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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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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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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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30 days on 40 mg pantoprazole, still mild heartburn, endoscopy diagnosed 3 'mild' stomach ulcers. Doc said try 40 mg panta a.M. 150mg ranitidine ?

30 days on 40 mg pantoprazole, still mild heartburn, endoscopy diagnosed 3 'mild' stomach ulcers. Doc said try 40 mg panta a.M. 150mg ranitidine ?

May need more: Infrequently, standard treatment is inadequate. I would first avoid all alcohol, coffee, tea, caffeinated beverages, and tomato sauces, as well as spicy foods. After doing that, if the heartburn is still felt, you could try the pantaprazole twice a day for at least 30 days. ...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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