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on Mon, 03/25/2013 - 17:40

PROTONIX (pantoprazole sodium) is indicated for the treatment of erosive GERD

With the PROTONIX Savings Card

Commercially insured, eligible patients may save on each fill of brand-name PROTONIX*

You may save up to $70 per month with a minimum
$4 co-pay

*Terms and conditions apply.

Important Safety Information
  • Patients who are allergic to PROTONIX or any ingredient of PROTONIX or other proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) should not take PROTONIX.
  • Relief of your symptoms while on PROTONIX does not exclude the possibility that serious stomach conditions may be present.
  • PROTONIX may increase the risk of getting severe diarrhea due to an intestinal infection caused by Clostridium difficile. Call your doctor right away if you have diarrhea, cramps, and fever that does not go away. Patients should use the lowest dose and shortest duration of PPI appropriate to the condition being treated.
  • A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. Get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including fever, rash, weight loss, feeling tired, and weakness as this may be a serious allergic reaction that affects your kidneys.
  • PPI therapy, like PROTONIX, may be associated with an increased risk of bone fractures of the hip, wrist or spine. The risk of fracture increases in patients who are taking multiple daily doses and are on PPI therapy for a year or longer.
  • Low magnesium levels can happen in some patients who take proton pump inhibitors, like PROTONIX, for at least 3 months. Tell your doctor right away if you have any of these symptoms of low magnesium: seizures, dizziness, irregular heartbeat, muscle spasms or cramps.
  • The most frequently reported side effects for PROTONIX in adults were headache, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, gas, dizziness, and joint pain.
  • The most frequently reported side effects for PROTONIX in children 1 to 16 years of age were upper respiratory infections, headache, fever, diarrhea, vomiting, rash, and abdominal pain.
  • Before taking PROTONIX, tell your doctor if you are taking any drugs containing ampicillin esters, atazanavir, iron salts, ketoconazole, nelfinavir, erlotinib, mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), or warfarin. If you are taking PROTONIX with warfarin, you may need to have certain laboratory tests monitored as potential serious risks may occur.
  • Use of PROTONIX along with high doses of methotrexate may increase blood levels of methotrexate, possibly leading to methotrexate toxicity.
  • PROTONIX is a prescription drug for the short-term treatment in the healing and relief of symptoms of acid-related damage to the esophagus. This condition is known as erosive esophagitis or erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and is caused by back up of stomach acid into the esophagus.
  • PROTONIX can be used for adults and children 5 years of age and older for treatment up to 8 weeks. Adults can receive an additional 8 weeks of treatment if needed. Safety of treatment beyond 8 weeks has not been established in children. PROTONIX can be used to maintain healing of erosive GERD in adults. Studies did not go beyond 12 months.

Patients should always ask their doctors for medical advice about adverse events.

You may report an adverse event related to Pfizer products by calling 1-800-438-1985 (US only). If you prefer, you may contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directly. The FDA has established a reporting service known as MedWatch where health care professionals and consumers can report serious problems they suspect may be associated with the drugs and medical devices they prescribe, dispense, or use. Visit MedWatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

By participating in the PROTONIX Savings Card Program, you acknowledge that you currently meet the eligibility criteria and will comply with the terms and conditions described below:
  • As per federal and some state laws, the Card is not valid for prescriptions that are eligible to be reimbursed, in whole or in part, by Medicaid, Medicare, or other federal or state healthcare programs, including any state prescription drug assistance programs and the Government Health Insurance Plan available in Puerto Rico (formerly known as “La Reforma de Salud”)
  • The Card is not valid for prescriptions that are eligible to be reimbursed by private insurance plans or other health or pharmacy benefit programs which reimburse you for the entire cost of your prescription drugs
  • Patients must be 18 or older
  • You must deduct the savings received under this program from any reimbursement request submitted to your insurance plan, either directly by you or on your behalf
  • Eligible patients will pay a minimum of $4 per prescription fill. By using the Card, eligible patients will receive a savings of up to $70 per fill off of their co-pay or out-of-pocket costs. The Card is good for a maximum savings of $840 per year ($70 per month x 12 months). The Card limits your prescription cost to $4, subject to a $70 maximum monthly benefit. Thus, if your co-pay or out-of-pocket cost is more than $74, you will save $70 off of your co-pay or total out-of-pocket costs. [Example: If your co-pay or out-of-pocket costs are $100, you will pay $30 ($100-$70 = $30).] If your co-pay or out-of-pocket costs are no more than $74, you pay $4. For a mail-order 3-month prescription, your total maximum savings will be $210 ($70 x 3)
  • The Card is not valid for Massachusetts residents whose prescriptions are covered, in whole or in part, by third-party insurance, or where otherwise prohibited by law
  • The Card cannot be combined with any other rebate/coupon, free trial, or similar offer for the specified prescription
  • The Card will be accepted only at participating pharmacies
  • The Card is not health insurance
  • This offer is good only in the U.S. and Puerto Rico
  • The Card is limited to one per person during this offering period and is not transferable
  • Pfizer reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend the program without notice
  • No membership fees. The Card and Program expire on 12/31/15

For help with the PROTONIX Savings Card Program, call 1-855-807-7901 or write: Pfizer, ATTN: PROTONIX, PO Box 2257, Morrisville, PA 19067.

For reimbursement when using a nonparticipating pharmacy/mail order: Pay for your PROTONIX prescription and mail copy of original pharmacy receipt (cash register receipt NOT valid) with product name, date, and amount circled to: Pfizer, ATTN: PROTONIX, PO Box 2257, Morrisville, PA 19067. Be sure to include a copy of the front of your PROTONIX Savings Card, your name, and mailing address. Please expect up to 4 to 6 weeks for reimbursement.

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Important Safety Information
  • Patients who are allergic to PROTONIX (pantoprazole sodium) or any ingredient of PROTONIX or other proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) should not take PROTONIX.
  • Relief of your symptoms while on PROTONIX does not exclude the possibility that serious stomach conditions may be present.
  • PROTONIX may increase the risk of getting severe diarrhea due to an intestinal infection caused by Clostridium difficile. Call your doctor right away if you have diarrhea, cramps, and fever that does not go away. Patients should use the lowest dose and shortest duration of PPI appropriate to the condition being treated.
  • A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. Get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including fever, rash, weight loss, feeling tired, and weakness as this may be a serious allergic reaction that affects your kidneys.
  • PPI therapy, like PROTONIX, may be associated with an increased risk of bone fractures of the hip, wrist or spine. The risk of fracture increases in patients who are taking multiple daily doses and are on PPI therapy for a year or longer.
  • Low magnesium levels can happen in some patients who take proton pump inhibitors, like PROTONIX, for at least 3 months. Tell your doctor right away if you have any of these symptoms of low magnesium: seizures, dizziness, irregular heartbeat, muscle spasms or cramps.
  • The most frequently reported side effects for PROTONIX in adults were headache, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, gas, dizziness, and joint pain.
  • The most frequently reported side effects for PROTONIX in children 1 to 16 years of age were upper respiratory infections, headache, fever, diarrhea, vomiting, rash, and abdominal pain.
  • Before taking PROTONIX, tell your doctor if you are taking any drugs containing ampicillin esters, atazanavir, iron salts, ketoconazole, nelfinavir, erlotinib, mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), or warfarin. If you are taking PROTONIX with warfarin, you may need to have certain laboratory tests monitored as potential serious risks may occur.
  • Use of PROTONIX along with high doses of methotrexate may increase blood levels of methotrexate, possibly leading to methotrexate toxicity.
INDICATIONS
  • PROTONIX is a prescription drug for the short-term treatment in the healing and relief of symptoms of acid-­related damage to the esophagus. This condition is known as erosive esophagitis or erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and is caused by back up of stomach acid into the esophagus.
  • PROTONIX can be used for adults and children 5 years of age and older for treatment up to 8 weeks. Adults can receive an additional 8 weeks of treatment if needed. Safety of treatment beyond 8 weeks has not been established in children. PROTONIX can be used to maintain healing of erosive GERD in adults. Studies did not go beyond 12 months.

Patients should always ask their doctors for medical advice about adverse events.

You may report an adverse event related to Pfizer products by calling 1-800-438-1985 (US only). If you prefer, you may contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directly. The FDA has established a reporting service known as MedWatch where health care professionals and consumers can report serious problems they suspect may be associated with the drugs and medical devices they prescribe, dispense, or use. Visit MedWatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please see full Prescribing Information, including Medication Guide.