Patient instructed Protonix (pantoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor that decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Take once daily in the morning with or without food. Common Protonix side effects may include: headache, dizziness; stomach pain, gas, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; joint pain; or fever, rash, or cold symptoms. Instructed to notify prescriber if unusual or bothersome side effects occur or medication is not effective.
Instructed in new medication Protonix to manage esophagitis. In addition, warned of possible S/E such as headache, insomnia, asthenia, dizziness, chest pain, pharyngitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, diarrhea, flatulence, abdominal pain, eructation, constipation, nausea, vomiting, urinary frequency, hyperglycemia, back pain, neck pain, hypertonia, rash, bronchitis, increased cough, etc. The drug can be taken without regard to meal.