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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?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine

In brief: QT 474?

QT is borderline Nl and may not have been adjusted for heart rate and may have been calculated by machine.
(Notorious for overcalling QT prolongation.) Unless you have been diagnosed with prolonged QT syndrome or have other members of family with QT prolongation I would not worry. Long term protonix (pantoprazole) use has rarely been associated with low magnesium which may prolong QT.

In brief: QT 474?

QT is borderline Nl and may not have been adjusted for heart rate and may have been calculated by machine.
(Notorious for overcalling QT prolongation.) Unless you have been diagnosed with prolonged QT syndrome or have other members of family with QT prolongation I would not worry. Long term protonix (pantoprazole) use has rarely been associated with low magnesium which may prolong QT.
Dr. Dan Fisher
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