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Going Off Protonix
I'm having acid reflux issues. I stopped taking protonix because it wasn't working. Should I go to the dr to get a new RX give myself time or get OTC?
Try another otc: The majority of the traditional reflux medications today are available over the counter. It's debatable that there is one proton-pump inhibitor better than the other (the meds we often use to treat reflux), however in my hospital we often used Nexium to good effect. It may be a factor of trying what is right for you. You could alternately try H2 blockers like ranitidine. ...Read more
Is amitriptyline a good medicine to treat panic disorder i was prescribed that and protonix yesterday and I'm not sure its going to work?
Not common choices: For Panic Disorder, those medications are not usually prescribed. They are for major depression and gastric acid problems respectively in most cases. Drugs are used 'off label' more and more, so this may be a new choice. Do take the opportunity to clarify w/ the Dr who prescribed. Don't simply ignore it and don't start it until you understand why, what to expect, etc. Take care, be well! ...Read more
See MD: Sounds like you may have gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease). This is when gastric contents goes up into your esophagus causing burning. If not treated right it can cause inflammation in your esophagus, ulcers, and worse cancer. Your md may want to do an endoscopy (a camera placed down your throat) to see any damage. Elevating the head of your bed, no coffee, alcohol, fats, & smoking will help. ...Read more
I may have lpr I on protonix 40 mg plan to go to ent if I have lpr do I have to follow this miserable blend diet for life .bad can't even have coffee ?
Reflux: The majority of reflux can be treated with lifestyle changes alone including diet changes. You should also avoid eating 3 hours prior to sleep and sleep with your head elevated. The extremes which you follow depend on the severity of your symptoms. If your symptoms are worse with coffee, there is your answer. I would see the ENT doctor to ensure that your head and neck exam is consistent with LPR. ...Read more
Taken Nexium, generic Nexium, and Protonix which cause drowsiness. Would it be worth taking Prevacid or Prilosec? Will tired feeling go away with time
Doubtful: None of the actions of any of these drugs would have anything to do with drowsiness. That is a very uncommon side effect of any of them. BUT Prilosec is well known to gum up the liver's ability to get other drugs out of you including all sedatives including alcohol.... so .. that one is doubly out. Otherwise, while I cannot explain why these drugs do that on you, the entire group is similar ...Read more
For last two days i been waking up with heartburn i took Prilosec and protonix its not going away what could this be my stomach dosent hurt just chest?
I have pain under my breast none it goes around my back on the right side. I had an endoscopy which showed inflammation of stomach! protonix not hel
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