Pantoprazole is a stomach acid reducer forming part of the class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors. It decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Pantoprazole is not only used to treat acid reflux, but also gastric and duodenal ulcers. It is also used to prevent stomach problems if you are taking drugs that can cause damage to your stomach.
Pantoprazole and the benefit of DNA analysis
The rate at which pantoprazole is processed within your body varies from one individual to another. This means that the efficacy and side effects of pantoprazole can be predicted to some extent on the basis of your genes.
Preventive DNA analysis can therefore be an important tool in optimising your medication.
Also known as
Pantozol, Pantoprazole, Pantoprazol, PantoPAC, Ipraalox, Panclamox, Pantoprazolum, Panto IV, Panto-byk, Pantoloc