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Side Effects of Pantoprazole

Common side effects of pantoprazole may include headache, nausea, insomnia, vomiting, and abnormal liver function tests. Other relatively common pantoprazole side effects include such things as abdominal pain and elevated blood sugar levels. While there are many other possible side effects associated with pantoprazole, most of them are rare. Some of these rare side effects include allergic reaction, fever, and chills.

Side Effects of Pantoprazole: An Introduction

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with pantoprazole sodium ("pantoprazole"). Yet, not everyone who takes pantoprazole (also marketed under the brand name Protonix®) will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the medicine well. If side effects do occur, they tend to be minor, which means that they require no treatment or are easily treated by a healthcare provider.
(The side effects discussed below are NOT a complete list of side effects reported with pantoprazole. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of pantoprazole side effects with you.)

Common Pantoprazole Side Effects

Pantoprazole has been studied extensively in clinical trials, with over 11,000 people worldwide having been evaluated. In these studies, side effects are always documented. Based on these studies, the most common side effects of pantoprazole were:
  • Headaches
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Flatulence
  • Abdominal pain
  • Insomnia
  • Rash
  • Burping
  • High blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia)
  • Vomiting
  • Abnormal liver function tests.

Pantoprazole Sodium

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