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What should I know about pantoprazole before taking it?

Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) taken to decrease the production of acid in the stomach. It may be associated with a risk of broken bones, especially when used long-term or in high doses. Pantoprazole may cause other side effects, such as B-12 deficiency and stomach upset. Make sure you are familiar with the risks and side effects of this drug before beginning to take it, and discuss any concerns with your doctor.

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