doctor must know if you are taking:

  • antifungal medicines (such as Ketoconazole, Itraconazole, or Posaconazole)
  • a specific type of cancer medication known as Erlotinib
  • Warfarin or Phenprocoumon (which affects the thinning or thickening of the blood)

Remember to tell your doctor about any medications you are taking during your consultation, even if they are over-the-counter medicines.

What are the possible side effects?

As is the case with all medicines, there’s a chance that you’ll experience side effects while taking Pantoprazole.

It’s normal to experience side effects. They are usually mild and go away once you stop taking treatment.

Most common side effects:
(May affect 1 in 100 people)
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • diarrhoea
  • feeling sick (nausea)
  • an increase in liver enzymes
  • bloating
  • flatulence (gas)
  • constipation
  • dry mouth
  • fatigue
  • feeling generally unwell
  • sleep disorders
  • vomiting
Rare side effects:
(May affect 1 in 1000 people)
  • blurred vision
  • hives
  • pain in the joints
  • weight changes
  • muscle pains
  • raised body temperature
  • increased fats in the blood
Very rare side effects:
(May affect 1 in 10,000 people)
  • disorientation
  • confusion
  • a reduction in blood platelets (causing more bruising or bleeding)
  • hallucination
  • muscle cramps
  • a reduction in white blood cells (causing you to pick up more infections)

Allergic reactions and how to respond

In very rare cases, it’s possible to experience a serious reaction to Pantoprazole.

Stop treatment and make your way to the nearest hospital immediately if you experience any of the following warning signs:

  • swelling of the tongue and/or throat
  • difficulty swallowing
  • difficulty breathing
  • hives
  • facial swelling
  • severe dizziness
  • a fast heartbeat accompanied by sweating

Is it safe when pregnant or breastfeeding?

Always ask for your doctor’s advice before starting a new medication during pregnancy or when breastfeeding.

There is currently little scientific research on the effects of Pantoprazole on pregnant women and their babies. What we do know is that Pantoprazole can be passed into the breastmilk, which is a potential risk factor.

The question of its safety is up to your doctor to decide. However, due to the lack of research, it isn’t generally recommended.

What are some alternatives to Pantoprazole?

If you don’t want to take Pantoprazole, you can try an alternative proton pump inhibitor (PPI) called Omeprazole.

Omeprazole is more commonly used to treat heartburn and indigestion. It is available in lower doses and can be purchased over the counter.

Other PPIs include:

How do I purchase Pantoprazole?

Lower doses of Pantoprazole can be purchased over the counter from your local pharmacy. To buy 40 mg tablets, you must get a prescription from a doctor. This can be your local GP or a doctor from an online healthcare provider.

Ordering online

You can order Pantoprazole online here at HealthExpress. Simply answer the questions in our online medical quiz to complete your consultation. Your answers will then be reviewed by one of our registered doctors.

If you are approved for treatment, your order will be sent straight to your door with free next-day delivery. All of our products are sent in discreet packaging.


You can also get a prescription from your local doctor. The easiest way of doing this is to book an appointment and visit your GP in person. They can then best prescribe you medication based on your symptoms.

It’s always best to consult a medical professional before taking new medication. That way, you’re more likely to be taking the correct type of medicine and the correct dosage.

Pantoprazole info
Product namePantoprazole
Active ingredient(s)Pantoprazole
ManufacturerActavis Generics
Lowest price£17.99
Trustpilot rating4.9/5
Trustpilot reviews11
AvailabilityIn stock
DescriptionPantoprazole is a medication prescribed for the relief of acid reflux symptoms
ExemptionSubject to medical prescription
Available dosage(s)20/40 mg
ApplicationAdults suffering from acid reflux
UsageConsult patient leaflet
Drug classProton-pump inhibitor
Alcohol consumptionAvoid alcohol consumption
Breastfeeding/pregnancyNot recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives

Note: Decisions about treatment are for both the prescriber and the person to jointly consider during the consultation. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber’s.

Pantoprazole FAQs

What dietary changes should I consider while taking Pantoprazole?

Incorporating dietary changes can enhance Pantoprazole's effectiveness. Aim for a diet low in acidic and spicy foods that can irritate your stomach. Eating smaller, more frequent meals and avoiding late-night snacks can also help. Keep hydrated, but limit beverages like coffee and alcohol that may increase stomach acidity.

Can lifestyle changes enhance treatment efficacy?

Combining lifestyle changes with Pantoprazole can significantly improve your condition. Avoid smoking and reduce stress, as these can exacerbate gastric symptoms. Maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding tight clothing can also reduce pressure on your stomach, minimising acid reflux.

How quickly does it start working, and for how long?

Pantoprazole typically starts working within a few hours, with maximum effectiveness usually achieved in a few days. Its effects can last around 24 hours, making it suitable for once-daily dosing.

Should it be taken only as required or on a regular schedule?

Pantoprazole is generally taken on a regular schedule rather than as needed. Consistency in taking the medication helps maintain stable acid levels, providing more effective relief from symptoms.

What to do if a dose is skipped?

If you miss a dose of Pantoprazole, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it's nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed one. Don't double up to compensate for the missed dose.

Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking Pantoprazole?

While moderate alcohol consumption may be acceptable, it's advisable to limit alcohol intake as it can increase stomach acid and exacerbate symptoms.

Could it alter vitamin and mineral absorption?

While moderate alcohol consumption may be acceptable, it's advisable to limit alcohol intake as it can increase stomach acid and exacerbate symptoms.

How does it stand against other acid-reducing options?

Pantoprazole, a proton pump inhibitor, is often more effective for long-term management of acid-related conditions than H2 blockers or antacids. It's beneficial for conditions requiring sustained acid suppression.

Is there a concern for addiction or dependency?

There is no known risk of addiction or dependency with Pantoprazole. However, suddenly stopping the medication after prolonged use can lead to a rebound increase in stomach acid.

What steps should be taken if severe side effects occur?

If you experience severe side effects from Pantoprazole, such as serious allergic reactions or significant digestive disturbances, contact your healthcare provider immediately for guidance.

Can I take Pantoprazole with antibiotics?

Pantoprazole can be safely taken with certain antibiotics, mainly when prescribed for H. pylori infections. Always follow your doctor's instructions regarding the combination and timing of these medications.

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Pack contains 28 Pantoprazole gastro-resistant 20mg tablets for oral use Excellent 4.9 11 patients have reviewed Pantoprazole on Trustpilot
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Fast working and brilliant

24 Feb

Pantoprazole is one of the best P.P.I.’s available and very tolerable

04 Mar

Use when i have stomach problems, they help alot, but i dont take them everyday

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