PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM- pantoprazole sodium tablet, delayed release
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited
1.1 Short-Term Treatment of Erosive Esophagitis Associated With Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Pantoprazole sodium delayed-release tablets are indicated in adults and pediatric patients five years of age and older for the short-term treatment (up to 8 weeks) in the healing and symptomatic relief of erosive esophagitis (EE). For those adult patients who have not healed after 8 weeks of treatment, an additional 8-week course of pantoprazole sodium delayed-release tablets may be considered. Safety of treatment beyond 8 weeks in pediatric patients has not been established.
Pantoprazole sodium delayed-release tablets are indicated for maintenance of healing of EE and reduction in relapse rates of daytime and nighttime heartburn symptoms in adult patients with GERD. Controlled studies did not extend beyond 12 months.
* For adult patients who have not healed after 8 weeks of treatment, an additional 8-week course of pantoprazole sodium delayed-release tablets may be considered.
** Dosage regimens should be adjusted to individual patient needs and should continue for as long as clinically indicated. Doses up to 240 mg daily have been administered.
*** Controlled studies did not extend beyond 12 months
|Short-Term Treatment of Erosive Esophagitis Associated With GERD|
|Adults||40 mg||Once daily for up to 8 weeks *|
|Children (5 years and older) ≥ 15 kg to < 40 kg ≥ 40 kg||20 mg 40 mg||Once daily for up to 8 weeks|
|Maintenance of Healing of Erosive Esophagitis|
|Adults||40 mg||Once daily ***|
|Pathological Hypersecretory Conditions Including Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome|
|Adults||40 mg||Twice daily **|
|Delayed-Release Tablets||Oral||Swallowed whole, with or without food|
Pantoprazole sodium delayed-release tablets
Swallow Pantoprazole sodium delayed-release tablets whole, with or without food in the stomach. For patients unable to swallow a 40 mg tablet, two 20 mg tablets may be taken. Concomitant administration of antacids does not affect the absorption of Pantoprazole sodium delayed-release tablets.
- 40 mg pantoprazole, white to pale yellow colored, oval shape, biconvex, enteric-coated tablets, plain on one side and “97” printed with brown ink on the other side.
- 20 mg pantoprazole, white to pale yellow colored, oval shape, biconvex, enteric-coated tablets, plain on one side and “96” printed with brown ink on the other side.
- Pantoprazole sodium is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to any component of the formulation or any substituted benzimidazole. Hypersensitivity reactions may include anaphylaxis, anaphylactic shock, angioedema, bronchospasm, acute tubulointerstitial nephritis, and urticaria [see Warnings and Precautions ( 5.2),Adverse Reactions ( 6)] .
- Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), including Pantoprazole sodium, are contraindicated in patient receiving rilpivirine-containing products [see Drug Interactions ( 7)].
In adults, symptomatic response to therapy with pantoprazole does not preclude the presence of gastric malignancy. Consider additional follow-up and diagnostic testing in adult patients who have a suboptimal response or an early symptomatic relapse after completing treatment with a PPI. In older patients, also consider an endoscopy.
Acute tubulointerstitial nephritis(TIN) has been observed in patients taking PPIs may occur at any point during PPI therapy. Patients may present with varying signs and symptoms from symptomatic hypersensitivity reactions to non-specific symptoms of decreased renal function (e.g., malaise, nausea, anorexia). In reported case series, some patients were diagnosed on biopsy and in the absence of extra-renal manifestations (e.g., fever, rash or arthralgia). Discontinue pantoprazole and evaluate patients with suspected acute TIN [see Contraindications ( 4)].
Published observational studies suggest that PPI therapy like pantoprazole may be associated with an increased risk of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea, especially in hospitalized patients. This diagnosis should be considered for diarrhea that does not improve [see Adverse Reactions ( 6.2)].
Patients should use the lowest dose and shortest duration of PPI therapy appropriate to the condition being treated.
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