A 27-year-old male asked:
i had a negative endoscopy done, but are there any risks or side effects of being on protonix (pantoprazole) long term?
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Dr. Charles Cattano answered
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Protonix (pantoprazole) S.E.'s: Protonix (pantoprazole) is a very well tolerated medication, but in the short term it and other proton pump inhibitors can cause a number of dose-dependent side effects including commonly headache and diarrhea. Longer term use carries other consequences (please see my earlier answer on this topic in healthtap) including bone thinning ; risk of infection (like c.Difficile).
Answered on Sep 14, 2018
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