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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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Do pantoprazole and lansoprazole differ in any way? Can I use one of them when I can't find the other one?

Not significant: The difference between these two medicines is insignificant. You should be fine changing one for the other. There are anecdotal reports of one working better for one person or another. The real differences are negligible. ...Read more

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Diagnosed in ER with gastritis in October. Prescribed Protonix (pantoprazole) and it worked wonders. Any OTC medicines I can use to treat at home this time? Dosages?

Diagnosed in ER with gastritis in October. Prescribed Protonix (pantoprazole) and it worked wonders. Any OTC medicines I can use to treat at home this time? Dosages?

Yes: Omeprazole, lansoprazole, and esomeprazole are all available as OTC, which are in the same drug class as Protonix (pantoprazole). They will bring about the similar effect as Protonix (pantoprazole). For example, esomeprazole (Nexium) 20 mg once daily can help. ...Read more

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Can you use Pantoprazole sod dr 40 mg tab while pregnant to prevent Heartburn and Acid reflex? That pills is the only thing preventing mine right now

Can you use Pantoprazole sod dr 40 mg tab while pregnant to prevent Heartburn and Acid reflex? That pills is the only thing preventing mine right now

Yes: that is pregnancy level safety B, that is the same safety level as taking tylenol (acetaminophen) as well. If you need additional support for acid indigestion you can also feel free to take some Tums ...Read more

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How to cure a skin rash cause by long-term use of pantoprazole?

How to cure a skin rash cause by long-term use of pantoprazole?

Medication rash: If a rash is caused by a medication, stopping the medication will slowly resolve the rash and sometimes it can take weeks to resolve completely. ...Read more

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Can longterm use like many years of using protonix (pantoprazole) cause headache and dizzy?

Can longterm use like many years of using protonix (pantoprazole) cause headache and dizzy?

Protonix (pantoprazole): Hello, the most common side effects of Protonix (pantoprazole) are GI related. If you have been taking this medication for a long time, I would think your headache and dizziness are not due to this medication. ...Read more

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Have erosive esophagatis, pantoprazole prescribed, researched it can cause cancer??? Also low magnesium long time use, can I use magnesium supplement?

Have erosive esophagatis, pantoprazole prescribed, researched it can cause cancer??? Also low magnesium long time use, can I use magnesium supplement?

Understood but...: ...you have a considerably higher risk of cancer (e.g. adenocarcinoma of the esophagus) due to malignant transformation of Barrett's esophagus in the setting of untreated/undertreated GERD than many of the treatment side effects you appear to be concerned over. ...Read more

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Which are safer to use, PPI's or H2 blockers for heartburn? Hear bad things about Pantoprazole, so I'm thinking of trying Zantac, what are side effects?

Which are safer to use, PPI's or H2 blockers for heartburn? Hear bad things about Pantoprazole, so I'm thinking of trying Zantac, what are side effects?

Safety: More information about harmful side effects of taking long term ppi's are being published in the medical literature. At this time I feel that long term use of h2 blockers like zantac and pepcid are safer. Your pharmacist can advise you about latest information on your medications. ...Read more

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Due to GERD I am on long term maint. Of protonix (pantoprazole) 40mg/day. Does long term use of protonix (pantoprazole) or other ppi's increase risk of gastrointestinal cancers?

Due to GERD I am on long term maint. Of protonix (pantoprazole) 40mg/day. Does long term use of protonix (pantoprazole) or other ppi's increase risk of gastrointestinal cancers?

??: That is currently being studied in a national trial. We don't have an answer yet. We should have one within a year out two. Study nct 01322623. ...Read more

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What is proper procedure to taper off after taking pantoprazole 40 mg for 10 weeks?

What is proper procedure to taper off after taking pantoprazole 40 mg for 10 weeks?

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. ...Read more

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Why are people prescribed with pantoprazole?

Pantoprazole: Protonix (pantoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor that inhibits gastric acid secretion, hence is used to treat gerd (gastro esophageal reflux disease) to reduce ulceration/erosion of the esophagus. ...Read more

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Pantoprazole is used for treating which disease?

Increased acid: Pantoprazole (protonix) is a proton pump inhibitor (ppi) and is used to treat erosive esophagitis and other conditions involving excess stomach acid (acid reflux disease, heart burn, etc). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pantoprazole?

PPI: 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 disease or gastroesophageal reflux. ...Read more

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What should I do if pantoprazole is not working for me?

May be timing: Make sure you are taking your pantoprazole correctly. This brand of proton pump inhibitor needs to be taken about 1/2 - 1 hour before a meal. This makes it most effective. ...Read more

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How long does it take for pantoprazole to start working?

Pantoprazole: Ppis such as Pantoprazole can take anywhere from a few days to 1-2 weeks for you to truly notice an effect. ...Read more

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I take 40mg of pantoprazole one time each day. What OTC medicine can I take as effective alternative? What dosage of it should I take?

Treating Acid reflux: I always want to start with why you are not treating the underlying reason for your heart burn? Taking a medication daily just to suppress something that is abnormal seems good in a short period, but not good for long term. Do you know why you have heart burn? Do you know which foods cause this to be worse? Does your physician discuss this with you? ...Read more

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What is protonix (pantoprazole) prescribed for?

Acid reflux: This is an inhibitor of the proton pump that produces stomach acid. It is prescribed for acid reflux, stomach acidity, indigestion and as an adjunct for medications such as Ibuprofen which can cause excess acid and stomach upset as well as ulcerations and bleeding. ...Read more

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How long should I stay on pantoprazole 40. Mg to cure my acid reflux?

How long should I stay on pantoprazole 40. Mg to cure my acid reflux?

Not a cure: The medication just manages the problem and does not cure acid reflux life style changes (quit smoking, cut out alcohol and caffeine, do not overeat, do not lay down within 2 hours of laying down, loose weight. ....) can decrease acid reflux. ...Read more

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Is protonix (pantoprazole) effective?

Is protonix (pantoprazole) effective?

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. ...Read more

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Does pantoprazole cause hyperglycemia?

Does pantoprazole cause hyperglycemia?

No: There is no evidence that Pantoprazole or related protein pump inhibitors cause elevated blood sugars. ...Read more

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How can I have reflux while on pantoprazole?

How can I have reflux while on pantoprazole?

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. ...Read more

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Lcan you take gax x with protonix (pantoprazole)?

Yes: Gas x is simethicone- an anti-gas formula. Protonix (pantoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor which suppresses acid secretion in your stomach. The two medications can be used together safely. ...Read more

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How exactly does pantoprazole cause hyperglycemia?

I MAY BE MISSING: A thing or two but I am not aware of this. ...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