Drug Uses Protonix is used for treating erosive esophagitis or conditions where stomach acids continuously rush back to the esophagus damaging it to a great degree. Usage Following the dosage instructions of your doctor is the best way to use any medication. If you are unsure or do not remember the instructions then you may read the medicine label for more detailed information. You may Protonix with or without a meal. You need to make sure that you do not crush or chew the tablet and swallow it as a whole. Please drink a full glass of water with Protonix. It is very important that you complete the dosage schedule and do not interrupt it in between without seeking prior consultation from your doctor. Taking your medication at the same time each day is a tried and tested method to avoid missing any doses. Missed Dose Despite your best attempts at remembering, if you still miss out on a dose, then take it as soon as you remember about it. But keep in mind that you will have to adjust your next dose by spacing it out by 4 to 5 hours. If this is not possible, then the best thing to do would be to skip the missed dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule. Never try to compensate for the missed dose by taking a double dose together. It may cause adverse effects. Storage Store Protonix at room temperature (read medicine label if unsure). Always keep it in a cool dark place that is not directly exposed to sources of heat or moisture and sunlight. Protect it from kids and pets. Overdose The consequences of a Protonix overdose has not been established with certainty. Contact the nearest emergency poison control center immediately if you notice any adverse effects.