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Some needs that: Protonix is often used as a once a day medication, but can be more effective if used twice daily--because it has a very short half-life of about 1 hour. So taking it at breakfast will not provide much help by dinner hours. So, if the gastritis is significant, twice daily dosing is often advisable. Toxicity is very rare with 2x/day dosing. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Diagnosed with GERD and not getting relief from protonix 40mg 2x/day. Was prescribed Metoclopramide syrup. Can I take the syrup with the protonix?
Reconsider this Rx: Metaclopramide (Reglan) is a pro-motility agent to improve esophageal and stomach emptying. However, please read the side effect profile of this medication--it may make you reconsider using it casually, especially if to be taken over a long period of time, and at several times daily. Is GERD your only indication for the drug? ...Read more
No incompatibility: There is no incompatibility between 3 meds. Not good to use similar meds like protonix and Prilosec together. Why you need Lipitor and antacids. Treat the underlying causes for both which are usual environmental and hormonal so you may not need these meds at all. To learn how treat the cause Please visit us at www.ehacstl.com. If you Desire Please make appointment for evaluation ...Read more
How long does it take for an ulcer to heal during Protonix 40mg therapy? When should a second egd be done?
Due to GERD I am on long term maint. Of protonix 40mg/day. Does long term use of protonix or other ppi's increase risk of gastrointestinal cancers?
How can I better manage gastritis as a side effect from a month of 60mg prednisone? Currently taking Protonix 40mg and Ranitidine 300mg
Gastritis: 28 year old lady with concerns about gastritis after prednisone treatment. The most important step is to visit your physician to get a full exam and rule out H. Pylori as cause of gastritis, then, if sx persist then a scope by GI doc is indicated. Limit consumption of alcohol or any foods that worsen your symptoms. You can add Pepto/Milk of Magnesia to see if it helps coat your stomach as well. ...Read more
Should protonix: 40mg - make me feel lightheaded, nauseous and very fatigued ? Would there be something better to take for re-flux?
I been on protonix 40mg for 2 weeks mucus still running and hoarse off and on suspect lpr. Can I take tums before meals . Tums h2 blocker. ?
Yes: Sometimes coughing or vocal symptoms are blamed on "silent" reflux but PPI or other stomach med usually fails to help. Sure, you can take Tums. "Mucus still running" is too vague. Do you have post-nasal drip? Cough and wheeze? Stomach meds will help stomach symptoms but probably not nose or throat or voice or respiratory symptoms. A respiratory specialist may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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