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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

Dr. Tri Huynh
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Omeprazole (Definition)

Omeprazole is the generic equivalent of prilosec, the first oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor ...Read more


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What are the effects of proton pump inhibitors used long term? prescription omeprazole, 40mgm sig 1 cap daily

Malabsorption: The major concern with long-term use is poor absorption of nutrients such as magnesium and many vitamins. Stomach is there for a purpose - it helps in the digestive process. I'd suggest at least annual monitoring by your doctor with blood tests. ...Read more

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Hello doctors. Can GERD eventually stop responding to proton pump inhibitors like omeprazole?

Hello doctors. Can GERD eventually stop responding to proton pump inhibitors like omeprazole?

Yes and No: Remember the goal in medicine and in health is to not just 'treat' GERD forever, but to find the cause of it and to eliminate the cause so that treatment for the long term is unnecessary. Many in the U.S. fail to do this and continue their very dangerous habits causing GERD and think it safe to take PPI's for the long term. This is erroneous thinking and dangerous for health. ...Read more

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Is calmepan contraindicated with proton pump inhibitor?

No problem: These two medications should have no significant interactions. ...Read more

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Can you get bad side effects taking proton pump inhibitor (ppi) tablets?

Can you get bad side effects taking proton pump inhibitor (ppi) tablets?

PPI side effects: There are concerns that reducing stomach acidity may be contributing to clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea. There also may be a link between long-term use of ppis & osteoporosis. If you develop resistant diarrhea or are at risk for osteoporosis, consult your fp for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you take an over-the-counter proton pump inhibitor continuously for gerd?

Same as prescription: You need to see your doc to figure out what you have, why you need to be on such a med, if other less potent meds will work as well, or if they are needed at all. In general, the lowest dose, of the least potent medicine, for the shortest period of time to do the job is a good approach. You can't figure that out without your doc. ...Read more

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Can there any long term side effects of using proton pump inhibitor medicines for say a period of 20 days?

Can there any long term side effects of using proton pump inhibitor medicines for say a period of 20 days?

Antacids & Long Use: The biggest problem of long term antacid use is that the cause of the acid problem is often not sought. Also long term acid can be a cause of a very dangerous esophageal cancer and can represent other serious illnesses. Thus it is always best to be using these medications in conjunction with good health care and good testing and monitoring. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a proton pump inhibitor like tecta, for a long time? I am 24 yrs old and have been taking ppis for 6 years now?

Is it safe to take a proton pump inhibitor like tecta, for a long time? I am 24 yrs old and have been taking ppis for 6 years now?

Proton pump blocker: The long term use of ppi have been linked to poor calcium absorption, increased risk if intestinal infections in older people etc. Most of these side effects have been noted in people using ppi twice daily for several years. It is usually advisable to limit long term use of ppi if at all it is possible like switching to every other day if that will control your symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Losec (Definition)

Losec is a proton pump inhibitor which is a kind of ...Read more


Dr. Shari Jackson
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Proton Pump Inhibitor (Definition)

Proton pump inhibitors are a kind of ...Read more