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How long for pantoprazole to work

A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Depends: Depends on the dose of medication, should have relief or improvement within 72 hours.
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Be patient: The erosion that occurs in the esophagus from the acid caused by gastro esophageal reflux disease (gerd) is what causes the soreness, and that can ta ... Read More

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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Bunker-Huertas
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Pantoprazole: Ppis such as Pantoprazole can take anywhere from a few days to 1-2 weeks for you to truly notice an effect.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
As needed: It should be taken as long as needed and at the lowest dose possible. That being said patients with barrwtt's esophagus should remain on it. I would d ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sheffield
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Minimal: Some studies say there could be some bone loss and risk of osteoporosis. The studies aren't great and usually the risk is greatest if you are taking h ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: But may have mild side effects like athralgia, headaches, nause and flatulence. Initially feared predispositin Zollinger Ellison syndrome did not sho ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Acid Reflux: Basically they are the same medication in the same family of medicines. But what struck me most about this question is your age. I can think of no ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
< 6 weeks.: Assuming there's no persistent cause for the gastritis, such as a culprit medication like aspirin being concurrently used, we assume that gastritis ca ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No but: There is a study showing that among the elderly, chronic use of this type of drug increased the risk for pneumonia. However, the risk/ benefit favors ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Not a cure: The medication just manages the problem and does not cure acid reflux life style changes (quit smoking, cut out alcohol and caffeine, do not overeat, ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
30 minutes: Pantoprazole isn`t know to interact with acidophilus so you should be ok taking them together. To be on the safe side try waiting 30-60 minutes.
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