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Pantoprazole Sodium 40mg
Pantoprazole: Protonix 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. Protonix can be branded in different names, depending on the manufacturing co. One form is by nycomed co. In germany (pantoloc). ...Read moreGet help now ›
Too much gastric acid. What medicine should I take? What food should I avoid? Is it proper to take pantoprazole sodium to relieve the pain?
Acid relief: Yes, pantoprazole is excellent; omeprazole is excellent; ranitidine is excellent; maalox and mylanta are helpful but less potent. Take pantoprazole for a miknimum of 4 weeks daily. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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Omiperazole 40mg with sodium bicarbonate is not helping to reduce my burning sensation on belly can I take pantoprazole 40mg instead?
PPI's: Not all ppi's work for everyone. You should definitely try others to see if you can get control. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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Does promethazine, and Prozac interact? Im on promethazine, prozac, pantorazole sodium, and iron pills. Does any or all interact?
No one knows: The only interaction studies involve only two medications. Theoretically, we know a great deal about the manner in which drugs are metalized and they possible interactions between two. More than 2 is a guess. Then there is the individual or idiosyncratic reactions which are unique to that person and not predictable. ...Read moreGet help now ›
I take 40mg of pantoprazole one time each day. What OTC medicine can I take as effective alternative? What dosage of it should I take?
Treating Acid reflux: I always want to start with why you are not treating the underlying reason for your heart burn? Taking a medication daily just to suppress something that is abnormal seems good in a short period, but not good for long term. Do you know why you have heart burn? Do you know which foods cause this to be worse? Does your physician discuss this with you? ...Read moreGet help now ›
NOT REALLY: The decision to take drugs like Pantoprazole indefinitely depends on the diagnosis/condition being used for. Obviously, in a sense, you are right. We need acid to properly digest food. However, there are conditions for which chronic use of these meds is important in order to prevent catastrophic, life ending or maming illnesses. By the way, I have been personally on an acid blocker for 11 yrs now. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Not safe: Colon cleansing can cause electrolyte imbalances in your blood, and in my opinion are not safe. A natural way to regulate your bowel function would be to eat a diet rich in fiber and drink sufficient water. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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