The below information on Protonix has been taken from official FDA sources, but we cannot guarantee it's accuracy. Please use this site for educational purposes only. This site does not replace a proper discussion with your doctor.
|This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:|
|This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:|
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
|This drug is available in the following forms:|
Tablets, Delayed Release
|View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:|
Protonix is used for:
- the short-term (up to 8 weeks) healing of a gradual breakdown (erosion) or sore (ulceration) in the esophagus which may be caused by the backward flow of gastric acid from the stomach into the esophagus (gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD). For people who have not healed after 8 weeks of treatment, an additional 8 week course of Protonix may be considered.
- the maintenance of healing or erosive or ulcerative esophagitis GERD.
- the long-term treatment of medical conditions that result in the body secreting too much acid, including Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
Side Effects of Protonix
Protonix is generally well tolerated. The most common side effect is headache. Your health care provider can discuss with you a complete list of possible side effects.
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