Protonix 20 mg tablets
Protonix 20 mg tablets accumulates in the tubules of parietal cells of the stomach and transforms into its active form which selectively interacts with the H+-K+-ATP-ase. Protonix inhibits this enzyme and prevents transfer of hydrogen ions from the parietal cells into the stomach cavity this way blocking the final stage of hydrochloric acid secretion. Protonix 20 mg tablets inhibits basal and stimulated (regardless type of a stimuli - acetylcholine, histamine, gastrin) secretion of hydrochloric acid. This medication is used to treat acute stage of duodenal or gastric ulcers, including those caused by treatment with anti-inflammatory non-steroid medications, gastroesophageal reflux disease (moderate and severe); Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, eradication of H. pylori in patients with a peptic ulcer to reduce the frequency of relapses.