User Reviews for Pantoprazole

Also known as: Protonix, Protonix IV

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Peptic Ulcer 2 reviews 35 medications
   
9.8
Barrett's Esophagus 4 reviews 13 medications
   
9.2
Erosive Esophagitis 4 reviews 111 medications
   
9.2
Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis 0 reviews 28 medications
   
9.0
Stomach Ulcer 8 reviews 110 medications
   
8.7
GERD 37 reviews 208 medications
   
8.4
Duodenal Ulcer 3 reviews 139 medications
   
8.2
Helicobacter Pylori Infection 0 reviews 60 medications
   
8.0
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Summary of Pantoprazole reviews 58 reviews 8.6

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Review by Severe Heartburn/BE (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

Protonix (pantoprazole) for Barrett's Esophagus: I was diagnosed with Barrett's Esophagus six years ago, and regularly used Prilosec for the past 8 years, but I occasionally still had severe heartburn. Like the last post, I too was prescribed a higher and higher dose until I was taking 4-6 pills a day, still getting occasional heartburn. Last year I started taking only 40 mg per day of Pantoprazole, and I seldom (less than once a month when I get careless with food and/or alcohol) have had heartburn at all. I highly recommend asking your doctor about this medication, if you suffer from long term frequent heartburn and Prilosec no longer sees to work as well.

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September 22, 2014 6:22 PM

Review by Lilly1234:

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9.0

Protonix IV (pantoprazole) for GERD: I would cough like I was having asthma attacks but come to find out after taking everything there is on the plant for lung disease. This pill stopped it all I had acid and it caused the rest of stop. But I have flare ups now and then still.

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July 27, 2014 11:17 PM

Review by CzechChick (taken for less than 1 month):

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1.0

Protonix (pantoprazole) for GERD: After two days on Protonix (for GERD associated with adult-onset asthma) I ended up in the emergency room with extremely high blood pressure, fast, pounding pulse, severe headache, and severe anxiety.

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June 22, 2014 5:30 PM

Review by risingmoon (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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6.0

Protonix (pantoprazole) for Duodenal Ulcer: Caused severe muscle cramps, headaches. Took away the pain from duodenal ulcers within 3 days.

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April 11, 2014 11:28 PM

Review by CarriePep:

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7.0

For GERD: Pantoprazole helped with the acid reflux. My problem started four years into taking it. For months I experienced flu like symptoms, such as muscle and joint aches, diarrhea, weakness and extreme fatigue. After MANY tests were done, I was told that I was vitamin D deficient. I know that any meds that control stomach acid also block the absorption of vitamins and things your body needs. I stopped taking Pantoprazole and was put on prescription vitamin D. After just one week, I felt like a new person. I cut out foods that bother my stomach and cut my portions in half. I may have to chew a Tums once in a while, but I feel great. So watch how long your doctor has you on this drug. It took four years to have the side effects that I had.

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March 7, 2014 8:12 AM

Review by Suzette1984:

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10

Protonix (pantoprazole) for Stomach Ulcer: Had the most excruciating, painful ulcers that would wake me up in the middle of the night, and be so bad that I would double over from the pain. The Dr. gave me Protonix, and I swear after just taking the first pill that first night, the symptoms were gone! The pills were so effective, I only took them for 5 nights in a row, (even though he told me to finish the bottle) and just saved the other pills in case I might need them in the future. So far the pain has only come back once, from eating too much Tabasco sauce one night, but other than that, I've not been woken up with the pain since I've taken the pills. These pills were a God send for me. Extremely effective.

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February 8, 2014 4:16 PM

Review by PeterNH (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For GERD: Kremers Urban pantoprazole is the best generic. My pharmacy switched my script to another company but it gave me the worst acid reflex I have ever had.

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November 27, 2013 6:48 PM

Review by Good-Citizen:

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8.0

For GERD: I have been on Omeprazole / Pepcid for 5 years and pantaprazole for couple months in the middle, if the symptoms became worse. I used to feel little itchy + seon my hands 5 years ago when I took pantaprazole for a month. My doc had me to switch to Omeprazole regularly. After an year my doc had me to switch to Pepcid regularly since Omeprazole gave me acid rebound! So it became like, if the symproms show up bad, I would start with Pantaprazole coupld weeks and switch to Omeprazole and finally switch to Pepcid ongoing. But since an year ao. Pepcid + Omeprazole do not work! My doc had me to take Pantaprazole for the past 6 months regularly. Its perfect, its working very well for me. No more sleepless nights! Surprisingly no itching this time!

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November 11, 2013 5:07 PM

Review by Heart Burn:

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10

For Erosive Esophagitis: Just as good and cheaper than Nexium

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October 31, 2013 8:27 AM

Review by JenksAten (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

Protonix (pantoprazole) for Stomach Ulcer: Spent two and a half years vomiting everything but coca cola, ramen, and mashed potatoes. Had tried numerous ulcer medicines all failing miserably. Protonix made life bearable again! It actually ceased the pain!

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September 4, 2013 3:44 PM

Review by GERD and barretts E (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

Protonix (pantoprazole) for Barrett's Esophagus: I have been using this medication almost since it came on the market. I take a dose of 50% over the maximum recommended dosage. The medication seems to have a 7-10 hours effectiveness before rebound symptoms appear. I've tried several of the other proton pump inhibitors, which were not very effective.

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June 20, 2013 5:18 PM

Review by dalepmr (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

Protonix (pantoprazole) for Stomach Ulcer: Works so well I forget I have a problem until I forget to take it, then I'm reminded the next day...ugh!

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May 25, 2013 2:51 AM

Review by Neem (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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9.0

Protonix (pantoprazole) for Peptic Ulcer: Hospitalized January 2012 due to bleeding peptic ulcer which I didn't know I had. GI doc said ulcer was due not to H. pylori but entirely to NSAIDs, the nightly 325 mg aspirin (combination therapy with Plavix for RCA stent, Dec. 2010), to which I added generous doses of Advil (600-800 mg) most days trying to combat muscle pain from simvastatin (current combination of Livalo 2 mg 400 mg CoQ10 = no pain). I am supposed to continue Protonix as long as I am taking aspirin (now only 81 mg). No visible side effects after a year and a half. I do take magnesium 2-3 times a week due to concern about Protonix knocking mg level down. Also take Caltrate, for the osteoporosis it may cause. Protonix is easy to take, but hard to get off of, I hear.

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May 25, 2013 1:31 AM

Review by loydbinfalala (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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7.0

For Duodenal Ulcer: Works good.

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May 12, 2013 11:07 AM

Review by SMSur:

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9.0

Protonix (pantoprazole) for Stomach Ulcer: I had 23 bleeding peptic, duodenal, and esophageal ulcers and GERD. This is helping.

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May 11, 2013 8:02 PM

Review by rv Rob:

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7.0

Protonix (pantoprazole) for GERD: I have taken for about 7 years now. I never had stomach problems but got what they thought was an ulcer, later endoscopy showed no ulcer, but signs of Barrett's esophagus. I also had hoarse voice, especially in the morning. Ph study pointed to GERD. Long story short, no more hoarseness. Subsequent scopes show no signs of esophagus damage. Now for the bad. Very rarely, when I eat fast, I do get choking sensations that I did not ever have before. Also, if I run out of the medicine and/or miss a dose or two, wicked bad heartburn. Never had heartburn before. As long as I stay on it I am good.

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April 16, 2013 12:56 AM

Review by bambam2494:

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10

Protonix (pantoprazole) for Erosive Esophagitis: The only thing to work for me so far.

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April 7, 2013 7:09 AM

Review by Jim0523 (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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5.0

Protonix (pantoprazole) for GERD: Started taking this about 8 years ago after developing an ulcer from taking Aleve. Was fine for a few years, with only flatulance and loose bowel movements. For the last 3 years, I started developing asthma symptoms (phlegm in throat and lungs, coughing). Stopping Protonix cleared it up. Took 1 pill again and the asthma started again. Too bad, I really liked this medication.

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March 27, 2013 4:33 PM

Review by florida33:

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10

For GERD: Overall an exceptional medicine with perfect symptom control UNTIL I received the generic put out by a manufacturer in INDIA. Symptoms returned immediately, and pharmacy replaced the remaining pills immediately on reporting my experience.

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February 26, 2013 12:43 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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7.0

For GERD: Side effects arrythmia, chest pain and muscle stiffness experienced

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November 10, 2012 7:43 AM

Review by pam buck (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Protonix (pantoprazole) for Duodenal Ulcer: I was recently hospitalized for 4 days with a duodenal ulcer. They ran PROTONIX through an IV--I was in miserable pain..Within 2 days, No Problems, and I could eat again. I'm now on 40mg 2x day, and soon decreasing to 1. It REALLY works, with No side effects!

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June 25, 2012 12:27 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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1.0

Protonix (pantoprazole) for GERD: This was not effective in reducing acid. Four days after stopping Nexium and starting Protonix the heartburn started and I had to take Gaviscon. I had a 3 month supply so I kept taking it and ended up with a swollen, painful esophagus and difficulty swallowing with vomiting. I stopped taking Nexium because my insurance no longer would cover it.

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June 21, 2012 1:06 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

For GERD: This is the BEST and only medicine that works for me for GERD and ulcers. I've tried others at my insurance company request but this is the only one that really works.

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May 23, 2012 1:06 AM

Review by whytegold:

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1.0

Protonix (pantoprazole) for GERD: Worked at first to bring heartburn/acid re-flux under control, however I had to stop taking it because it started causing severe stomach & abdominal pain. Now control through diet & Tums EX. The pain from the Protonix side effect was terrible when it started happening.

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March 31, 2012 2:10 PM

Review by Miz1...1:

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10

Protonix IV (pantoprazole) for Barrett's Esophagus: Have been on Protonix for about 10 yrs. Recently was admitted to the hospital due to pancreatitis. I was vomiting non-stop for 4 days and could only get meds via I.V. during my 7 day stay. I found that Protonix I.V. seemed to work almost better at least worked faster and lasted 24hrs until my next dose the following day.

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March 4, 2012 7:15 PM

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