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Pantoprazole Stomach Ulcer
Ulcer: With stomach ulcer the pain gets worse with food, with small intestine ulcer the pain is worse while hungry and in the middle of the night. The most common causes of user is H Pylori infection, Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory medications like Motrin, Smoking and Alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stomach ulcer is also known as Peptic ulcer. Stomach ulcers, also called peptic ulcers, are erosions in the wall of the stomach that can result in bleeding or pain. They can be caused by ibuprofen and similar medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or by infection with a bacteria called H. pylori that ...Read more
4-6 weeks: The medication should begin healing the ulcer immediately and symptoms should resolve within a week. In general it takes about 6 weeks to heal an ulcer. ...Read more
Gastric ulcer. 1 pms-pantoprazole 40mg daily, in the morning, but i fell most of the pain at night and when i wake up. Shouldn't i take one at night?
Pantoprazole: You can only maximally suppress the acid. It may be that you could get benefit from two pills, but first change the dosing time. Since it is a once daily, you can take in pm. Most important, t should be taken 30 mins before a meal. It is most effective this way. By taking before meal, it give the acid cells a chance to activate. This activation is wht makes the pill effective! ...Read more
If I have gastritis or an ulcer, will the PPIs always help? I've been taking pantoprazole for a month, and I'm still experiencing stomach burning.
Return to your doc.: If you are still having symptoms after one month of a PPI, you should return to your doctor to see if further testing needs to be done, or if you need a different medication or a change in the dosage of the current one. In the meantime, it will not hurt to add over-the-counter antacids, such as Tums, to your regimen. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Gnawing pain/None: Interestingly, one can have a severe gnawing pain in the middle and upper stomach and some have no symptoms at all. Usually painful and will go away at times with use of antacids, zantac type drugs, Prilosec type drugs and food. If you are concerned about an ulcer, please see your pcp or GI doctor. There are tests to help find out and procedures to help diagnosis and heal. Cancer can cause it! ...Read more
Lower chest/abdomen: Pain can be in the mid to lower chest and upper abdomen. It can be worsened with eating or sometimes even improve initially with eating. Ulcers are formed when the lining of the stomach becomes prone to acids and a sore results on the wall of the stomach. There are several causes from meds to stress and diet. Dark tarry stool is a warning sign of bleeding that may come from the GI system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise and GERD: Gi disorders are relatively common in athletes. Vigorous exercise has been shown to be associated with increased acid production and decreased blood flow to the GI tract. Gerd (reflux) occurs more frequently with exercise and can sometimes be pre-treated with medications such as h2 receptor antagonists and proton pump inhibitors. You should consult with your physician for a formal evaluation. ...Read more
I have stomach ulcer but i dint know what ulcer it is. but i have pains sometime and i do not trust tablets to cure ulcer. can you help me?
Ulcer cures: Ulcers are like a sore in the stomach. The treatment for curing ulcers is proton pump inhibitors. These medications block stomach acid and allow the ulcer to heal. You also need to avoid all alcohol and anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen as these can cause ulcers and delay healing. ...Read more
Probably not: I often recommend patients avoid the er if at all possible. If you can wait until the next day to see your doc or urgent care center, you will not have to wait hours and save some money. But if you are going to be miserable and uncomfortable all night, you have to decide. If you have red flags (chest pain, vomiting, bleeding, etc) you should seek urgent care now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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