What is Generic Protonix?
Acidity is quite a common problem in today’s world. With the fast paced schedule our food habit is deteriorating. Increased acid formation leads to damage in the esophagus of the human body and repeated acid formation might lead to severe damage in the esophagus and this in turn leads to heartburn. Generic Protonix treats patients who despite medication suffer from heart burn for more than 2 weeks in a row.
How does Generic Protonix Work?
Generic Protonix works by decreasing acid secretion in gastric parietal cells. It slows down the functioning of the acid and the enzymes and by doing so prevents the formation of gastric acid. Generic Protonix is used to remedy duodenal ulcers and Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD treatment) as well. This medication reduces the secretion of the acid in the body, relieves the pain (especially chest pain) that happens due to acidity and reduces the heart burn. It also heals the damage caused by acid reflux.
What are its Side Effects?
Generic Protonix might cause some side effects as well. However theses side effects can be reduced by proper intake of the dosage following the doctor’s instructions. There are various side effects that include blistering, bloating, darkened urine, difficulty in swallowing, dizziness, mild fever, hives, chills and cough, diarrhea, difficulty in digestion, severe headache, uneven heartbeat, itching problem and may more.
How to use Generic Protonix?
If a single dose of Generic Protonix is missed another dose should be taken as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dosage, then it should be missed and the next be taken in the schedule time. To cover up a missed dose extra dose of the medicine shoule never be taken as this may harm the body. Pharmacists should be asked regarding the storage of the Generic Protonix as to what is the way of effectively storing it.
It should preferably be kept away from heat and direct light. Before treatment with Generic Protonix, doctor should be consulted whether the patient has certain diseases that include being allergic to any medicine, any form of heart or liver disease. For pregnant woman this medication should be consulted well with the doctor. This medication should not be used as a long term treatment for children up to the age of 17 years. if proper precautions are not followed then there are various chances of side effects like sore throat, ulcers, severe weakness and tiredness, skin rashes and white spots in lips and mouth region.