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How long does protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate generally take to start giving relief? I have bad stomach pain and heart burn.

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Dr. Kyle Murray
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In brief: Different

Protonix (pantoprazole) takes at least a day (often several days) to take effect.
Sucralafate works within a few hours. Protonix (pantoprazole) won't be your best option for relieving symptoms right away AFTER they are noticed. Have you tried ranitidine or cimetidine?

In brief: Different

Protonix (pantoprazole) takes at least a day (often several days) to take effect.
Sucralafate works within a few hours. Protonix (pantoprazole) won't be your best option for relieving symptoms right away AFTER they are noticed. Have you tried ranitidine or cimetidine?
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