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Pantoprazole 20mg Tablets

Pantoprazole 20mg Tablets (28 tablets)

Order before 4pm for delivery from Tue. 23 Oct.

Product Information

  • Age: 18

    Maximum per order: 1

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

Pantoprazole is a prescription-only-medicine used to treat acid reflux, heartburn, and other similar conditions. Acid reflux occurs when digestive acid escapes the stomach and enters the oesophagus. Heartburn is felt as a result of acid reflux, where the ejected stomach acid begins to irritate the soft tissues in the oesophagus. Pantoprazole works to inhibit the production of stomach acid, thus making it less likely that any will escape into the oesophagus. The tablets will reach their full effect within two and a half hours, and will provide relief for up to 24 hours. Pantoprazole tablets are smaller than other similar acid reflux treatments, so may be the preferable option if you have difficulty swallowing larger capsules.

The digestive acids contained within the stomach play an important role in the digestive process. As food enters the stomach, these acids will break it down, before it can continue its journey through the intestines. Normally, these acids are contained within the stomach by a group of muscles called the oesophageal sphincter. This sphincter is found at the top of the stomach and acts as a one-way barrier, allowing food to travel down into the stomach, but preventing acid and other substances from escaping upwards into the oesophagus. However, for a variety of reasons, this sphincter can weaken. As a result, small quantities of stomach acid can penetrate this barrier and enter the oesophagus. This is what is known as acid reflux. Heartburn is an associated symptom of acid reflux, where the acid in the oesophagus irritates the surrounding tissues. Heartburn, despite its name, does not involve the heart. The name derives merely from the fact that the pain is felt around the base of the chest cavity.

Acid reflux and heartburn are a fairly common complaint. Most of us will experience the occasional bout of it at some point during our lives. However, for some, the condition can present more frequently and more severely. This will likely be due to a gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, or ‘GORD’ for short. Pantoprazole is an effective treatment for GORD and other related conditions, such as stomach ulcers or an inflamed oesophagus. Pantoprazole’s mechanism-of-action involves suppressing the activity of proteins called proton pumps. Proton pumps are responsible for producing the stomach’s digestive acids. With their action inhibited, the amount of acid within the stomach is decreased, which helps to relieve the symptoms of acid reflux.  Popular antacids such as Gaviscon can reduce the effectiveness of Pantoprazole, so they should not be taken within an hour of each other.

GORD is believed to affect around 20% of the population. Anyone can suffer from the condition, though men over the age of 40 tend to be the most susceptible. Heartburn aside, acid reflux can bring with it other unpleasant symptoms. For example, if the stomach acid reaches the mouth, it can leave a very unpleasant taste. These symptoms are likely to be exaggerated if the sufferer is lying down. For this reason, it is recommended to try to avoid lying down after eating meals and to consider sleeping on an incline.

Being overweight is the main cause of GORD. Having excess amounts of fat in the stomach can weaken the oesophageal sphincter and place the stomach under increased strain. This often results in the digestive acid forcing its way out through the oesophageal sphincter and into the oesophagus. Eating large meals that fill the stomach can have the same effect. Eating certain types of food, such as spicy, fatty, and acidic foods can also promote acid reflux. Eating smaller portions and avoiding these types of food can help minimise acid reflux symptoms. Drinking caffeinated or carbonated drinks can also lead to heartburn.   

Recent studies have shown that both alcohol and nicotine can weaken the muscles of the oesophageal sphincter, There are also several medicines that can interfere with digestion or the oesophagus in a way that may increase your risk of developing GORD. It is recommended to speak to your GP about whether your medication might be causing your acid reflux.

Why choose The Independent Pharmacy?

  • Fast - order before 4pm and receive your treatment as quickly as the next day
  • Free online consultation service with one of our registered GMC doctors
  • Discreet packaging & confidential service - we don't include any branding or pharmacy logo on our packaging meaning you can get your treatment delivered anywhere
  • UK based and GMC UK registered Doctors
  • Only proven prescription medication available
  • Approved by the National Pharmacy Association and CareQuality Commission

Alternative Non-Prescription Medication

Antacids are to be taken as required. Antacids are alkali liquids or tablets that are designed to  neutralise the stomach acid. A dose can often give quick relief. There are many brands, which are available to buy over the counter. If you suffer with mild or infrequent bouts of dyspepsia you may find that antacids used as required are all that you require.

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Ensure that you follow your prescription exactly – your recommended dose may vary depending on your condition and its severity. Swallow the tablet whole with a sip of water. It is important that you do not crush or chew the tablet.

Pantoprazole should be taken at least one hour before eating.

If, for any reason, you forget to take a tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is nearly time for your next tablet, skip the dose that you missed. Never double your dose to compensate for a dose that you have missed.

Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Pantoprazole, however, if you do they can include:

Digestion problems (including stomach pain, constipation, diarrhoea, wind), headache, nausea

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

The active ingredient contained in Pantoprazole tablets is:


Pantoprazole also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Sodium carbonate (anhydrous), mannitol, crospovidone (type B), hydroxypropylcellulose, calcium stearate, hypromellose, yellow iron oxide (E172), methacrylic acid-ethyl acrylate copolymer (1:1) dispersion 30%, sodium laurilsulfate, polysorbate 80, triethyl citrate, shellac, red iron oxide (E172) black iron oxide and yellow iron oxide, propylene glycol, ammonia solution.

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

Pantoprazole tablets are unsuitable for you if you are allergic to any of its ingredients, or are allergic to any other proton pump inhibiting medicines (including lansoprazole, pantoprazole, esomeprazole or rabeprazole).

Do not take Pantoprazole if you are also taking any HIV medicines that contain nelfinavir, or if you have severe liver problems.

Inform your doctor if you plan on taking Pantoprazole while taking any of the following medicines:

  • Antifungal medicines (e.g. ketoconazole, voriconazole, itraconazole)
  • HIV medicines (e.g. atazanavir, saquinavir)
  • Erlotinib
  • Vitamin K blockers (e.g. warfarin)
  • Methotrexate
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Pantoprazole may cause complications with other diseases. See your doctor immediately if you:

  • Suddenly lose weight
  • Have trouble swallowing
  • Develop persistent diarrhoea
  • Notice blood in vomit or stools
  • Suddenly feel weak and look pale

Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

Delivery & Shipping Information



We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 working day - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. We aim to dispatch all DPD orders placed before 3pm on the same working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email and in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.


Royal Mail

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.



DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.


Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.


BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.


Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50


We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3


We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44


Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.



We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I buy generic Pantoprazole tablets online?

    It’s simple!

    Just select ‘Start Consultation’ next to the product above, or on the links below.

    You will need to fill in a simple health questionnaire so that our GPs and Pharmacists can ensure it is safe for us to supply your Pantoprazole tablets to you. It only takes a few minutes, and your treatment can be delivered to your door as soon as the next working day.

  • Is it safe to buy Pantoprazole tablets online?

    Yes – as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy, it is perfectly safe to buy Pantoprazole tablets online.

    The Independent Pharmacy is an NHS Online Pharmacy based in Bristol and has all the necessary regulation to be able to safely provide convenient access to genuine prescription treatments through our Online Pharmacy and Online Doctor.

  • What does the price include?

    The price includes the medication you have selected, the private consultation with our Doctor and, if the purchase is over £40, it also includes free standard delivery. Under £40, standard delivery is £2.95 and all items are sent using a Royal Mail Tracked Service.

  • What are the advantages of buying Pantoprazole tablets online?

    There are many advantages to buying acid reflux treatments online, some include:

    • It's quick and easy- there is no need to spend time at the doctor or pharmacy.
    • Fast delivery- We offer same day dispatch before 4pm and fast delivery to your address of choice with Royal Mail.
    • Great prices- we are able to offer very competitive prices and we guarantee to beat any other Online Doctor service.
    • A wealth of information - we provide all the information you could need on Pantoprazole tablets and other acid reflux treatments, in easy to digest formats, at a time that suits you.

We are a trusted pharmacy

We are regulated by a number of organisations in the UK including the MHRA, GPhC & CQC to ensure we offer the highest level of service to every one of our customers.

Why choose The Independent Pharmacy?

How does it work?

It's easy! Follow our simple process to get the treatment or advice you need in no time.

  • 1 Complete a simple health questionnaire
  • 2 A healthcare professional reviews your answers
  • 3 You receive the right treatment or advice
  • 4 Easily re-order in a few clicks

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