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Pantoprazole (Definition)

Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor. It is used to decrease acid secretion in the stomach as a treatment for many conditions including peptic ulcer ...Read more


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I'm taking 20mg pantoprazole for a long time and it is not working any longer. It was suggested I try two tablets of Prilosec OTC (40mg). I'm 120 lbs.

I'm taking 20mg pantoprazole for a long time and it is not working any longer. It was suggested I try two tablets of Prilosec OTC (40mg). I'm 120 lbs.

PPI: Both of these medications are considered proton pump inhibitors, PPI. They work by inhibiting the acid produced by the stomach and therefore decreasing the risk for developing ulcer. All the medications are available over-the-counter at a usually lower dose. You may be able to get a prescription for a higher dose than may be cheaper. ...Read more

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Acid reflux for few month on pantoprazole.started with a tight heavy stomach and feel irritating. 26 year old. No IBS tablets work for my stomach?

Acid reflux for few month on pantoprazole.started with a tight heavy stomach and feel irritating. 26 year old. No IBS tablets work for my stomach?

GI exam: You will need testing for H. pylori bacteria and upper endoscopy. You will need liver and pancreatic studies and ultrasounds. Use antacids and continue pantoptazole for at least 4 weeks. You may need antibiotic therapy if H.pylori testing is positive. Get a GI opinion. ...Read more

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Reasons for frequent mouth ulcer and heartburn after eating food.inspite of taking tablets Pantoprazole and Domperidone, giving temporary relie

Reasons for frequent mouth ulcer and heartburn after eating food.inspite of taking tablets Pantoprazole and Domperidone, giving temporary relie

2 separate problems: These 2 problems should be addressed separately. 1. Mouth ulcer also called canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks and no treatment is needed. 2. Heartburn could be serious GI problem and should be addressed by primary care physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a person take 3 protonix (pantoprazole) pills and a Zactac 150 pill around the same time?

Wouldn't want to: Protonix (pantoprazole) works by permanently inactivating the acid secretion by the stomach and this has to grow back before the pills action stops. More protonix (pantoprazole) cannot do more effect at one time. With acid secretion broken by protonix (pantoprazole) unlikely zantac could do anything. ...Read more

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Is it bad if I take both pantoprazole pill and ranitidine pill together?

Is it bad if I take both pantoprazole pill and ranitidine pill together?

Not bad: These are both good anti-acid remedies and may combine a little for increased effect. I am guessing that either alone doesn't fully relieve your symptoms and you have used both to try to enhance the effect. ...Read more

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I m on increased dose of pantoprazole twice a day since 10 days(1 per day before that for 8 months) for mild les lax. Yesterday I woke up with itchiness in extremities. Allergy or allergy due to pill?

I m on increased dose of pantoprazole twice a day since 10 days(1 per day before that for 8 months) for mild les lax. Yesterday I woke up with itchiness in extremities. Allergy or allergy due to pill?

Very likely allergy: Also, taking ranitidine. Makes for bad problems with medication overdose and toxicity.

Not the way to go in a 23-year-old.

Need another opinion for proper guidance away from the drugs and to fins the cause of your problems. ...Read more

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I have a common cold and I'm on pantoprazole magnesium 40mg. Can I drink some cough syrup to get rid of my cold, while I'm on the pill?

BCPills: Check with your friendly pharmacist and they can access all drug interactions on their computer. Don't know what is in the cold syrup you have chosen, but most are going to be benign and should not interfere with the effectiveness of your bcps (but this says that you are a man?). If you are concerned about the pantoprazole, do not worry. You will be fine. ...Read more

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Took a pantoprazole pill earlier today for indigestion, and now my stomach hurts a lot, making me have to go to the bathroom. Is it cause of the pill?

Took a pantoprazole pill earlier today for indigestion, and now my stomach hurts a lot, making me have to go to the bathroom. Is it cause of the pill?

Pantoprazole: Pantoprazole is not likely to cause you to need to have a bowel movement. All it does is reduces stomach acid. If you continue to have stomach pain, try adding Tums (calcium carbonate). If this does not help, see your doctor for a diagnosis, if the problem persists. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is proper procedure to taper off after taking pantoprazole 40 mg for 10 weeks?

What is proper procedure to taper off after taking pantoprazole 40 mg for 10 weeks?

Depends: It is not a kind of drug that you have to taper it off like prednisone
you still can use as needed. But if you are a case of gerd then most likely you have to use it for a long time. ...Read more

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Can I stay on tecta forever?

Depends: It depends on what you are treating: erosive esophagitis associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd)=8 weeks, hypersecretory conditions=as long as clinically indicated
your primary care should probably decide what time frame is best for you. ...Read more

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Can tecta make you gain weight?

Can tecta make you gain weight?

Did not see weight: Gain listed as a potential side effect for tecta (pantoprazole magnesium). ...Read more

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Is a double dose of tecta dangerous?

Tecta = pantoprazole: Depends on the indication and duration. See the Health Tap answers regarding Protonix (pantoprazole) please. ...Read more

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How many tecta pills you can have in a day?

`Tecta: The usual dose for most indications for Tecta (pantoprazole) is 40 mg once a day. For some specific issues, such as treating H. pylori, it is used twice a day. It is almost never needed more than that. For your specific situation, ask your doctor what is best. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why are people prescribed with pantoprazole?

Pantoprazole: Protonix (pantoprazole) 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. ...Read more

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Pantoprazole is used for treating which disease?

Increased acid: Pantoprazole (protonix) is a proton pump inhibitor (ppi) and is used to treat erosive esophagitis and other conditions involving excess stomach acid (acid reflux disease, heart burn, etc). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pantoprazole?

PPI: Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor. It is used to decrease acid secretion in the stomach as a treatment for many conditions including peptic ulcer disease or gastroesophageal reflux. ...Read more

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What should I do if pantoprazole is not working for me?

May be timing: Make sure you are taking your pantoprazole correctly. This brand of proton pump inhibitor needs to be taken about 1/2 – 1 hour before a meal. This makes it most effective. ...Read more

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How long does it take for pantoprazole to start working?

Pantoprazole: Ppis such as Pantoprazole can take anywhere from a few days to 1-2 weeks for you to truly notice an effect. ...Read more

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Will I have better results taking tecta when needed or daily?

Daily: Hi
Because of the mechanism of action, tecta (or pantoprazole) is more effective when taken daily. Generallly, the medication is very well tolerated without any side effects, but is not risk free. The dosage and duration of treatment varies depending on the indication. Please talk it over with your doctor to see if this is the best first line therapy for you. Hope this helps, best wishes. ...Read more

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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 more

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What is protonix (pantoprazole) prescribed for?

Acid reflux: This is an inhibitor of the proton pump that produces stomach acid. It is prescribed for acid reflux, stomach acidity, indigestion and as an adjunct for medications such as Ibuprofen which can cause excess acid and stomach upset as well as ulcerations and bleeding. ...Read more

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How long should I stay on pantoprazole 40. Mg to cure my acid reflux?

How long should I stay on pantoprazole 40. Mg to cure my acid reflux?

Not a cure: The medication just manages the problem and does not cure acid reflux life style changes (quit smoking, cut out alcohol and caffeine, do not overeat, do not lay down within 2 hours of laying down, loose weight .....) can decrease acid reflux. ...Read more

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Is protonix (pantoprazole) effective?

Is protonix (pantoprazole) effective?

Yes, but not for all: Protonix belongs to a class of antacid medication called proton-pump-inhibitor such as the famous purple pill, prilosec. Some examples: prilosec, nexium, prevacid, aciphex, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) and protonix--they differ slightly, but generally have similar efficacy. One may work for one person, but not another. So, if it is not working for you, consult doc for a change. Good luck. ...Read more