As is mostly the case with many medicines sides effects of Pantoprazole sodium 40 mg has its own side effects. Not all people who use pantoprazole however, get to experience these side effects. On the contrary, majority of the people stand the medicine quite well. In cases where there are side effects, they are usually minor and can be taken care of by healthcare providers.
Common sides effects of Pantoprazole
The most common pantoprazole 40 mg side effects include nausea, vomiting, insomnia, headaches and abnormal liver function tests. There are however other comparatively common side effects which range from abdominal pains and increased blood sugar levels. The rare side effects include fever, chills and allergic reactions.
Discussion of these Side Effects Of Pantoprazole;
Pantoprazole has been studied at length in laboratories and these effects evaluated. Headache refers to any kind of pain that is experienced on the face, in the mouth or the neck. Headaches are so common that they almost considered a normal thing.
Another side effect is musculoskeletal aches. It is an effect that has been reported in an estimated 1% of patients. The pains with this effect include chest pain, neck pain, bone pain, joint disorders, bursitis, leg cramps, myalgias, arthrosis and tenosynovitis.
Hypersensitivity effects, though rare, usually manifest themselves as rashes and have been detected in about 1% of patients. Facial and indiscriminate edemas are other signs of allergy related to hypersensitivity. Conversely, there are rare cases of angioedema, anaphylaxis and stern dermatologic reactions have been linked with the use pantoprazole.
Cardiovascular sides effects of Pantoprazole
It has been previously reported in 1% of patients too. These heart-related effects include arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, angina pectoris, myocardial ischemia, retinal vascular disorder, thrombophlebitis, thrombosis, syncope and hyper or hypertension. Hematologic side effects which have only been reported in less than 1% of patients who use this drug have included leukopenia, leukocytosis, iron deficiency anemia, ecchymosis, eosinophilia, hypochromic anemia, thrombocytopenia and hyponatremia as effects.
Additionally, there are more side effects of Pantoprazole that have been reported to affect the respiratory system in an insignificant less than 1% of all pantoprazole patients. They include lung disorder pneumonia, laryngitis, hiccups, asthma and voice alterations. There is however no concrete relationship that has been established between pantoprazole use and respiratory disorders because of the very few cases that have been reported before.
The dermatologic side effects of pantoprazole which have been detected in slightly over 1 percent of patients include sweating, skin ulcers, pruritus, maculopapular rash, pain, lichenoid dermatitis, hemorrhage, herpes simplex or zoster, fungal dermatitis, alopecia, acne, dry skin, eczema and contact dermatitis.
Ocular and genitourinary side effects both of which have reported in less than 1 per cent of patients using pantoprazole sod dr 40 mg have been characterized by symptoms such as amblyopia, cataracts, abnormal vision, extraocular palsy, diplopia, glaucoma, balanitis, dysmenorrhea, cystitis, epididymitis, dysuria, hematuria, urethritis,urethral pain,pyelonephritis, impotence,prostatic disorders,scrotal edema, vaginitis and urinary tract disorders. Additionally, there also have been cases of anterior optic neuropathy and blurred vision being reported in patients using pantoprazole.
Sides effects of Pantoprazole relating to the nervous system include anxiety, dizziness, migraine, neuralgia, decreased libido, dysarthria, depression, confusion, convulsion, hallucinations, hyperesthesia, hyperkinesia, speech disorder, hypokinesia, abnormal tremors, deafness, taste perversion, abnormal fatigues, somnolence, tinnitus and sleep disorders.