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What are the Different Uses of Pantoprazole Sodium?

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Though the primary use of pantoprazole sodium is in the treatment of gastrointestinal ulcers, research has found that it has a number of other effective uses. Another way in which the medication may be used is in the treatment of gastroesophagel reflux disease, as well as erosive esophagitis, which occurs predominantly when the symptoms of gastroesophagel reflux disease are left untreated. In addition, this medication has been found to provide relief for those suffering from chronic diseases related to the over-production of stomach acid.

One of the most common uses of pantoprazole sodium is in the treatment of gastrointestinal ulcers. Pantoprazole sodium has been found to be effective in the treatment of this condition due to its ability to decrease stomach acid, thereby allowing the ulcers a greater time for healing. In addition, this medication has been found to be effective in the prevention of further stomach ulcers, thereby making it an excellent choice for individuals who are unable to undergo aggressive forms of treatment for the condition

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Pantoprazole sodium has also been found to be highly effective in the treatment of bacterial infections. Research has found, however, that the medication is most effective when it is used in the treatment of infections related to the bacteria Helicobacter pylori. In most cases, these infections occur in the gastointestinal tract, and are quite serious when left untreated. Often, patients who have been prescribed pantoprazole sodium for the use of bacterial infection treatment must also take probiotics, in order to ensure a properly functioning digestive tract.

Those who have been diagnosed with gastroesophagel reflux disease, otherwise known as GERD, may also achieve relieve through the use of pantoprazole sodium. GERD is a condition in which acids from the stomach reflux into the esophagus, causing heartburn and other painful symptoms. When left untreated, GERD can lead to the development of erosive esophagitis, which is a condition is which the lining of the esophagus has been damaged by repeated exposure to stomach acid.

Pantoprazole sodium has also been found to be an effective form of treatment for those who suffer from diseases leading to the hyper-production of stomach acid. In most cases, those who use pantoprazole sodium for this purpose may remain on the medication for an extended period of time, if not for their whole life. Typically, these patients are given a very small dose of the medication, in order to prevent toxic build-up.

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