Which medicine is best for gerd? Pantaprazole or famotidine?

Apples & oranges. Both medications are acid blockers, but their similarity ends there. Famotidine is an h2-receptor blocker that diminishes acid production, whereas Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that nearly extinguishes acid output. If you have acid reflux, less acid means better relief--so Pantoprazole would be a better rx choice. No drug is perfect, so discuss pros & cons of each drug with your doctor.

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Which is better drug to treat cronic gastritis and functional dyspepsia? Pantaprazole or famotidine?

Pantoprazole. Pantoprazole is in the drug class called proton pump inhibitors. Famotidine is in the class called histamine 2 receptor antagonists. Proton pump inhibitors are much more potent but both drugs are relatively safe. Still, i would suggest you try Famotidine first before moving to the more potent drug, pantoprazole. Read more...
Functional dyspepsia. by definition is not a problem of stomach acid and so will not be treated by either pantoprazole or famotidine. The treatments are amitriptyline, mirtazipine, citalopram, etc. Read more...