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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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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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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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My doc has prescribed me pantoprazole 40 mg two times daily for 6 weeks .Is it ok or is it not good for me. Is it safe?

Yes: It is important to follow your doctor's instructions. The dosing and interval can be different for different conditions. ...Read more

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Burning sensation below the ribcage 2 ctscan.6 endoscopy.2colonoscopy.3capsule endoscopy all normal except pantoprazole 40, mg for years doesn't help?

Burning sensation below the ribcage 2 ctscan.6 endoscopy.2colonoscopy.3capsule endoscopy all normal  except pantoprazole 40, mg for years doesn't help?

Not sure: Wow, you've had a lifetime worth of tests already. It's great they were all normal; that rules out a lot of bad stuff. If the strong antacid isn't helping, then that implies to me that the problem is not the stomach or related to acid production. (seems reasonable to stop the med.) i would try treating this with good sleep, a healthy, fiber-rich diet, and regular exercise and see what happens... ...Read more

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I have reflux esophagitis, erosive grade II am taken pantoprazole 40 mg for how long I have to take it ?

I have reflux esophagitis, erosive grade II am taken pantoprazole 40 mg for how long I have to take it  ?

Longterm : You may need to take it long-term. People who have erosive esophagitis suffer from acid reflux, which will still be present if the medication is stopped. Therefore, it is commonly necessary to continue maintenance therapy. Anti-reflux measures are also important. Good luck. ...Read more

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