API Product   :    S-Pantoprazole
CEP   :    -
WCC   :    -
Therapeutic Use    :    Systemic antibacterials; Antacids, antiflatulents and anti-ulcerants; All Other Therapeutic Products
Systemic antibacterials; Antacids, antiflatulents and anti-ulcerants; All Other Therapeutic Products
Originator   :    Sepracor
CAS No.    :    102625-70-7
Trade Name.   :    PROTONIX
Molecular Weight   :    383.371 g/mol
Molecular Formula   :    C16H15F2N3O4S
This medication relieves symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough. It helps heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, helps prevent ulcers, and may help prevent cancer of the esophagus. Pantoprazole belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).
Pantoprazole, first sold under the brand name Protonix, is a medication used for the treatment of stomach ulcers, short-term treatment of erosive esophagitis due to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), maintenance of healing of erosive esophagitis, and pathological hypersecretory conditions including Zollinger–Ellison syndrome. It may also be used along with other medications to eliminate Helicobacter pylori. It is available by mouth and by injection into a vein. Common side effects include headache, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and joint pain. More serious side effects may include severe allergic reactions, a type of chronic inflammation known as atrophic gastritis, Clostridium difficile infection, low magnesium, and vitamin B-12 deficiency. Use in pregnancy appears to be safe. Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that decreases gastric acid secretion. It works by inactivating (H+/K+)-ATPase function in the stomach.