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Is pantoprazole as good as Nexium (esomeprazole) or losec?

Is pantoprazole as good as Nexium (esomeprazole) or losec?

Yes, but...: A review in Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (Eval of Omeprazole, Lansoprazole, Pantoprazole, &Rabeprazole in Treatment of Acid-Related Diseases, J Am Pharm Assoc. 2000;40 (1)), there is no difference amongst the proton pump inhibitors (pantoprazole, omeprazole, esomeprazole, rabeprazole). Clinically, we find some people respond better to one than another; if one doesn't work, try another. ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Is that healthy taking 80mg pantoprazole plus 40mg famotidine for a long time? I have losing my weight unintended by about 10 kg, so is cancer signs?

Is that healthy taking 80mg pantoprazole plus 40mg famotidine for a long time? I have losing my weight unintended by about 10 kg, so is cancer signs?

Gastroduodenal ulcer: Not necessarily cancer. Need to get tested for h pylori + peptic ulcer and get on antibiotics for 2 weeks is you have this. Neuroendocrine tumor such as zes is also possible after this much acid suppression for this long. You need an upper endoscopy and internal med/gi eval. ...Read more

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I raised my bed, changed my diet, im trying to lose weight (weigh 150)5'3 all fat in abdominal area, on protonix (pantoprazole) can I fix my hernia doing these things?

I raised my bed, changed my diet, im trying to lose weight (weigh 150)5'3 all fat in abdominal area, on protonix (pantoprazole) can I fix my hernia doing these things?

Losing weight always: Helps to maintain our ideal weight, as it reduces stress load on our body globally. Depends what type of hernia you have? Hiatal? Please specify. What did your upper GI endoscopy reveal? Good to have this info too. ...Read more

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Can Protonix (pantoprazole) lead to unintended weight loss?

Can Protonix (pantoprazole) lead to unintended weight loss?

Protonix (pantoprazole): It can in that it can lead to nausea and stomach upset and diarrhea. Even though it is a medicine designed to treat stomach ailments. ...Read more

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Is protonix (pantoprazole) effective?

Is protonix (pantoprazole) effective?

Yes, but not for all: Protonix belongs to a class of antacid medication called proton-pump-inhibitor such as the famous purple pill, prilosec. Some examples: prilosec, nexium, prevacid, aciphex, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) and protonix--they differ slightly, but generally have similar efficacy. One may work for one person, but not another. So, if it is not working for you, consult doc for a change. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does pantoprazole cause hyperglycemia?

Does pantoprazole cause hyperglycemia?

No: There is no evidence that Pantoprazole or related protein pump inhibitors cause elevated blood sugars. ...Read more

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How can I have reflux while on pantoprazole?

How can I have reflux while on pantoprazole?

Acid block not equal: So acid blockers like Omeprazole and Pantoprazole due block acid production but not the fact that there is 'stuff' in your stomach. This 'stuff' (stomach juices, food, etc), still potentially can reflux back into the esophagus. Sometimes things like motility agents (that help things move south instead of norht) are more often used for refractory reflux. ...Read more

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What is protonix (pantoprazole) prescribed for?

Acid reflux: This is an inhibitor of the proton pump that produces stomach acid. It is prescribed for acid reflux, stomach acidity, indigestion and as an adjunct for medications such as Ibuprofen which can cause excess acid and stomach upset as well as ulcerations and bleeding. ...Read more

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Lcan you take gax x with protonix (pantoprazole)?

Yes: Gas x is simethicone- an anti-gas formula. Protonix (pantoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor which suppresses acid secretion in your stomach. The two medications can be used together safely. ...Read more

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How long can you take protonix (pantoprazole) fir?

How long can you take protonix (pantoprazole) fir?

As needed: It should be taken as long as needed and at the lowest dose possible. That being said patients with barrwtt's esophagus should remain on it. I would discuss with a md before using any ppi for greater than 3 months. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have reflux while on pantoprazole?

Is it possible to have reflux while on pantoprazole?

Yes: Although effective, no medication is 100%. You may consider dietary and lifestyle changes or further evaluation with a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: protonix (pantoprazole)?

Please describe the medication: protonix (pantoprazole)?

Pantoprazole: Protonix is the brand equivalent of pantoprazole, an oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor (ppi) class of drugs. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: protonix (pantoprazole)?

Protonix (pantoprazole): Protonix (pantoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor which is an acid reducing medicine used to treat gerd and some other conditions. ...Read more

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If u take ecstasy while on colchicine and pantoprazole what will happen?

Why: Nothing different than if you weren't taking the two meds. More important, why are you taking what you think is ecstasy when you don't know who made it, what's in it, or what it might do to harm your body - particularly when you already have health problems. ...Read more

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Are there any risks associated with taking protonix (pantoprazole) long term?

Are there any risks associated with taking protonix (pantoprazole) long term?

Minimal: Some studies say there could be some bone loss and risk of osteoporosis. The studies aren't great and usually the risk is greatest if you are taking high doses like twice daily. By taking calcium and vitamin d you can minimize the risk of osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take pantoprazole for a long time? I have GRED from almost 2 years

Yes: But may have mild side effects like athralgia, headaches, nause and flatulence. Initially feared predispositin Zollinger Ellison syndrome did not show in 2 year studies as the incidence was same in control group with GERD. Follow other GERD precautions ...Read more

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What is proper procedure to taper off after taking pantoprazole 40 mg for 10 weeks?

What is proper procedure to taper off after taking pantoprazole 40 mg for 10 weeks?

Depends: It is not a kind of drug that you have to taper it off like prednisone
you still can use as needed. But if you are a case of gerd then most likely you have to use it for a long time. ...Read more

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Can a person take 3 protonix (pantoprazole) pills and a Zactac 150 pill around the same time?

Wouldn't want to: protonix (pantoprazole) works by permanently inactivating the acid secretion by the stomach and this has to grow back before the pills action stops. More protonix (pantoprazole) cannot do more effect at one time. With acid secretion broken by protonix (pantoprazole) unlikely zantac could do anything. ...Read more

Pantoprazole (Definition)

Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor. It is used to decrease acid secretion in the stomach as a treatment for many conditions including peptic ulcer ...Read more