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What Is 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. Protonix (pantoprazole) can be branded in different names, depending on the manufacturing co. One form is by nycomed co. In germany (pantoloc). ...Read more
Why: Nothing different than if you weren't taking the two meds. More important, why are you taking what you think is ecstasy when you don't know who made it, what's in it, or what it might do to harm your body - particularly when you already have health problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the difference between pantoprazole magnesium (tecta) and omeraprazole ? Should I have omeraprazole if it works, and tecta doesn't ?
Acid Reflux: Basically they are the same medication in the same family of medicines. But what struck me most about this question is your age. I can think of no good reason someone your age would be on this type of medication and at that for a long time. You must get to a gastroenterologist to find out the underlying cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
Hi,: Gastritis is inflammation of inside lining (mucosa) of stomach. It could be from any reason - high acid production and disruption of mucosal defense barrier. Mostly from NSAIDS, steroid, alcohol, smoking or stress. Protonix (pantoprazole) is a prescription drug - PPI (proton pump inhibitor - which reduce acid secretion in stomach and helps to heal mucosal inflammation. ...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?
Medline says get emergency attention for excessive tiredness with protonix, (pantoprazole) what makes it so urgent with this medication? (was experiencing seen by md
Possible nephritis: I'm not sure but it's known to cause nephritis (serious kidney problems) that may manifest with fatigue. It can also cause magnesium deficiency ; other serious problems. The safety of Protonix (pantoprazole) ; similar drugs taken for prolonged periods hasn't been studied, yet docs prescribe them for years. I feel they should not be used more than a few months. See http://bit.Ly/1b1avqs ; http://bit.Ly/19eb8ea. ...Read more
Besides a prescription for protonix (pantoprazole) what else is there that will also help to heal stomach ulcers, when diagnosed by a doctor?
Gastric ulcer: in addition to taking the full course of protonix, (pantoprazole) it is important to avoid any other medicines which may contribute to ulcer formation. The most common are aspirin and NSAID's, such as ibuprofen and headache powders. In addition, your doctor should have checked for H. Pylori. If present, it will need to be treated. If your ulcer is in the stomach, a repeat endoscopy will be necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
Raspy voice som / F /49 yrs. /healthy. Clearing throat and occasional full feeling in/ some ear sensation? What causes? Gerd, tke protonix (pantoprazole) & gas
Raspy voice: There are many possible causes of a raspy voice. Some are related to upper respiratory tract problems, such as postnasal drip, and some to other problems, such as inadequately treated Gerd. there are other potential causes related to the larynx also. You should be evaluated by your doctor to see if you need to increase or change your reflux medicine and to evaluate for other problems. Good luck. ...Read more
I took one 40 mg pantoprazole in the morning but I think I might have taken one 40 mg the same night could it hurt me in any way?
No problem: This dose is often prescribed in severe cases so you should have no problems. ...Read more
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
I've been taking 40mg pmz-pantoprazole daily for 40 days. Less pain and discomfort, but there still is. How can I know when to stop taking the pills?
Depends: If the pain is not resolved within a few weeks of starting the medication, then there may be something else causing your pain. ...Read more