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Mylan Pantoprazole 40 Mg
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.
Depends: It is not a kind of drug that you have to taper it off like prednisone you still can use as needed. But if you are a case of gerd then most likely you have to use it for a long time.
I took one 40 mg pantoprazole in the morning but I think I might have taken one 40 mg the same night could it hurt me in any way?
No problem: This dose is often prescribed in severe cases so you should have no problems.
I've been taking 40mg pmz-pantoprazole daily for 40 days. Less pain and discomfort, but there still is. How can I know when to stop taking the pills?
Depends: If the pain is not resolved within a few weeks of starting the medication, then there may be something else causing your pain.
Yes, but not for all: Protonix belongs to a class of antacid medication called proton-pump-inhibitor such as the famous purple pill, prilosec. Some examples: prilosec, nexium, prevacid, aciphex, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) and protonix--they differ slightly, but generally have similar efficacy. One may work for one person, but not another. So, if it is not working for you, consult doc for a change. Good luck.
Acid block not equal: So acid blockers like Omeprazole and Pantoprazole due block acid production but not the fact that there is 'stuff' in your stomach. This 'stuff' (stomach juices, food, etc), still potentially can reflux back into the esophagus. Sometimes things like motility agents (that help things move south instead of norht) are more often used for refractory reflux.
I MAY BE MISSING: A thing or two but I am not aware of this.
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.
Yes: Although effective, no medication is 100%. You may consider dietary and lifestyle changes or further evaluation with a GI specialist.
Yes: However, you should discuss the issue with your doctor first.See 2 more doctor answers
Why: Nothing different than if you weren't taking the two meds. More important, why are you taking what you think is ecstasy when you don't know who made it, what's in it, or what it might do to harm your body - particularly when you already have health problems.See 2 more doctor answers