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A 49-year-old female asked:

acid reflux and heartburn. price not an issue. a. prilosec otc bid or b. protonix (pantoprazole) 40 mg bid? please choose a or b.

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Your choice: Proton pump inhibitor options expanded considerably since Prilosec became available in 1989 & now includes: prilosec, prevacid, aciphex, protonix, zegerid, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) nexium, as well as generic equivalents. All, with minor variation, block acid production at the proton-pump cellular level. Drug half-life & dose roughly determine duration & efficacy. Tolerance is also an individual consideration.

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Last updated Jul 4, 2015

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