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Please describe the medication: protonix (pantoprazole)?

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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 17 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).
Dr. Perry Milman
49 years experience
PPI: Protonix is the trade name for pantoprazole. This medication is a ppi or proton pump inhibitor. Its function is to reduce gastric acid, and it is commonly used to treat gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease) or peptic ulcer disease.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Pantoprazole: Protonix is the brand equivalent of pantoprazole, an oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor (ppi) class of drugs.
Last updated Mar 28, 2019

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