Protonix is prescribed for the treatment of Erosive Esophagitis.

Protonix is a Proton Pump Inhibitor and it acts on the Proton Pump that produces stomach acids.

Protonix (pantoprazole sodium) 40mg tablets

It is advised to take Protonix only for a short period, not more than a week or ten days. The drug has to be taken with food to prevent stomach upset. Do not crush, chew or break Protonix medicine as it has to be slowly absorbed into the body; swallow the drug only.

Follow the right dosage and never discontinue the drug without telling your doctor. If it is discontinued in the middle of a course, there is a possibility of Erosive Esophagitis to relapse.
Before the doctor prescribes Protonix, he should have an idea about all your allergies and also about your health conditions. Protonix is also known to interact with certain medicines. Therefore tell your doctor about all the medicines, including the prescription and over-the-counter medicines,. Which you are using.
The drug is prescribed for longer duration for some people. In this case, you may come across Vitamin B12 deficiency as Protonix is known to lower vitamin absorption. Well, if you are on a long time Protonix treatment, you have to be under the careful watch of your doctor.

While taking Protonix, you may come across many allergic reactions and also many side effects. Once you come across any allergic reactions or feel any health problem, stop the drug and contact the doctor without any delay.