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A 23-year-old male asked:

i was recently prescribed 40mg daily dose of protonix (pantoprazole) for 8 weeks to "fix" heartburn/acid-levels. i was wondering if ppi's actually cure heartburn?

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Dr. Barry Marged
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Depends on cause: Ulcers and gastritis and even erosive disorders are definitely helping cure. But there are other causes of heartburn for which the medication will help relieve symptoms but not cure. Gerd and hiatal hernias are more anatomic functional disorders that a chemical can control but not fix.

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