Protonix, Protonix IV
Classifications: gastrointestinal agent; proton pump inhibitor
Pregnancy Category: B
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.