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To Be Safe How Long To Use Pantoprazole
I just read that Protonix (pantoprazole) may increase QTc. Is taking a probiotic safe with long QT? Could a probiotic replace protonix (pantoprazole)? Foods to avoid w/ long qt?
PPIs: Proton pump inhibitors have serious long term side-effects. There are no side effects from probiotics. But symptoms improved by PPPi's are not those controlled by probiotics. I would switch to 300 mg of rantidine and shcuk the pantoprazole unless you have Barrett's esophagus! ...Read more
How long is cometely safe to stay on pantoprazole 40... Doc gave to me for throat clearing problem but am scared this coukd cause other problems?
Indefinitely: These meds are safe long term but dietary management for mild to moderate reflux symptoms equally effective. If this med necessary can prevent calcium absorption and promote osteoporosis so take calcium. See product information for greater detail. Diet changes-avoid alcohol, caffeine, fatty and spicy foods. Weight loss, smaller meals, no eat or drink 3-4 hrs before sleep ...Read more
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
As needed: It should be taken as long as needed and at the lowest dose possible. That being said patients with barrwtt's esophagus should remain on it. I would discuss with a md before using any ppi for greater than 3 months. ...Read more
< 6 weeks.: Assuming there's no persistent cause for the gastritis, such as a culprit medication like aspirin being concurrently used, we assume that gastritis can be healed, meaning by symptoms and endoscopic evidence, between four to six weeks at the most. You may notice relief of symptoms as early as within the first week of use, though. ...Read more
Yes they can be: There is no significant interaction between the two meds and so their use together should be ok. Nevertheless, unexpected reaction can occur and so if you experience anything significant, consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more
There is a study showing that among the elderly, chronic use of this type of drug increased the risk for pneumonia. However, the risk/ benefit favors using it if you have bothersome symptoms without it.
You may need some magnesium supplement since this type of drug reduces its absorption. Considering calcium/magnesium/ and vit d3 t on a daily basis since you are at risk for osteoporosis. ...Read more
Can't tell: Sometimes drug reactions are brand-specific and others are class-specific. Difficult to say what will happen if you try the pronix. If your Prilosec reaction was not too bad, might try considering a try. ...Read more
Please I am 72 male from india. I want to know which is better and safe Nexium (esomeprazole) or pantoprazole. Thanks.?
None of these drugs are safe since they increase the risk of iron and B12 deficiency, pneumonia, fracture, c. difficile intestinal infection. A much safer med would be ranitidine.
The best treatment for heartburn is a diet devoid of wheat and milk products (only butter and ghee are ok to consume) ...Read more
I had a negative endoscopy done, but are there any risks or side effects of being on protonix (pantoprazole) long term?
Protonix (pantoprazole) 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
My doc has prescribed me pantoprazole 40 mg two times daily for 6 weeks. Is it ok or is it not good for me. Is it safe?
Yes: It is important to follow your doctor's instructions. The dosing and interval can be different for different conditions. ...Read more
How safe is it to take Pantoprazole 40 mg once a day indefinitley? Have trouble with heartburn, and they worked great, but concerned if they are safe?
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 of 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
Probably: Not well studied, esp in 1st trimester, but is cat b in preg and lactation. ...Read more
Yes: No listed interactions.Get a more detailed answer ›
Medication rash: If a rash is caused by a medication, stopping the medication will slowly resolve the rash and sometimes it can take weeks to resolve completely. ...Read more
PPI side effects: Prevacid, protonix, (pantoprazole) 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
How long until pantoprazole 40 mg starts to heal acid reflux erosions? Been taking for 5 days now, but hear it can take weeks or longer, is this true?
True: Some patients need the medications for months. ...Read more
My doc advised me to take 40mg pantoprazole twice a day and ranitidine 300 mg at bedtime. Is it safe for me?
It is not a standard of care in practice to combine ppi and h2 blocker. It has side effects but there is one study that shows some benefit in lowering the reflux but I don't suggest to do it, see here: addition of a h2 receptor antagonist to ppi improves acid control and decreases nocturnal acid breakthrough.
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j clin gastroenterol. 2008 jul;42 (6):676-9. ...Read more
Does using Controloc (pantoprazole, cause extra systol and fast heart rate and if I stop using the drug for long I will suffer form it is side efect?
No: I answered this question already. The answer is still no ...Read more
I have errosive esophagus, doctor didn't tell me what grade. Just to take pantoprazole for 3 month and do a rescope. How long till esophagus heal?
I have reflux esophagitis, erosive grade II am taken pantoprazole 40 mg for how long I have to take it?
Is it ok to drink ginger tea while on tecta (pantoprazole magnesium)? How long does it take for tecta to relieve heartburn? Thanks for your time.
Works fast: Pantoprazole works fast. It should relieve heart burn in a few days. ...Read more
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