How Long Does it Take for Pantoprazole to Work?

You should start to feel better within 2 to 3 days. It may take up to 4 weeks for pantoprazole to work properly so you may still have some symptoms during this time.

For how long can one continue pantoprazole for acidity? – Dr. Nagaraj B. Puttaswamy

How Long Does it Take for Pantoprazole to Work?

Some patients will need to have their medication dosage adjusted several times before finding the most effective dose. In general, the conditions treated by pantoprazole require a dose of 40 mg taken once per day for eight weeks. Patients with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome are more likely to take a 40 mg dose twice per day by mouth but may take up to 240 mg per day to control symptoms.

The esophageal sphincter is a ring of muscle that seals off the esophagus from the stomach, and in individuals with GERD, the sphincter does not work properly, allowing stomach acid and food to flow backward into the esophagus. Although many people experience occasional heartburn after a meal that is particularly spicy, heavy, or acidic, people with GERD experience these symptoms multiple times per week for a prolonged period of time.

Serious side effects

  • get a rash on parts of your body exposed to the sun
  • are losing skin and bleeding around your eyes, nose, mouth or genitals
  • lose a lot of weight without trying
  • feel sick, weak or generally unwell
  • have yellow skin, dark pee and tiredness
  • have skin thats red, blistering or peeling
  • have pain when you pee, lower back pain, swollen ankles, rash or fever
  • have lower back or joint pain
  • Its rare that pantoprazole causes a serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis).

    Immediate action required: Call 112 or 999 or go to an emergency department (ED) if you:

  • get a rash thats itchy, red, swollen or blistered
  • are wheezing
  • get tightness in your chest or throat
  • have trouble breathing or talking
  • have swelling in your mouth, face, lips, tongue or throat
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