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lcan you take gax x with protonix (pantoprazole)?

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Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
Pharmacology 40 years experience
Yes: Gas x is simethicone- an anti-gas formula. Protonix (pantoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor which suppresses acid secretion in your stomach. The two medications can be used together safely.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How long can you take protonix (pantoprazole) fir?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
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 discuss with a md before using any ppi for greater than 3 months.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the common side effects of protonix (pantoprazole) treatment?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Protonix (pantoprazole): The most common side effects from taking Protonix (pantoprazole) are headaches, constipation, gas , and nausea. There is a long list of potential side effects that are really rather rare but these are the ones I have seen in clinical practice. Occasionally someone will have diarrhea or abdominal pain as well.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Is protonix (pantoprazole) effective?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes, but not for all: Protonix belongs to a class of antacid medication called proton-pump-inhibitor such as the famous purple pill, prilosec. Some examples: prilosec, nexium, prevacid, aciphex, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) and protonix--they differ slightly, but generally have similar efficacy. One may work for one person, but not another. So, if it is not working for you, consult doc for a change. Good luck.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: protonix (pantoprazole)?

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Dr. Jordan Rush
Gastroenterology 13 years experience
Protonix (pantoprazole): Protonix (pantoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor which is an acid reducing medicine used to treat gerd and some other conditions.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

Please describe the medication: protonix (pantoprazole)?

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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Heartburn Medication: Treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) and damage to the esophagus. Also treats high levels of acid in the stomach caused by a tumor (such as zollinger-ellison syndrome). This medicine is a proton pump inhibitor (ppi).

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