Protonix - Why? - page 2

Hi there! I'm compiling my med info for tomorrow, and I've come across a question, that I thought would be best answered by someone that knew - real life nurses!!! My pt is on Protonix, yet she... Read More

  1. by   Babs0512
    This medication, I believe, is a proton pump inhibitor, and decreases stomach acid. I've seen this given before bowel surgery, on pt with NG tubes. This patient could have a previous diagnosis of GERD, that just was accidentally omitted on the H&P. It can also be given for persons with hx of GI bleeds and gastric and duodenal ulcers.