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Just started Pantoprazole for chronic nausea and abdom. Bloating. Can medication make you feel a little jittery?
Been taking pantoprazole for over a week and no effect on heartburn. Is it possible that omeprazole would work? Or is it just the same medication?
Sometimes: We are all wired slightly differently. One med may work better for you than another. If 10+ days on pantoprazole, then trial of Omeprazole worth doing. If it fails, then need to see your dr to see what is actual cause of pain. ...Read more
Medline says get emergency attention for excessive tiredness with protonix, (pantoprazole) what makes it so urgent with this medication? (was experiencing seen by md
Possible nephritis: I'm not sure but it's known to cause nephritis (serious kidney problems) that may manifest with fatigue. It can also cause magnesium deficiency ; other serious problems. The safety of Protonix (pantoprazole) ; similar drugs taken for prolonged periods hasn't been studied, yet docs prescribe them for years. I feel they should not be used more than a few months. See http://bit. Ly/1b1avqs ; http://bit. Ly/19eb8ea. ...Read more
Which medication is believed by experts to be more effective for heartburn and acid reflux: Prilosec OTC bid or protonix (pantoprazole) 40 mg bid?
Dose dependency: The class of drugs known as ppi's (proton pump inhibitors) has expanded considerably since Prilosec became available in 1989, & now includes: prilosec, prevacid, aciphex, protonix, zegerid, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) nexium, as well as generic equivalents. All of these, with minor variation, block acid production at the proton-pump cellular level. Drug half-life & dose roughly determine duration & efficacy. ...Read more
Chronic reflux/dysphagia. Gi series and endoscopy both normal. Medication are famotidine, montelukast, pantoprazole and amitriptyline is surgery next?
Prescribed pantoprazole 40mg for throat clearing problem, also have problem with migraines, is it safe to take this medication. With Excedrin extra st?
Yes: These medicines are safe to combine together. ...Read more
Took Pantoprazole for 2weeks ending of 2weeks still had burning throat at night. Got switched to Zantac (ranitidine) & not working well. Best medication treatment?
See your doctor.: If your symptoms returned after two weeks of pantoprazole, you may need it longer-term. I do not recommend taking it long term unless it has been prescribed by a physician, however. I would return to see your gastroenterologist to discuss it further. In the meantime, follow anti-reflux precautions well. Good luck. ...Read more
What medication (PPI) is the most successful at eliminating acid reflux, but has the LEAST side effects. Pantoprazole gave me terrible stomach pain.?
Efficacy: Studies show that all of the PPIs have similar efficacy, however, side effects are variable. You can switch to another PPI, such as Nexium (esomeprazole) and not necessarily have the same side effects. Talk with your prescribing physician. Have you been tested for H. Pylori? If pain symptoms persist, get a referral to a GI doctor and get a scope. If H. Pylori+take therapy+retest to make sure clear ...Read more
7-keto, forskolin & relora supplements & medication interactions I am currently taking lisinopril 5 mg, lovastatin 20 mg, sertraline 150 mg, pantoprazole 40 mg. I have a problem with belly fat and was watching dr. Oz mentioning these 'belly blasting suppl
7 days on pantoprazole and still burping up stuff, but with no acid now, is this normal or is something wrong? Will the drug take more time to work?
Would give it:
A total of 10 days-2 weeks HOWEVER...sounds like you may need further studies including Gallbladder scan!
Hope this helps!
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Which controls reflux best: 150mg ranitidine twice a day, 20mg protonix (pantoprazole) twice a day, 40mg protonux once a day or combo of both drugs?
Reflux: A lot of people take protonix (pantoprazole) just once daily at either 20 or 40mg and do well but others, anecdotally, seem to prefer taking the 20 mg dose twice daily. Ranitidine can work well for a lot of people as well (twice daily). however, if your reflux is very severe I recommend that you get an evaluation by a gastroenterologist to make sure it's you're only dealing with simple gastroesophageal reflux ...Read more
Does using Controloc (pantoprazole, cause extra systol and fast heart rate and if I stop using the drug for long I will suffer form it is side efect?
No: I answered this question already. The answer is still no ...Read more
I'm taking pantoprazole at 10 AM for 3 days now and also ARV cocktail of lamivudine, teno, and efav all in one at bedtime. Woud there be no drug interaction since its a 12hr difference between the two?
Is it true that taking protonix (pantoprazole) can cause a false positive for marijuana on a drug/tox screen?
Yes, however...: Until researching this I did not know that Protonix (pantoprazole) can indeed cause a false positive for thc, the chemical tested in marijuana drug screens. However, if you are taking protonix (pantoprazole), (pantoprazole) tell those administering the test first & they can perform further tests to distinguish thc from protonix (pantoprazole). If you test positive, saying you used Protonix (pantoprazole) will not work unless they actually detect its metabolites in you. ...Read more
Can pantoprazole show up in a hair follicle drug test? Also how long does arm pit hairs stay before falling out and grow new follicles? Thanks
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 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