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my 14 year old just started pantoprazole 40 mg. yesterday. he's been having trouble swallowing and sore throat. zantac (ranitidine) no good. how long until better?

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Dr. Leah Alexander
23 years experience Pediatrics
PPI medications: Pantoprazole and other meds like it are very good at calming the symptoms of acid reflux, and work much better than Zantac, (ranitidine) Pepcid, etc. Symptom relief usually occurs in 3-4 days. Your son's difficulty swallowing and sore throat may be unrelated to his acid reflux symptoms. You should contact his doctor about it as may have a throat infection.
Answered on Oct 24, 2015
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