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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 exactly does pantoprazole cause hyperglycemia?

I MAY BE MISSING: A thing or two but I am not aware of this. ...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