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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
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
I have a common cold and I'm on pantoprazole magnesium 40mg. Can I drink some cough syrup to get rid of my cold, while I'm on the pill?
BCPills: Check with your friendly pharmacist and they can access all drug interactions on their computer. Don't know what is in the cold syrup you have chosen, but most are going to be benign and should not interfere with the effectiveness of your bcps (but this says that you are a man?). If you are concerned about the pantoprazole, do not worry. You will be fine. ...Read more
What could be the cause of my chronic cough? I have GERD which is controlled with protonix (pantoprazole). Tested negative for allergies. Do have sinus congestion.
Can stress cause a GERD flare up, despite daily dose of Pantoprazole? If so would it cause left side back pain, and would whitish flem come up my throat? My throat has been dry because of this but I have no cough.
Stress can increase: Acid formation in the stomach despite the pantoprazole. Increased acid formation needs to be neutralized with medication managment. Increased acid in the stomach can cause laryngo-pharyngeal reflux followed with throat discomfort. I hope this helps. If you want to discuss my answer to your question or if you have more questions contact me on my Virtual Practice at www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan ...Read more
Pain from sternum all the way up to my throat burping slight diff swallowing pain in middle of back dry cough on protonix (pantoprazole) and zantac?
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
Yes: However, you should discuss the issue with your doctor first. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Wouldn't want to: protonix (pantoprazole) works by permanently inactivating the acid secretion by the stomach and this has to grow back before the pills action stops. More protonix (pantoprazole) cannot do more effect at one time. With acid secretion broken by protonix (pantoprazole) unlikely zantac could do anything. ...Read more
Is it OK to take Pantoprazole and Zegerid in the same day - one Pantoprazole in the morning and two Zegerid in the evening?
You are mixing: Oranges with more oranges. Do nit overdo it, onky one ir the other ...Read more
What is the difference between pantoprazole magnesium (tecta) and omeraprazole? Should I have omeraprazole if it works, and tecta doesn't?
Basically they are the same medication in the same family of medicines.
But what struck me most about this question is your age. I can think of no good reason someone your age would be on this type of medication and at that for a long time. You must get to a gastroenterologist to find out the underlying cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
I am on protonix (pantoprazole) since 5 months. And I don't to take it forever. I once tried giving it up but my symptoms were worse than before I started taking it.
Need to taper.: This medication needs to be tapered off over the course of a few weeks. Otherwise symptoms come back with a vengeance. Take it every other day for a week or so. If you have symptoms use Tums and ranitidine. After that week go ahead and stop. Treat symptoms with rantidine and Tums as noted. If symptoms persist you may have to restart the protonix (pantoprazole). ...Read more
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