What are the Indications of Pantoprazole (Protonix )?
Reduce the risk of GI bleed in critically ill patients
What are the Actions of Pantoprazole (Protonix )?
Prevents the transport of H ions into the gastric lumen by binding to gastric parietal cells, ↓ gastric acid production
What is the Therapeutic Class of Pantoprazole (Protonix )?
What is the Pharmacologic Class of Pantoprazole (Protonix )?
What are the Nursing Considerations of Pantoprazole (Protonix )?
Can cause hyperglycemia, abdominal pain
Decreases absorption of certain drugs
May increase bleeding with warfarin
Assess for occult blood
Assess liver enzymes
Assess symptoms of heart burn
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