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Acid reflux and heartburn. Price not an issue. A. Prilosec OTC bid or b. Protonix (pantoprazole) 40 mg bid? Please choose a or b.

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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In brief: Your choice

Proton pump inhibitor options expanded considerably since Prilosec became available in 1989 & now includes: prilosec, prevacid, aciphex, protonix, zegerid, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) nexium, as well as generic equivalents.
All, with minor variation, block acid production at the proton-pump cellular level. Drug half-life & dose roughly determine duration & efficacy. Tolerance is also an individual consideration.

In brief: Your choice

Proton pump inhibitor options expanded considerably since Prilosec became available in 1989 & now includes: prilosec, prevacid, aciphex, protonix, zegerid, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) nexium, as well as generic equivalents.
All, with minor variation, block acid production at the proton-pump cellular level. Drug half-life & dose roughly determine duration & efficacy. Tolerance is also an individual consideration.
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