Limited Use Note(s)

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM40mg Ent Tab
Reason For Use CodeClinical Criteria
293Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) For the treatment of erosive GERD or upper GI malignancy; OR For the treatment of non-erosive GERD after failure of H2-receptor antagonist therapy. Patients with GERD should be reassessed within 6 months after initial treatment with a PPI. The reassessment could include confirmation of need for PPI with endoscopy, a trial of PPI withdrawal, or step-down therapy to H2-receptor antagonist therapy. Note: There is a lack of published evidence to support double-dose PPI therapy in this setting.
LU Authorization Period: 1 year
295H. pylori-positive Peptic Ulcers For the treatment of H. pylori-positive peptic ulcers where H. pylori is documented, by serology, urea breath test or endoscopy, for a one-week course in combination with antimicrobial therapy. Retreatment of H. pylori-positive peptic ulcers must be documented by persistent H. pylori infection on urea breath test or endoscopy. Maximum duration: 7 days (for retreatment, a four-week period must elapse since the end of the previous treatment).
LU Authorization Period: 1 year
297Confirmed Peptic Ulcers or NSAID-induced Ulcer Prophylaxis: For the treatment of confirmed peptic ulcers and NSAID-induced ulcers; OR For the prophylaxis of NSAID-induced ulcers for patients at increased risk of GI bleeding. Note: There is a lack of published evidence to support double-dose PPI therapy in this setting.
LU Authorization Period: 1 year
401Other Gastrointestinal Disorders: For the treatment of gastroduodenal Crohns disease, short-gut syndrome, scleroderma, or pancreatitis. Note: There is a lack of published evidence to support double-dose PPI therapy in these settings.
LU Authorization Period: 1 year
402Severe Conditions: For the treatment of severe esophagitis, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, esophageal stricture, persistent symptoms of GERD or persistent erosive esophagitis, or upon hospital discharge following a gastrointestinal bleed. For patients receiving double-dose therapy, the need to continue treatment at higher doses should be reassessed after eight weeks. For re-treatment at higher doses, a four-week period should have elapsed from the end of the previous treatment. Reassessment could include a procedural assessment of the condition or step-down therapy to lower-dose proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy.
LU Authorization Period: 1 year