Extreme heartburn after missing protonix (pantoprazole). Double up?

No need. There's no need to double up the dose in this context. Simply resuming the medication should help. If you need a temporary boost, you can add OTC Pepcid AC for a few days. .
I would not. How about a glass of cold milk, a vacation, and a visit to a gastroenterologist. Treatment might include antibiotics ! yup, antibiotics.

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Can you tell me how to better manage my gerd? I'm taking protonix, (pantoprazole) but I still have symptoms

Ensure cordiagnosis . Sometimes when the proper medicine doesn't work it's because the diagnosis is wrong. If it is indeed correct the lifestyle modifications like stopping coffee or cigarettes or eating too close to bedtime can help. So can losing weight. Read more...

I don't have GERD, I'm on a med-surg floor, n I have protonix (pantoprazole) q morning prescribed for me in the hospital. Why? No other midical history.

Preventive. Hospital doctors often prescribe medications like protonix, (pantoprazole) called proton pump inhibitors, to prevent gastric irritation when in the hospital. It can be to protect your stomach from some of the medications you are getting or just from the stress of being hospitalized. This is a common practice. Read more...

Was diagnosed with GERD a year ago. I've been taking protonix (pantoprazole) since then, had gastric sleeve on 10/21/13.Med not working is there another med better?

Yes. Many patients that suffer from gerd are treated with acid reducers, like protonix (pantoprazole). If you are post-sleeve and/or cholecystectomy, you may very well be refluxing, bile, which is a base. A good treatment for this is Gaviscon or maalox. Try taking before meals and at bedtime. Increasing the Protonix (pantoprazole) doesn't make sense because your stomach makes much less to little acid after sleeve resection. Read more...
Complex . You have undergone a gastric sleeve to lose weight. You also have gerd and take protonix (pantoprazole). This is complex as your stomach is now much smaller. You may require double dosing of the protonix (pantoprazole). Sometimes this works. Because you are trying to lose weight the surgery please let your doctor know. Read more...

Diagnosed with GERD and not getting relief from protonix (pantoprazole) 40mg 2x/day. Was prescribed Metoclopramide syrup. Can I take the syrup with the protonix (pantoprazole)?

Reconsider this Rx. Metaclopramide (Reglan) is a pro-motility agent to improve esophageal and stomach emptying. However, please read the side effect profile of this medication--it may make you reconsider using it casually, especially if to be taken over a long period of time, and at several times daily. Is GERD your only indication for the drug? Read more...

Ruq pain, history open chole 2012, gerd, ibs, hbv, htn, protonix (pantoprazole) 40 mg bid, hyperlipidemia, sob.

Pain. Pain, on the internet, is often not helped much. Since you no longer have your gallbladder that leaves your liver and colon as possible culprits. I would advise a visit to your family doctor today to figure this out and to see if this could represent something serious. Read more...

After three weeks still have sour taste inmouth with indigestion, taking protonix (pantoprazole) 40 mg twice a day. I have GERD with a hernia. Should I call the dr?

GERD. The medications stop acid production in the stomach, and this is sometimes enough to relieve reflux symptoms. The medications do nothing however for stopping reflux, which is why many patients can have heartburn relief with meds, but no relief in regurgitation. You may want to inquire about endoscopic (stretta) or surgical (nissen fundoplication) procedures that can tackle to underlying problem. Read more...