Pantoprazole Sodium Sesquihydrate BP 20mg

Business Unit: Human

Medicine Type: Tablet

Generic Name: Pantoprazole Sodium Sesquihydrate BP 20mg

Therapeutic Class: Proton Pump Inhibitor

Indication: Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that suppresses the final step in gastric acid production by covalently binding to the H+/K+ATPase enzyme system at the surface of the gastric parietal cell. Pantoprazole is indicated where suppression of acid secretion has therapeutic benefit; i.e Peptic ulcer diseases Gastroesophageal reflux diseases Ulcer induced by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) Eradication of Helicobacter pylori (in combination with antibiotics) Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

Dosage & Administration: Oral: Benign gastric ulcer: 40 mg daily in the morning for 4 weeks, continued for further 4 weeks, if not fully healed. Gastro-esophageal reflux disease: 20-40 mg daily in the morning for 4 weeks, continued for further 4 weeks, if not fully healed; maintenance dose is 20 mg daily, which may be increased to 40 mg daily. Duodenal ulcer: 40 mg daily in the morning for 2 weeks, continued for further 2 weeks if not fully healed. Duodenal ulcer associated with Helicobacter pylori: Pantoprazole is recommended at a dose of 40 mg twice daily in association with antimicrobial agents as detailed below: Amoxycillin 1 g and Clarithromycin 500 mg both twice daily for one week, or Clarithromycin 250 mg and Metronidazole 400 mg both twice daily for one week. Prophylaxis of NSAID-associated gastric or duodenal ulcer: 20 mg daily for those require long-term NSAID treatment. Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome: Initially 80 mg once daily adjusted according to response (elderly max. 40 mg daily); daily doses above 80 mg given in 2 divided doses. IV Injection: Duodenal ulcer and gastric ulcer: 40 mg once daily for 7-10 days Gastroesophageal reflux disease associated with a history of erosive esophagitis: 40 mg once daily for 7-10 days Prevention of rebleeding in peptic ulcer: IV 80 mg, followed by 8 mg/hour infusion for 72 hours Prophylaxis of acid aspiration: 80 mg IV every 12 h for 24 h, followed by 40mg every 12 hour Long-term management of Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome and other pathological hypersecretory conditions: 80 mg IV every 12 hours, may increase to 80 mg every 8 hours if needed, may titrate to higher doses depending on acid output.

Preparation: 10 x 5 tablets