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A 60-year-old female asked:

Gerd not responding to prilosec or protonix (pantoprazole).....burning in chest, back throat. could this be something else?will i ever be able to get off a ppi?

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Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Hopefully: If you are significantly overwight, your chances of getting off ppi drugs will be helped by weight loss and multiple small meals rather than a couple of large ones. Avoidance of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and anticholinergic drugs can help too.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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