Pantoprazole (Protonix )

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What is the Generic Name for Protonix?

Pantoprazole

What is the Trade Name for Pantoprazole?

Protonix

What are the Indications of Pantoprazole (Protonix )?

  • GERD
  • Heartburn
  • 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 )?

Antiulcer agents

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Pantoprazole (Protonix )?

Proton-pump inhibitors

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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