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Ulcer medication pantoprazole. Any side effects?

Ulcer medication pantoprazole. Any side effects?

Headache: The most common adverse reaction to Pantoprazole is headache. There are plenty of other possible side effects which can affect almost any organ system, but they are less common. ...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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Please describe the medication: protonix (pantoprazole)?

Please describe the medication: protonix (pantoprazole)?

Pantoprazole: Protonix is the brand equivalent of pantoprazole, an oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor (ppi) class of drugs. ...Read more

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Just started Pantoprazole for chronic nausea and abdom. Bloating. Can medication make you feel a little jittery?

Just started Pantoprazole for chronic nausea and abdom. Bloating. Can medication make you feel a little jittery?

Yes: It can cause some dizziness, but if really bothersome, stop it, and seek another medication, wish you well ...Read more

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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?

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

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Medline says get emergency attention for excessive tiredness with protonix, (pantoprazole) what makes it so urgent with this medication? (was experiencing seen by md

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

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Which medication is believed by experts to be more effective for heartburn and acid reflux: Prilosec OTC bid or protonix (pantoprazole) 40 mg bid?

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

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Chronic reflux/dysphagia. Gi series and endoscopy both normal. Medication are famotidine, montelukast, pantoprazole and amitriptyline is surgery next?

Chronic reflux/dysphagia. Gi series and endoscopy both normal. Medication are famotidine, montelukast, pantoprazole and amitriptyline is surgery next?

Probably not: There are many medical alternatives for your condition. I would try many before having surgery. Discuss with your PCP and, upon referral, with a gastrointerologist. ...Read more

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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

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What medication (PPI) is the most successful at eliminating acid reflux, but has the LEAST side effects. Pantoprazole gave me terrible stomach pain.?

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

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Can protonix (pantoprazole) cause a THC drug test to appear positive?

THC protonix (pantoprazole): Yes a false positive test can be obtained but only on the urine dipstick - with the quantitative test there is no false results. ...Read more

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Can protonix (pantoprazole) cause neuropathy? How would you know if the drug is the cause?

Can protonix (pantoprazole) cause neuropathy? How would you know if the drug is the cause?

Not likely but repor: Out of34699 reported all side effects feom protonix (pantoprazole) out o which 56 had neuropathy and that is 0.16&
There is no way to knowif theneuropathy is directly as result of Protonix (pantoprazole) or coincidence ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is it true that taking protonix (pantoprazole) can cause a false positive for marijuana on a drug/tox screen?

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

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Is there a drug interaction with Cetrizine, Protonix (pantoprazole) an Valtrex? Can they be taken together I have alot of sinus drainage

Should be OK: Zyrtec, (cetirizine) like other medicine has several drug interactions, some of which are considered contraindications for concomitent administration. Pl see attached link for details. Drugs. Com website can give you info on other drugs as well. Feel good! ...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