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What is the half life of Protonix?
Last Updated: 28th May, 2020
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In this regard, how long does pantoprazole stay in the body?
If youbuypantoprazole from a pharmacy, you can usually take it forupto 2 weeks. After 2 weeks: if your symptoms have improved - youcantake it for another 2 weeks.
One may also ask, can you break pantoprazole in half? Take pantoprazole exactly as directed.Donot take more or less of it or take it more often or for alongerperiod of time than prescribed by your doctor. Swallow thetabletswhole; do not split, chew, or crushthem.Pantoprazole granules mixed with apple juice may begiventhrough a feeding tube.
how long should I take Protonix?
- For erosive esophagitis: Adults—40 milligrams (mg) onceaday for up to 8 weeks. Your doctor may want you totakepantoprazole for more than 8 weeks for certain conditions.
- For Zollinger-Ellison syndrome: Adults—At first,40milligrams (mg) 2 times a day. Your doctor may increase yourdoseas needed.
Can you take Protonix 40 mg twice a day?
The recommended starting dose is usually two tabletsaday. Take the two tablets 1 hour before a meal.Ifprescribed more than two tablets a day, the tabletsshouldbe taken twice daily. If your doctor prescribesadaily dose of more than four tablets a day,youwill be told exactly when to stop takingthemedicine.