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Protonix â Side-Effects, Safety and Recall Information

According to the FDA, side-effects from Protonix

®* are not common, but they can occur. Tell your doctor if any of these side-effects are severe or do not go away:

· upset stomach
· headache
· diarrhea
· constipation
· stomach pain
· cough
· mild rash
· back, neck, or joint pain

If you experience any of the following side-effects, call your doctor immediately:

· chest pain
· difficulty breathing or swallowing
· itching
· weakness
· rash or hives
· severe skin rash with swelling and peeling
· swollen face, lower legs, or ankles
· vision changes
· vomiting
· yellowing of skin or eyes
· fever
· confusion
· slow movements
· speech problems
· increased salivation
· difficulty maintaining balance
· ringing in the ears
· sinus or upper respiratory tract infection

Protonix® may cause hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). If you have any of the following side-effects of hyperglycemia, call your doctor immediately:

· thirst
· dry mouth
· tiredness
· flushing
· dry skin
· frequent urination
· lost of appetite
· trouble breathing

*Protonix® is marketed by Wyeth to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. The active ingredient in Protonix® is pantoprazole.


Disclaimer: The information presented here is not meant to be medical advice nor to act as a substitute for medical advice. Serious side-effects, including death, could result if one were to take any prescription medicine without the supervision of a physician.

Copyright 2003, Thomas Manaugh, PhD