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what is the difference between tagament and protonix (pantoprazole)?

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Different type meds: Tagamet (cimetidine) is an h2-blocker. It has been around since the mid 1980s. It suppresses gastric acid via one pathway. Protonix is a ppi and blocks acid production via a different mechanism of action.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Does protonix (pantoprazole) lessen the efficacy of plavix if taken together?

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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
No: It decreases the risk of bleeding from the stomach.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Do you have to take aciphex (rabeprazole) 30-60 minutes before a meal like prontonix?

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Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 29 years experience
No.: You can take Aciphex (rabeprazole) after you eat, when you begin to have symptoms or after the ranitidine doesn't work.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to have reflux while on pantoprazole?

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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Yes: Although effective, no medication is 100%. You may consider dietary and lifestyle changes or further evaluation with a GI specialist.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Any difference between aciphex (rabeprazole) and protonix?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Minimal : They are both ppis but have some small differences in the way they are metabolized in the liver. Clinically they work essentially the same, though some people may reload better to one or the other.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can protonix (pantoprazole) cause a THC drug test to appear positive?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
THC protonix (pantoprazole): Yes a false positive test can be obtained but only on the urine dipstick - with the quantitative test there is no false results.

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