Does Protonix treat?
Does Protonix treat?
Protonix is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of esophagitis caused by stomach acid due to gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome or other conditions causing excess stomach acid.
Does Protonix heal your stomach?
This medication relieves symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough. It helps heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, helps prevent ulcers, and may help prevent cancer of the esophagus. Pantoprazole belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).
How long does it take for Protonix to kick in?
You should start to feel better within 2 to 3 days. It may take up to 4 weeks for pantoprazole to work properly so you may still have some symptoms during this time.
Does Protonix make you tired?
Is it safe to take pantoprazole for a long time? If you take pantoprazole for more than 3 months, the levels of magnesium in your blood may fall. This can make you feel tired, confused and dizzy and cause muscle twitches, shakiness and an irregular heartbeat. If you get any of these symptoms, tell your doctor.
Does Protonix cause fatigue?
What drugs interact with Protonix?
Protonix may interact with atazanavir, blood thinners, digoxin, diuretics (water pills), ketoconazole, or methotrexate. Protonix may also interact with nelfinavir, ampicillin, or iron.
What is Protonix used for treating?
Protonix is used to treat erosive esophagitis (damage to the esophagus from stomach acid caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease , or GERD) in adults and children who are at least 5 years old. Pantoprazole is usually given for up to 8 weeks at a time while your esophagus heals. Protonix is also used to treat…
What drugs are similar to pantoprazole?
Pantoprazole ( Protonix ) and esomeprazole (Nexium) are chemically similar drugs. Yes there are minor differences but those differences are very important and for some of the patients this will be a game changer. I have taken both Nexium and Ranitadine.
Is Protonix used for gastritis?
Protonix is used to treat erosive esophagus caused by acid reflux. Omeprazole can cure your gastritis, at least for myself. One thing to be cautious about you either take Omeprazole or Protonix. You cannot take them together.