Pantoprazole reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes.
It’s used for heartburn, acid reflux and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) – GORD is when you keep getting acid reflux. It’s also taken to prevent and treat stomach ulcers.
Sometimes, pantoprazole is taken for a rare illness caused by a tumour in the pancreas or gut called Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
Pantoprazole comes as tablets. It also comes as liquid that you swallow.
All types of pantoprazole are available on prescription. You can buy lower-strength 20mg tablets from pharmacies for heartburn or acid reflux.