Generic Name: Controloc Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Controloc® (pantoprazole) used for?

Controloc® is commonly used for the short-term treatment of the symptoms of acid reflux in adults. Acid reflux is when acid produced in the stomach escapes into the gullet, causing heartburn and acid regurgitation (acid flowing up into the mouth).

How should I take Controloc® (pantoprazole)?

Take it by mouth and as directed by your doctor. Take 1hour before meals. Swallow it whole, do not chew or crush.

Use Controloc® as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Controloc® should only be used for a short time (7 to 10 days) until you are able to take medicine by mouth. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor.

How do I store Controloc® (pantoprazole)?

Controloc® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Controloc® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Controloc® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Controloc® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Controloc® (pantoprazole)?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Controloc® or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using this medication during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication. This medication is pregnancy risk category B, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:

  • A=No risk
  • B=No risk in some studies
  • C=There may be some risk
  • D=Positive evidence of risk
  • X=Contraindicated
  • N=Unknown

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Controloc® (pantoprazole)?

Side effects may occur while using this drug, including:

  • Rash
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Swelling of the mouth, face, lips, throat, or tongue
  • Unusual hoarseness
  • Bloody or watery stools
  • Bone pain
  • Chest pain
  • Fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Fever, chills, or sore throat
  • Pain
  • Redness

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Controloc® (pantoprazole)?

Controloc® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Products may interact with this drug, such as:

  • Diuretics (e.g., furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide) because the risk of low blood magnesium levels may be increased.
  • Anticoagulants (e.g., warfarin), digoxin, methotrexate, or saquinavir because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Controloc® (pantoprazole).
  • Ampicillins, atazanavir, bosutinib, clopidogrel, dasatinib, erlotinib, indinavir, iron, itraconazole, ketoconazole, mycophenolate, nelfinavir, nilotinib, posaconazole, rilpivirine, or sorafenib because their effectiveness may be decreased by Controloc®.

Does food or alcohol interact with Controloc® (pantoprazole)?

Controloc® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Controloc® (pantoprazole)?

Controloc® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Health conditions may interact with this drug, such as:

  • Low blood potassium or magnesium levels
  • Low blood vitamin B12 levels or vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Liver problems
  • Stomach or bowel cancer
  • Low blood zinc levels
  • Osteoporosis (weak bones)
  • A family history of osteoporosis
  • Other risk factors of osteoporosis (e.g., smoking, poor nutrition)

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Controloc® (pantoprazole).

What is the dose of Controloc® (pantoprazole) for an adult?

Erosive Esophagitis

Recommended dose is 40 mg orally once a day.

Duration of therapy is 8 weeks.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Recommended dose is 40 mg orally once a day.

Duration of therapy is 8 weeks.

Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

Recommended dose is 40 mg orally 2 times a day.

Maximum dose is 240 mg/day.

What is the dose of Controloc® (pantoprazole) for a child?

Erosive Esophagitis5 years and older:

15 to less than 40 kg, the recommended dose is 20 mg orally once a day.

40 kg and greater, the recommended dose is 40 mg orally once a day.

Duration of therapy is up to 8 weeks.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease5 years and older:

15 to less than 40 kg, the recommended dose is 20 mg orally once a day.

40 kg and greater, the recommended dose is 40 mg orally once a day.

Duration of therapy is up to 8 weeks.

How is Controloc® (pantoprazole) available?

Controloc® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Tablet

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Controloc®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: June 20, 2017 | Last Modified: June 20, 2017

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