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A 37-year-old member asked:

gastritis and protonix, (pantoprazole) what are these?

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Dr. Ashok Avaiya
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Hi,: Gastritis is inflammation of inside lining (mucosa) of stomach. It could be from any reason - high acid production and disruption of mucosal defense barrier. Mostly from NSAIDS, steroid, alcohol, smoking or stress. Protonix (pantoprazole) is a prescription drug - PPI (proton pump inhibitor - which reduce acid secretion in stomach and helps to heal mucosal inflammation.

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Does protonix (pantoprazole) lessen the efficacy of plavix if taken together?

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Does gastritis affect the womb?

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Does gastritis give you diarrhea?

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Dr. Howard Hack
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No: Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach lining. This may be caused by medications such as aspirin, or by an infection associated with ulcers, h. Pylori. I am not aware of any associations between gastritis and diarrhea.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

Diagnosed in ER with gastritis in October. Prescribed Protonix (pantoprazole) and it worked wonders. Any OTC medicines I can use to treat at home this time? Dosages?

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Dr. Frank Kuitems
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Well : Prilosec 20 mg over-the-counter is equal to pantoprozql 40 mg .For specific diagnosis and treatment see a primary care doctor in person or Healthtap visit
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A 32-year-old female asked:

How long for protonix (pantoprazole) to help heal gastritis?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
< 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 can be healed, meaning by symptoms and endoscopic evidence, between four to six weeks at the most. You may notice relief of symptoms as early as within the first week of use, though.

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