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Pantoprazole sodium delayed-release tablets, USP are indicated for:
Pediatric indication and usage information in pediatric patients ages five years and older with erosive esophagitis associated with GERD is approved for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s pantoprazole sodium delayed-release tablets. However, due to Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s marketing exclusivity rights, this drug product is not labeled with that pediatric information.
Pediatric indication and usage information in pediatric patients ages five years and older with erosive esophagitis associated with GERD is approved for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s pantoprazole sodium delayed-release tablets. However, due to Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s marketing exclusivity rights, this drug product is not labeled with that pediatric information. 1.2 Maintenance of Healing of Erosive Esophagitis Pantoprazole sodium delayed-release tablets are indicated for maintenance of healing of erosive esophagitis and reduction in relapse rates of daytime and nighttime heartburn symptoms in adult patients with GERD. Controlled studies did not extend beyond 12 months.
1.3 Pathological Hypersecretory Conditions Including Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome Pantoprazole sodium delayed-release tablets are indicated for the long-term treatment of pathological hypersecretory conditions, including Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
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The active ingredient in pantoprazole sodium delayed-release tablets, USP is a substituted benzimidazole, sodium 5-(difluoromethoxy)-2-[[(3,4-dimethoxy-2-pyridinyl)methyl] sulfinyl]1H-benzimidazole sesquihydrate, a compound that inhibits gastric acid secretion. Its empirical formula is C16H14F2N3NaO4S x 1.5 H2O, with a molecular weight of 432.4. The structural formula is:
Pantoprazole sodium sesquihydrate, USP is a white to off-white powder and is racemic. Pantoprazole has weakly basic and acidic properties. Pantoprazole sodium sesquihydrate, USP is freely soluble in water and practically insoluble in hexane.
The stability of the compound in aqueous solution is pH-dependent. The rate of degradation increases with decreasing pH. At ambient temperature, the degradation half-life is approximately 2.8 hours at pH 5 and approximately 220 hours at pH 7.8.
Pantoprazole sodium is supplied as a delayed-release tablet for oral administration, available in 2 strengths (40 mg and 20 mg).
Each delayed-release tablet contains 45.1 mg or 22.56 mg of pantoprazole sodium sesquihydrate USP (equivalent to 40 mg or 20 mg pantoprazole, respectively) with the following inactive ingredients: aerosil 200, calcium stearate, colloidal silicon dioxide, mannitol, pregelatinized starch, shellac glaze, sodium carbonate anhydrous, sodium starch glycolate and talc. Each delayed-release tablet contains ammonium hydroxide, eudragit L 100-55, FD and C Blue #2, hypromellose, iron oxide black, iron oxide red, iron oxide yellow, polyethylene glycol 400, polyethylene glycol 4000, polyethylene glycol 6000, propylene glycol, sodium hydroxide, titanium dioxide and triethyl citrate as the coating ingredients.
Pantoprazole sodium delayed-release tablets USP, 20 mg and 40 mg, meet USP Dissolution Test 3.