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Protonix Tablets Side Effects
I had a negative endoscopy done, but are there any risks or side effects of being on protonix long term?
Protonix S.E.'s: Protonix (pantoprazole) is a very well tolerated medication, but in the short term it and other proton pump inhibitors can cause a number of dose-dependent side effects including commonly headache and diarrhea. Longer term use carries other consequences (please see my earlier answer on this topic in healthtap) including bone thinning ; risk of infection (like c.Difficile). ...Read more
Nice full list: Here is a nice link: http://www.Rxlist.Com/protonix-drug/side-effects-interactions.Htm also here: http://www.Drugs.Com/sfx/protonix-side-effects.Html but, in my practice it has been well tolerated by most. Every drug has side effects and almost every drug has rare ones that can sound scary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PPI side effects: Prevacid, protonix, Prilosec (& their generic equivalents) are similar, very well tolerated medications called proton pump inhibitors. In the short term they can cause a number of dose-dependent side effects including commonly headache and diarhea. Longer term use carries other consequences (please see my earlier answer on this topic in healthtap)--like bone thinning, low magnesium, c.Difficile. ...Read more
Protonix: The most common side effects from taking Protonix are headaches, constipation, gas , and nausea. There is a long list of potential side effects that are really rather rare but these are the ones I have seen in clinical practice. Occasionally someone will have diarrhea or abdominal pain as well. ...Read more
Respected sir for last one year I have pain in uniary tract.After urine test mucus thread found.After use protonix tablet i feel better but now again?
Pain in the middle of the left and right side of stomach. I have gastritis and ulcer, take protonix everyday and have burning and pain when pushing.
Gastritis & ulcer: If you're still suffering from burning pain in stomach despite taking Protonix every day, ask your prescribing doc for another option like omeprazole or lansoprazole. Think of Chevy vs Dodge vs Ford (or Honda vs Nissan vs Toyota). All make reasonable cars but one might have better product for your specific needs. Same concept applies to PPIs. If no better, may need to check fo H pylori etc. ...Read more
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
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