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Is it safe to take Lipitor (atorvastatin) 20mg with Protonix 40mg QAM and Prilosec 20mg QPM ?

Is it safe to take Lipitor (atorvastatin) 20mg with Protonix 40mg QAM and Prilosec 20mg QPM ?

No incompatibility: There is no incompatibility between 3 meds. Not good to use similar meds like protonix and Prilosec together. Why you need Lipitor (atorvastatin) 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

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Egd showed erosive gastritis after 8 weeks of Nexium/Protonix 40MG therapy.No biopsy because of Plavix (clopidogrel).What blood/other exams should I have?

Egd showed erosive gastritis after 8 weeks of Nexium/Protonix 40MG therapy.No biopsy because of Plavix (clopidogrel).What blood/other exams should I have?

EGD: I presume a gastroenterologist did the EGD and is familiar with your case/information/history etc. This is a discussion you should have with the GI doc as well as your cardiologist. ...Read more

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I'm using protonix (pantoprazole) 40mg x1 daily. I'm still struggling with symptoms. Any suggestions?

GERD: You could elevate the head of the bed. (place blocks under the headboard frame so the whole head of the bead is elevated, not just the use of pillows). Also, try to avoid specific foods that you notice to cause increased reflux. ...Read more

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Is taking protonix (pantoprazole) 40mg twice per day too much for gastritis?

Is taking protonix (pantoprazole) 40mg twice per day too much for gastritis?

Some needs that: Protonix (pantoprazole) 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

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Diagnosed with GERD and not getting relief from protonix (pantoprazole) 40mg 2x/day. Was prescribed Metoclopramide syrup. Can I take the syrup with the protonix (pantoprazole)?

Diagnosed with GERD and not getting relief from protonix (pantoprazole) 40mg 2x/day. Was prescribed Metoclopramide syrup. Can I take the syrup with the protonix (pantoprazole)?

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

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How long does it take for an ulcer to heal during Protonix (pantoprazole) 40mg therapy? When should a second egd be done?

It depends...: on multiple factors, the size, location, and cause of the ulcer being most prominent. If or when a followup EGD is necessary depends mostly on whether it's located in the stomach or duodenum, and whether bleeding occurred. Follow your gastroenterologist's advice. ...Read more

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Which drug is safest for lifetime maintenance of GERD on daily basis: 40mg of omeprazole, 40mg protonix, or 40mg nexium (esomeprazole)?

Which drug is safest for lifetime maintenance of GERD on daily basis: 40mg of omeprazole, 40mg protonix, or 40mg nexium (esomeprazole)?

Equivalent, but: These are all pretty equivalent. They are different drug formulations that work on the same general mechanism within the stomach to decrease acid secretion. It is important to note that long term use of these medications can be associated with osteoporosis. It is important to maintain recommended calcium/vitamin D intake and see Dr. for assessment of osteoporosis risk. ...Read more