A 32-year-old female asked:
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if i have gastritis or an ulcer, will the ppis always help? i've been taking pantoprazole for a month, and i'm still experiencing stomach burning.

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Return to your doc.: If you are still having symptoms after one month of a PPI, you should return to your doctor to see if further testing needs to be done, or if you need a different medication or a change in the dosage of the current one. In the meantime, it will not hurt to add over-the-counter antacids, such as Tums, (calcium carbonate) to your regimen. Good luck.
Answered on Aug 18, 2017

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