Pantoprazole Sodium is the proton pump inhibitor agent that enters the acidic parietal cell canaliculus where it becomes protonated. It also produces the active metabolite sulfenamide. This active component forms an irreversible covalent bond with two sites of the H+/K+-ATPase enzyme present on the gastric parietal cell. It is to inhibit both basal and stimulated gastric acid production. It is available in a delayed-release tablet.
Class of Drugs – Proton pump inhibitor
Molecular Formula – C16H14F2N3NaO4S
Molecular Weight – 405.4 g/mol
Working: Given medication is a proton pump inhibitor that works to shut off the acid-pumping cells in the stomach. This component Pantoprazole Sodium reduces the amount of stomach acid and helps to reduce painful symptoms related to conditions such as GERD.
Uses: This medication is an active component indicated for the treatment of certain stomach and esophagus problems like acid reflux. It works by reducing the amount of acid the stomach produces. Pantoprazole Sodium relieves symptoms like heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough. This medication also heals acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, prevents ulcers, and may help prevent cancer of the esophagus.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This mentioned active component is a proton pump inhibitor used in a popular brand medicine as given below:
- Protonix: 20 mg
This medicine may increase the risk for bone fractures, especially with longer use, higher doses, and in older adults. Talk to the doctor about the prevention of this side effect.