What is pantoprazole?
Pantoprazole is a prescription medication used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition that causes heartburn and esophagus damage. It can be used to alleviate symptoms of GERD, heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, and help prevent stomach ulcers. Pantoprazole may even be able to help reduce your risk of developing esophageal cancer.
GERD affects more than 3 million Americans each year. It occurs when the acid and bile that your stomach uses to digest food begins to creep up into the esophagus, damaging your esophageal lining and causing uncomfortable side effects like heartburn.