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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

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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How long does it take for an ulcer to heal during Protonix (pantoprazole) 40mg therapy? When should a second egd be done?

How long does it take for an ulcer to heal during Protonix (pantoprazole) 40mg therapy? When should a second egd be done?

It depends...: on multiple factors, the size, location, and cause of the ulcer being most prominent. If or when a followup EGD is necessary depends mostly on whether it's located in the stomach or duodenum, and whether bleeding occurred. Follow your gastroenterologist's advice. ...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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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 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

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Im taking 20 mg pantoprazole for acid reflux can i take ibuprofen for sinus infection i feel like thats the only thing that works for me?

Im taking 20 mg pantoprazole for acid reflux can i take ibuprofen for sinus infection i feel like thats the only thing that works for me?

It wouldn't be best: If you want to get rid of your sinus infection you would need to take an antibiotic. Ibuprofen only takes pain, it doesnt get to the root cause of the the infection. Antibiotics will help get to the cause of the problem ...Read more

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How long does protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate generally take to start giving relief? I have bad stomach pain and heart burn.

Different: Protonix (pantoprazole) takes at least a day (often several days) to take effect. Sucralafate works within a few hours. Protonix (pantoprazole) won't be your best option for relieving symptoms right away AFTER they are noticed. Have you tried ranitidine or cimetidine? ...Read more