Protonix better than prilosec

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Avatar f tn I have used Protonix and it helped me tremendously, much better than Nexium. I am presently having difficulties getting my health insurance to pay for it. I think it is better than Prilosec also. Good luck.
Avatar n tn Now I am hearing about Prilosec. Will this medication have the same effect as Protonix? Since it says it should only be used for 14 days every 4 months, could it be something more serious than GERD?
Avatar n tn Personally, I like Nexium. I think it is a better drug. I have a drug plan and I have to take Prilosec. I can't even get the trade name, I have to take the generic. I took Nexium for a few years and I do think it worked better for me. I don't know about water brash, sorry.
Avatar n tn Get yourself another doctor who will prescribe Prilosec or Nexium! Prilosec is the better of the two. Your new doctor will have 40mg samples. If not ask if your insurance even covers it as you will find out that if your HMO doesn't that may be why he/she your doctor is not takeing you off that nasty ****-PROTONIX! Protonix is new while Prilosec is already several years old with a low record of side effects-less than 1%!
Avatar f tn Most of the PPIs are very close in formulation, but there are slight differences between them so many people find that one might work better than others for them. Protonix is not the strongest by any means - it probably just works a bit better for you. All PPIs have potential side-effects.
221122 tn?1323014865 I also remember, in the past, having bad times with PVCs and I might have been on Prilosec, Prevacid or Protonix at the time. I was on them for a long stretch. Anyone else?
Avatar m tn gave me Protonix because I was experiencing some acid reflux...I took Protonix for 2 weeks (1 per day at 40mg) .. I have been having very bad side effects... Naseous, dizzy, increased anxiety, palpitations, gagging, insomnia, rapid heart beat. I thought I was dying. I called my Dr and he blew me off saying he never heard of such side effects and that I am getting anxious maybe I should see a therapist. I have no history of bad anxiety and racing heart like this..
Avatar n tn Over the past year my B12 levels have been declining despite the fact that I am recieving the same injection as I have for the past 10 years. Can protonix be inhibiting the absorption of the B12? Also, over the past 3 weeks I have been experiencing severe nausea on an almost daily basis. Two nights ago I actually vomited (no temp or other illness). I had a colon. and endo.about a month ago and all they found was a colon polyp that was removed.
709686 tn?1277435759 Esomeprazole (Nexium) is slightly different than omeprazole (Prilosec). But your body could react the same way. You could try a small amount and see. There are some combo otc drugs by Rolaids and others that have an antacid and famotidine (acid reducer). Those probably don't work as well.
Avatar n tn hello. This doesnt answer the food part of your question but you might try protonix(SP)? It worked very well for me for awhile and prilosec works well.....I had to just keep switching from one to another until I found one that works well.......I was also told to exercise...ugh..LOL...but when I have I have felt better...Also gavscom works well with prilosec...its over the counter and it helped my stomach feel better..hope this helps..
Avatar n tn I personally have not taken this PPI. I have taken Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium and Aciphex, along with H2 inhibitors; zantac, pepcid and tagament. I would assume it works just like the other PPI's. I had to play with them before actually getting one that works I now use Aciphex and have had great success with it. Protonix is one of the new and improved PPI's. This can be given IV as well as oral.
Avatar n tn The DGL tablets are a godsend and they work way better than the prilosec ever did. Reflux no longer controls my life. I still eat healthy and avoid coffee and spicy foods. I cannot wait to go back to the gastro doc and tell him how I am doing. I strongle suggest trying the DGL to see if that helps you. I DO NOT miss the nasty side effects of prilosec and as I mentioned, the DGL controls the reflux better than prilo ever did. Good luck to all.
168348 tn?1379360675 I've heard the medicine name but not sure what it does and if any better/worse than others out there that are prescription drugs? And, anybody know if FDA approved for what age?
Avatar m tn If you want off the medicine you have 2 choices. The 1st would be to be on a strict diet, and lose weight if any weight is needed to lose. This makes a HUGE difference. The 2nd would be to get a surgey. There are many incisionless sugeries out there now, and with a couple years there will be more, and they will be imporved. If you have not had a 24 hoout monitoring done, I would suggest that. This would need to be done, after you have been off medicine for at least 10 days.
Avatar f tn My doctor told me to try prilosec or zantac I think.
Avatar f tn look for alkaline diets on google,give it a try for a week eating 70% alkaline foods and 30% acid, i was suffering for extreme acid reflux, i changed my diet and stop using 40 gram nexium , i am out of nexium now and feel better than ever, no bloating, no reflux and my throat feels like singing!!! i hope it works for you! god bless!
Avatar n tn I have lost almost 25 pounds. Insurance wouldn't pay for Protonix. Went back to Prilosec. Have now switched to Prevacid and so far that has been working. I am feeling much better. I think I had an erosive esophagus again. Not overeating, losing weight and taking prevacid (AT least 1/2 hour before eating breakfast as said before) is helping me. I am still cautious about what I'm eating, but haven't had a major "scary" episode of having that food stuck in my throat feeling.
Avatar n tn I have lost almost 25 pounds. Insurance wouldn't pay for Protonix. Went back to Prilosec. Have now switched to Prevacid and so far that has been working. I am feeling much better. I think I had an erosive esophagus again. Not overeating, losing weight and taking prevacid (AT least 1/2 hour before eating breakfast as said before) is helping me. I am still cautious about what I'm eating, but haven't had a major "scary" episode of having that food stuck in my throat feeling.
Avatar f tn I am taking tagamet otc- Walmart generic brand and for me it is better than the rx ones- But that's just me....
Avatar m tn spondyloarthropathy HLA B27 positive. In the past I was able to control the symptoms assuming Carafate and 20mg of Prilosec or Protonix for certain periods time to time, which helped without causing any significant side effetcs. After some time both medicines started causing bad stomach cramps. I have had a reflux flare up for 5 months now causing me a mild esophageal inflamation.
Avatar m tn The one's that are available over the counter are Prevacid (generic version is called lansoprazole), Protonix ( can't recall generic name at the moment), or Prilosec ( generic name is Omeprazole). Good luck!
Avatar n tn I would like to thank Lynn28 for the detailed instruction for taking protonix. Take it half an hour before dinner is much better than at bedtime. A little change makes difference. Now I feel much better. but still a little lightheaded. Thanks a lot.
140029 tn?1393301742 wish I could switch to nexium but I'm too tired and a little too poor to blow $100+ to ask for a different medicine..the side effects of Nexium or Protonix are MUCH better than this... Anyway, I've decided to stay on prilosec and possibly double my dose to 2X a day (heard some people are doing 2X a day for heartburn and GERD so... maybe I'm not taking enough... I know ulcers take time to heal..) but I'm just so done with this. I'm eating correctly and I KNOW I was feeling better so...
Avatar n tn About 3 months ago I got sick with bronchitis was put on an inhaler which I think really bothered my stomach. My doctor put me on prilosec which I took for 9 days then stopped due to terrible stomach pain, he then put me on acifex which did absolutely the same thing. After complaining about the stomach pain, my doctor sent me to a gastroenteroligist who ordered blood work, and a esophogram all coming back negative. The new doctor put me on protonix and after 5 days I had wonderful relief.
221913 tn?1372280261 I had the same problem starting around week 4, nauseated, bloated-pressure on ribcage etc. Doc gave me a script for Protonix (a proton pump inhibitor) worked like a charm..Changed insurance on the first of the year, they don't cover Protonix, at the suggestion of my NP I tried over the counter Prilosec, seems to help, although I am weening myself off that, as I approach TX end..
Avatar n tn The treatment includes things like Prilosec and/or Protonix, coupled with Zantac or the equivalent and a change in diet. The process involved higher doses of meds than regular reflux (GERD) and there is a surgical option if you aren't getting much better in a year or so. here's an article from Columbia University:
Avatar n tn I have also been prescribed various medications for stomach acid, such as protonix and prilosec, but none have been at all effective. The day before I felt symptoms over 5 years ago, I had gone to the beach and swallowed a significant amount of water. I've been told my symptoms do not bear a resemblance to a parasitic condition and so I'm not sure what, if any, relationship this has to my ongoing problems. I am very desperate at this point.
1176471 tn?1263736905 put me on protonix for a month and said to stop it and see how I do...I still have days that our worse than others..I'm trying to figure out if maybe I have a food allergy which is causing it..I also am trying to read on food combing and diet to see if that would help me...I cut out alot of foods that I think might be causing my symtoms like, onions, caffeine, spicey, fatty, fried foods, tomato based foods...I have not had a test done to check my gallbladder yet...
Avatar n tn Typical dose is 25-50mg every 4-6 hours with a max dose of no more than 300mg in 24 hr period. Regarding Protonix, long-term treatment may make it harder for your body to absorb vitamin B-12, resulting in a deficiency of this vitamin.
Avatar n tn Is it possible that protonix is too rough on my system? Or do I need to be taking it more than simply once a day? I don't doubt that my problem is most likely GERD since they found lots of evidence of it when performing an endoscopy. But I'm literally nauseous as if I'm coming down with stomach flu close to every day now. I feel good usually around slightly before lunch time, and if I'm lucky, for an hour or so in the evening.