1. Ask your doctor for free samples. Tell him/her that you can't afford to pay for it.
2. Order pantoprazole online from a Canadian pharmacy. Brand name drugs are far less expensive in Canada than in the United States because of price control in Canada.
3. Omeprazole is a viable alternative proton-pump inhibitor that is available over the counter. It is often on sale at your local pharmacy for around $15 for a 42-count.