Pantoprazole is a commonly prescribed medication used for the treatment of symptoms associated to gastro-oesophageal disease (or GORD for short), including acid indigestion, heartburn and difficulties when swallowing food. It also achieved exceptional results in the treatment of reflux oesophagitis and as a preventive treatment against ulcers in patients on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Those looking to buy Pantoprazole in the UK can do so with a valid prescription issued by a certified medical professional. With just one tablet per day, this generic treatment will tackle the symptoms of GORD with exceptional success rates.
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How does Pantoprazole treat heartburn?
The high success rates of Pantoprazole are rooted in its active ingredient of the same name. This compound belongs to the class of pharmaceutical compounds called proton pump inhibitors together with Omperazole for example, known for their ability to effectively and reliably reduce the levels of the stomach acid. It does so by inhibiting the activity of so-called proton pumps, elements present in the cells of the lining of the stomach and tasked with the production and release of stomach acids. Once their functionality is inhibited, the levels of acid will begin to drop.
But, how does this help with heartburn? The characteristic unpleasant and burning sensation that is characteristic of heartburn is actually caused by the acid from the stomach rising into the oesophagus and damaging it to some extent, with that damage being significantly more prominent in the more severe cases. This occurs because of the compromised function of the muscles that act as a valve between the stomach and oesophagus. When they fail to contract properly, the gateway between the two organs will remain open, allowing the acid to leak through. However, with lowered acid levels, this will not happen.
Can I buy Pantoprazole online in the UK?
Yes, it is possible to buy Pantoprazole online, however, if you are looking to purchase this medicine in the UK, you should know that it can be obtained only with a prescription issued by a certified medical professional. If you are just looking to renew your prescription and switch from your local pharmacy to an online clinic of your choice you will simply have to provide the proof of having a prescription. If everything checks out, the doctor will likely ask you a couple of other questions in order to confirm that you are suitable for this treatment and will then issue the prescription.
If it is your first time buying Pantoprazole, then you will first have to obtain a prescription. Luckily, most online clinics operating in the UK offer their customers to do so fairly easily, by consulting with a doctor employed at the clinic. Even better, you can do this from the comfort of your own home via a special chat app or, more commonly, through a customised and detailed medical questionnaire that will help the doctor assess your condition and get a deeper understanding of your medical profile and history.
If everything is in order and the doctor decides that you are suitable for Pantoprazole treatment, he will issue a prescription and use it that very same moment to order the medicine from a partner pharmacy and have it deliver to the address you provided within the timespan specified by the company’s business policy.
How is Pantoprazole used?
When using this medicine, you should precisely follow the instructions provided by your doctor or pharmacist. That way you will ensure the optimal results of the treatment while at the same time minimising the risk of the side effects manifesting. If you have any questions about the use of Pantoprazole, you should talk with your doctor prior to commencing treatment. And for a quick recap of the instructions, you can always take a look at the official patient information leaflet that is issued within every pack of the medicine.
What follows is a short overview of the central guidelines for Pantoprazole treatment. Keep in mind that this is not intended to be a substitute for the official guide, but more a series of examples that should help you get a better understanding of what Pantoprazole treatment might involve.
- Use exactly as prescribed
- The usual dose for most cases is one tablet daily
- It is highly recommended to take Pantoprazole roughly 60 minutes before a meal
- Take the tablets whole without chewing or breaking them
- If you accidently exceed the prescribed dose, contact your doctor immediately
- If you forget a dose, do not try to compensate, simply continue with the treatment as usual
- If you have any other conditions influencing the liver, your maximum dose will be one 20mg tablet per day
- This medicine should not be used by children younger than 12
What are Pantoprazole side effects?
When taking any medication and especially prescription-only medication, you should always learn as much as you can about documented side effects prior to commencing treatment. This way you will be able to react properly in any situation that might occur as a result of your treatment. Most importantly, you should be able to differentiate between those side effects that are very serious and that might require you to immediately halt treatment and contact the emergency services and those side effects which can be very uncomfortable, but otherwise harmless.
Those side effects which are a cause for worry include a serious allergic reaction, blistering or sudden deterioration of the skin, jaundice or inflamed kidneys.
Other documented side effects include:
|Uncommon (1 in 100 users)
|Rare (1 in 1000 users)
|Very rare (1 in 10.000 users)
· Painful abdomen
|· Allergic reaction
· Visual disturbances
· Painful joints
· Muscle aches
|· Blood disorders
· Swollen breasts
Please keep in mind that this is not a full list of all documented side effects. For a more comprehensive overview, please refer to the official patient information leaflet that you can find within your pack of Pantoprazole.