HSA Reclassified Drug | Exemptions For Supply of Pantoprazole Without Prescription


Eligible Active Ingredient: Pantoprazole. As an oral solid preparation containing not more than 20mg
With Effective From: 1-Jan-14
Indication Permitted: For the relief of heartburn symptoms associated with acid reflux
Maximum Daily Dose: 20mg
Maximum Supply per Transaction: 14 days
Minimum Age of User: 18 years
Patient Information Leaflet from HSA/PSS: Download PIL (Link to HSA website)

Mechanism of Action of Pantoprazole

Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) that suppresses the final step in gastric acid production by forming a covalent bond to two sites of the (H+,K+ )- ATPase enzyme system at the secretory surface of the gastric parietal cell. This effect is dose- related and leads to inhibition of both basal and stimulated gastric acid secretion irrespective of the stimulus.

Additional Information of Pantoprazole

Pharmacology Class: Drugs For Peptic Ulcer And Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (Gord)
Therapeutic Class: Drugs For Acid Related Disorders
Chemical Class: Proton Pump Inhibitors
Synonyms: Pantoprazol | Pantoprazolum

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HSA-Registered Products Containing Pantoprazole As an oral solid preparation containing not more than 20mg

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This list is not exhaustive. HSA collaborates with Pharmaceurical Society of Singapore (PSS) to review the appropriate use of therapeutic products in the community from time to time. Hence, HSA may enable the supply of a Prescription Only Medicine (POM) by pharmacists without a prescription, upon review that the product can be used in a safe and effective manner under the supervision of a pharmacist. This can be effected through legislative mechanisms in the absence of an application made by the product registrant to reclassify the therapeutic product, subject to to conditions including indication, strength, maximum daily dose, maximum supply quantity, and age restriction.