Pantoprazole may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- joint pain
Some side effects may be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately, or get emergency medical help:
- blistering or peeling skin
- rash; hives; itching; swelling of the eyes, face, lips, mouth, throat, or tongue; difficulty breathing or swallowing; or hoarseness
- irregular, fast, or pounding heartbeat; muscle spasms; uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body; excessive tiredness; lightheadedness; seizures
- severe diarrhea with watery stools, stomach pain, or fever
- decreased urination or blood in urine
- joint pain and rash on cheeks or arms that gets worse in the sun
Pantoprazole may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.
People who take proton pump inhibitors such as pantoprazole may be more likely to fracture their wrists, hips, or spine than people who do not take one of these medications. The risk is highest in people who take high doses of one of these medications or take them for one year or longer.
People who take pantoprazole for a long time may develop weakening of the stomach lining and a low level of vitamin B12 in the blood.
Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking pantoprazole.