Generic name : Pantoprazole

Trade name : Protonix

Drug class : Proton pump inhibitors (PPI)
PPI block the production of acid by stomach

Other drugs with same class : -lansoprazole ( prevacid )

- omeprazole ( prilosec )


Indications :

1- erosive esophagitis due to gastroesophageal reflux diasease (GERD)
GERD = food or liquid from stomach leak backwards from stomach into esophagus.Thiz action irritate the aesophagus.

2-Hypersecretory conditions including Zollinger - Ellisons
Zollinger Ellisons - condition increase gastrin hormone.Gastrin hormone stimulate the production of stomach acid.


-History of chronic hepatic disease(chronic liver disease)-progressive destruction of liver.

side effects:
1) diarrhea
2) nausea, vomiting
3) constipation
4) rash
5) headaches