I am 36 weeks pregnant with GERD. I take Protonix 40 mg once daily. I still have some problems on this medicine, so my GI doctor gave me samples of Kapidex, and claims that they are stronger??? Before pregnancy, Protonix was the only medicine that helped my problem. So i am kinda nervous to switch... help please??
Dexilant and Protonix belong to a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPI's)
There are a number of PPI's available in the United States. The medications are all structurally and chemically similar. Studies have concluded that no one PPI is superior to the other. Protonix is the least potent of the proton pump inhibitors but still effective. It would be worth trying Kapidex given you are still experiencing symptoms. What is important is that you take the lowest effective dose for the shortest time possible. For more information see:
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