PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

(pan-to’pra-zole)
Protonix, Protonix IV
Classifications:
gastrointestinal agent; proton pump inhibitor
Prototype: Omeprazole
Pregnancy Category: B
 

NURSING IMPLICATIONS

Assessment & Drug Effects

  • Monitor for and immediately report S&S of angioedema or a severe skin reaction.
  • Lab tests: Urea breath test 4–6 wks after completion of therapy.

Patient & Family Education

  • Contact physician promptly if any of the following occur: Peeling, blistering, or loosening of skin; skin rash, hives, or itching; swelling of the face, tongue, or lips; difficulty breathing or swallowing.
  • Do not breast feed while taking this drug without consulting physician.

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