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I was diagnosed with GERD and put on tecta two weeks ago. Now all my other symptoms are gone but still have no appetite and wake up burping. Normal?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Tecta ↓es Acid, not

Gastric reflux.
Like most of medicine, symptom (not underlying ds) treatment is mainstream. Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor; can ?stomach acid cells secretion of hcl by up to 1, 000 fold (cell range: million fold, under brain control). It has no known effect on stomach/esophagus muscle coordination (brain control), thus you can still reflux/burp, just as before, though with less acid.

In brief: Tecta ↓es Acid, not

Gastric reflux.
Like most of medicine, symptom (not underlying ds) treatment is mainstream. Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor; can ?stomach acid cells secretion of hcl by up to 1, 000 fold (cell range: million fold, under brain control). It has no known effect on stomach/esophagus muscle coordination (brain control), thus you can still reflux/burp, just as before, though with less acid.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Tecta = Pantoprazole

Tecta is a brand of Pantoprazole sold in canada.
It is a proton pump inhibitor which shuts down acid production in your stomach thus alleviating gerd, heartburn ; acid reflux symptoms. It sounds like it's done its job although it may take a while for your appetite to return. Be sure to follow up w/your doctor, sooner if any depression, weight loss, difficulty swallowing or return of symptoms.

In brief: Tecta = Pantoprazole

Tecta is a brand of Pantoprazole sold in canada.
It is a proton pump inhibitor which shuts down acid production in your stomach thus alleviating gerd, heartburn ; acid reflux symptoms. It sounds like it's done its job although it may take a while for your appetite to return. Be sure to follow up w/your doctor, sooner if any depression, weight loss, difficulty swallowing or return of symptoms.
Dr. Alvin Lin
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