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Pantoprazole 40 Mg Uses
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
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
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?
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
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
Respected sir for last one year I have pain in uniary tract. After urine test mucus thread found. After use protonix (pantoprazole) tablet I feel better but now again?
Have erosive esophagatis, pantoprazole prescribed, researched it can cause cancer??? Also low magnesium long time use, can I use magnesium supplement?
I'm on Singulair, Protonix, (pantoprazole) & VoltarenXR, can the sodium in these products affect Blood Pressure? Concerned about the long term use, especially NSAID
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
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I MAY BE MISSING: A thing or two but I am not aware of this. ...Read more
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