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Is pantoprazole as good as Nexium or losec?

Is pantoprazole as good as Nexium 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

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


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How long does pantoprazole take to work on a stomach ulcer?

How long does pantoprazole take to work on a stomach ulcer?

4-6 weeks: The medication should begin healing the ulcer immediately and symptoms should resolve within a week. In general it takes about 6 weeks to heal an ulcer. ...Read more

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I've had a soar throat for 4 months and it was recently diagnosed as GERD. I've been taking pantoprazole for 1 week but have had no improvements. How long does it take for the lump on my throat to go away?

I've had a soar throat for 4 months and it was recently diagnosed as GERD. I've been taking pantoprazole for 1 week but have had no improvements. How long does it take for the lump on my throat to go away?

Globus sensation: Greetings. The lump feeling in your throat is often referred to as a globus sensation. This is usually caused by either acid or a chemical located in our stomach called "pepcin" that helps us digest the protein in our food. If these chemical reflux into the throat we sense a "lump" like feeling. It often takes weeks maybe months to fully resolve. A low acid diet often helps speed resolution too. ...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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I have errosive esophagus, doctor didn't tell me what grade.. Just to take pantoprazole for 3 month and do a rescope. How long till esophagus heal?

I have errosive esophagus, doctor didn't tell me what grade.. Just to take pantoprazole for 3 month and  do a rescope. How long till esophagus heal?

Can't tell w/o grade: ...or knowledge of your specific precipitating factors, but would suggest curtailing alcohol, NSAID's, tobacco, and completely following your physician's advice. ...Read more

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I have reflux esophagitis, erosive grade II am taken pantoprazole 40 mg for how long I have to take it ?

I have reflux esophagitis, erosive grade II am taken pantoprazole 40 mg for how long I have to take it  ?

Longterm : You may need to take it long-term. People who have erosive esophagitis suffer from acid reflux, which will still be present if the medication is stopped. Therefore, it is commonly necessary to continue maintenance therapy. Anti-reflux measures are also important. Good luck. ...Read more