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How long can I take pantoloc for reflux?

How long can I take pantoloc for reflux?

Protonix (pantoprazole) in the U.S.: Protonix (pantoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor used to help patients block stomach acid production, to treat their stomach reflux and stomach ulcer disorders. As will most medications, there is no time limit. A medicine that is helpful, is doing a good job, has no equal alternative, and thus is needed, can be used until it is no longer needed. The doctor can explain the risks versus the benefits of protonix (pantoprazole). ...Read more

Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


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Why does silent reflux cause globus sensation? How long can I take prilorsec safety?

Why does silent reflux cause globus sensation? How long can I take prilorsec safety?

Swelling: LPR causes that "lump" sensation due to the swelling and inflammation in the back surface of the larynx which encroaches on the entrance to the upper esophagus for swallowing. You can take Prilosec as long as necessary under the guidance of your doctor. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux. Told to take a ppi which helps a ton. But how long can I take these? When i stop, the acid comes back.

I have acid reflux. Told to take a ppi which helps a ton. But how long can I take these? When i stop, the acid comes back.

Acid reflux : The recommended duration of therapy is about 2 months for gerd / esophagitis. For maximal results some need 2x daily dosing w/ 1st dose taken 30 min before first meal and 2nd dose 2 hrs after last meal. Upper endoscopy may be indicated to rule out ulcer, h. Pylori, hiatal hernia & other potential causes. Don't forger about dietary modification.Starting an h2 blocker as you taper may be hellpful. ...Read more

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How long can I take prevacid (lansoprazole) for? Doc said 8 weeks to heal erosive esophagitis. Acid reflux comes back immediately after. What can I do long term?

How long can I take prevacid (lansoprazole) for? Doc said 8 weeks to heal erosive esophagitis. Acid reflux comes back immediately after. What can I do long term?

Long term PPI: Although many people have used acid reflux medications for extended periods of time, there is concern of long term consequences from blocking our body's normal responses. Using the medications for the shortest time possible is wisest. Recurrence of symptoms should prompt evaluation of the diet, lifestyle habits, and other possible underlying causes. ...Read more

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How long does acid reflux take to treat?

Depends : If these are few and far between, then an over-the-counter antacid like Tums or Pepcid (famotidine) ac will work within an hour. However, if you have daily episodes of acid reflux, you are better of taking a medication such a Prilosec daily (which may take 1-2 days to take effect however). ...Read more

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How long does it typically take acid reflux to go away?

Varies: but in a great number of people it is life long. Frequently the reflux is associated with a medical (structureal) condition such as hiatal herna or motility issue such as with diabetes. These are not necessarily either temporary nor fixable. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for acid reflux to go away?

How long is it supposed to it take for acid reflux to go away?

Depends: When the cause is gone, so will the symptoms be gone. Medications, illnesses, posture, obesity and diet, will need to be addressed. Massage for any chest wall pain can help reflux. Ask yourself when it began, and seek help to overcome the problems involved. Long term symptom control with medications may have adverse side effects on your bones so be careful. ...Read more

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Can you die from acid reflux? If so how long does it take to die from it?

Can you die from acid reflux? If so how long does it take to die from it?

No, not really: Acid reflux is a chronic/life long disorder. It is rare to die due to it. That only happens if you developed more complications like cancer of the esophagus which is one of the complications that can occur after 20+ years of uncontrolled acid reflux but it is rare. ...Read more

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I have had acid reflux nearly 4 years now. It is clearing up slowly. My question, how long should it take the barrett's syndrome damage to heal up.

Maybe never: Once barrets disease is found, it is rare to reverse. However, proton pump inhibiitors like Omeprazole and Nexium (esomeprazole) may delay progression of barrets disease to esophageal cancer. Rf ablation can be used to destroy barrets tissue. ...Read more

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With acid reflux does it take a long time for your food to digest ?

Not necessarily: In general fatty foods take longer to digest with or without acid reflux. However, you do need to get treatment for acid reflux as it can have many unpleasant consequences. ...Read more