Pantoprazole magnesium, also known as Tecta, is part of the proton pump inhibitor family. It, like it’s Sodium sister, is used to treat ailments takes away stomach acid. Main uses include for GERD (like heartburn) and stomach ulcers. It can also be used alongside some antibiotics to help duodenal ulcers go away.
Pantoprazole magnesium tablets need to be swallowed completely whole, and should not be chewed or crushed. It is recommended to take with a cup of water around breakfast. Never take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
It should be stored at room temperature, protected from light sources and moisture, and kept away from kids.
Tecta Side Effects (aka pantoprazole magnesium side effects)
The side effects that are about to be listed are not necessarily guaranteed to happen to everyone. It varies person to person. Most of these can be contained, and some of then can end up going away without doing anything.
Less serious (unless they are severe or heavily annoying) are nausea, headaches, itchy feeling and itching, feeling dizzy, diarrhea, and abdominal discomfort.
The rarer but more serious side effects that can lead to something worse, are changes in vision, yellowing of eyes or skin, loss of appetite, darkening of urine, and off-colored stool.
If you experience any of these following symptoms, stop taking the medication immediately and consult a medical professional: muscle pain or weakness, any kind of allergic reaction, a bad skin rash, peeling or blister, a fever and hard coughing.
Take pantoprazole magnesium 40 mg dosages once daily for:
Reflux esophagitis – take in the morning
GERD treatment and heartburn – take for four weeks
Gastric ulcers – take in the morning for four to eight weeks
These are not all ironclad doses, at it depends on your body weight, other existing medical conditions, or if your doctor has recommended something different for you.