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West Harrison, NY
A 77-year-old female asked:

After three weeks still have sour taste inmouth with indigestion, taking protonix (pantoprazole) 40 mg twice a day. i have gerd with a hernia. should i call the dr ?

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Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
GERD: The medications stop acid production in the stomach, and this is sometimes enough to relieve reflux symptoms. The medications do nothing however for stopping reflux, which is why many patients can have heartburn relief with meds, but no relief in regurgitation. You may want to inquire about endoscopic (stretta) or surgical (nissen fundoplication) procedures that can tackle to underlying problem.

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