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Avatar f tn protonix is amazing expensive but good lol
Avatar m tn I called it a poisoning because she was IVed with Protonix twice even though her drs knew she was allergic.Allergic reactions to Protonix are many and are 99 times out of 100 diagnosed as something else.Unfortunately a certain number of patients will experience severe reactions to Protonix such as pancreatitis.That is why Altana,the German company who developed Protonix made Wyeth set aside monies to cover such reactions before they sold the patent to Wyeth.
Avatar n tn However, When I called Nexium , they finally admitted that Nexium wasn't a prescribed drug for my condition. I presently take Protonix 40mg twice daily. I have used it over a seven year period. Another drug approved by my provider is Prilosec 20mg twice daily.. I recently have my tri-annual Endoscopy and no evidence was found as to bad effects of Protronix Is it advisable to move to the newer accepted drugs or should I stay with Protonix, which will rise considerable in cost?
Avatar f tn My other question is why your doctor went directly to a big gun PPI like Protonix.-( it's expensive too) -why not Prevecid? Or Prilosec? If you are having side effects call your doctor directly and tell him. BTW I'm also an RN and am looking at having a test done to see if I need surgery since my larynx has been trashed for the past 7 wks. Been unable to work. So I have dealt with this issue for a long time.
Avatar n tn Since I have been taking Protonix for GERD, my heart seems to be pounding in my throat. This has never happened to me before and is alarming. My blood pressure has always been low. Is this normal? Is there anything else I can take beside Protonix?
Avatar m tn (sorry for any misspellings) (also my other question I posted on here goes into a deeper explanation about my vision problems and what I thought caused it before realizing this, if you want to go look or need more info about that) I have been taking protonix a dangerous PPI pill, for my horrid acid reflux, for years. I recently learned that this pill was so dangerous.
Avatar m tn (sorry for any misspellings) (also my other question I posted on here goes into a deeper explanation about my vision problems and what I thought caused it before realizing this, if you want to go look or need more info about that) I have been taking protonix a dangerous PPI pill, for my horrid acid reflux, for years. I recently learned that this pill was so dangerous.
Avatar n tn For the individuals saying that protonix is expensive , it is now in generic form and very affordable. I know because i took aciphex and nexium which is extremely expensive and changed to protonix. I was told by my pharmacist that aciphex is coming out soon with a generic. Awesome! I wil change back. Hope this helps you.
Avatar f tn The best medicines I have been prescribed are Nexium and Protonix. Protonix has a generic available so is inexpensive and works perfectly for me. Studies have shown Nexium to be consistently the most effective but it is more expensive and not always covered by every health insurance plan. United Healthcare for example does not cover Nexium.
Avatar f tn I don't have medicaid and yesterday my health insurance company said I must use generic of Prilosec first and if it does not work I guess my doc can request the Protonix. I really feel a difference not having the Protonix. Glad you can receive it. Thanks.
709686 tn?1277435759 Protonix (Pantoprozole) does not give me problems...maybe a little weight loss. Omeprazole (Prilosec or Zegerid) causes me all kinds of problems. Headache, chest pain, red/irritated eyes, all kinds of body aches, constipation and extreme thrist. Problem is...protonix is by script only and VERY EXPENSIVE! Someone talk to me about this. Has anyone else experienced these problems with Omeprazole?
Avatar n tn It is amazing change for me .The pills are expensive but thank goodness I am covered by insurance. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/228532'>acid reflex - symptoms and diet</a>.
Avatar f tn Take it thirty to sixty minutes before you eat. Taking a Protonix just before going to bed is just going to make expensive urine. Also, Protonix isn't the strongest PPI. Have you elevated the head of your bed about four to six inches? That helped me a great deal.
709686 tn?1277435759 what are the names? I have a script for Protonix and it works wonderfully but the script is very expensive so I've been taking OTC Zegerid and Prilosec whis is actually Omeprazole. Both of those drugs cause me severe side effects..quite scarry actually. Is Protonix and Nexium the same thing? Are Protonix and Nexium considered H2 Inhibitiors instead of PPI's? I see that I can purchase nexium at Wal-Mart and Wal-greens at a reasonable price. Thanks in advance for any help or direction.
Avatar f tn I looked up the side effects of Protonix - wow!!! So many! It did include the joint pain but said nothing about hearing loss - however, it did say that the list of side effects was not complete! I am taking Ipriflavone and Calcium with Vitamin D3 for my bone health. The Dr. prescribed Fosamax, but after reading about how it can cause weak bones, (what it's supposed to help) I discovered Ipriflavone.
Avatar n tn (eliminating singular, which didn't seem to work.) I also take protonix, lotrel, hydrochol......, metraforom for diabetes, simivistin(?) for zocor. I have high blood presssure, diabetes, acid reflux, mitral valve , as well as allegies. I was exposed to mold about 15 years ago in a work situation and that is when all my allegry problems started. Had I known what I had to go through, I would have quit.
Avatar f tn Wants me to see if I have an allergic reaction to Protonix, before they will consider Nexium..can they do this? really! What can I do to help heal this disease. I never had gerd prior to this. thanks for any information anyone can give me.
Avatar f tn I took Protonix for several months and the hoarseness went away completely. I also did not take any medication anymore. Two years later, this May, I had another cold that brought on the same hoarseness. I am on Protonix again but the recovery is taking months (like last time) which is very stressful to me. I have three young children so it's often loud in our household and I also have to speak quite a bit outside of our home. So voice rest is not really possible.
Avatar n tn I started taking magnesium along with my protonix Omeprazole. It would be the same combination as Nexium. Nexium really slowed down my pvc's considerably and well noted. However they are very expensive and the VA does not carry them. So I started taking one every night and the omeprazole in the morning. If I miss the magnesium I will see an increase in pvc's. Will magnesium cure it? Do not know but been taking them for several months now. Also get off of caffiene, sugars and soda.
Avatar n tn When I changed to Aciphex (the newest proton pump inhibitor) my symptoms stopped immediately. I would give it a try. It's expensive, but your doctor should have some free samples for you to try.
Avatar f tn I was put on prilosec but had a reaction to it, so my doctor is trying to find another medicine that my insurance will cover (so far they have turned down Protonix and Nexium). I have also had tenderness in my lungs recently and am seeing a pulmonolgist who feels I may have stage 0 asthma and has started me on symbicort.Here's my concern...
Avatar n tn I have taken magnesium which does seem to help a little and I lay on my stomach and taking protonix. Nexium by far was the best but really expensive. I changed my diet to vegetarian and got off of caffiene which had a good effect. Does this sound familiar?
Avatar m tn prevazid did not work..nexium did not work..aciphex did not work..only the protonix but the expensive one..i should be so insurance just only cover some money but not the complete total..but well it's ok..i don't know is protonix is giving me all those side effects...i take gasviscon just one tea spoonfull in the night...i sleep with big pillows...i try to tell my doctor to give me other endocoscopy and he think that i'm crazy..but i really need that...they made sonograms./.
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 f tn My VA Dr is shall we say less than desirable. Here are my issues. I have been taking protonix for many years. I took another type before it but VA decided it was too expensive and quit providing it. Over the years I have had significant weight gain, a lot of which I attributed to my por eating habits and decreasing exercise due to severe joint problems. Now I'm not so sure. I have gone on diets and lost weight but usually quickly gain it and more back ever time.
Avatar n tn Actually, I have been on Protonix for about 6 years and I ran out of the prescription so I hadn't taken it for about 10 days when I got blocked up. Plus, as they found out in the ER, I had a 4 cm cyst on my left ovary that could have been blocking the intestine. That's why I've been on the ovarian cancer web site of this forum as well. However, the cyst eventually dissolved.
Avatar n tn Prilosec is great. there is also something called protonix that may help, but i think that needs to be prescribed. When trying to eat- try some bland foods - nothing spicy or anything with tomatos (they are really acidic) things like OJ and coffee can be harsh on the stomach as well. Try not to eat 2-3 hours before bedtime or laying down on the couch... and what helps me is to add an extra pillow so my head is elevated a little... gravity helps to keep things down.
Avatar n tn I am finally on 40 mg of Protonix and 40 mg of Pepsid . I have perscriptions for 10 medications I can't use because if the side effects. If only the doctor had sent me to a specialist ir at least listened, They kept wanting to double up the PPI meds which would cause more stomach pain. THey also kept putting me back on Prevacid when Nexium and Acifex failed. I have good insurance so I just collect all the perscriptions and experiment with what combo works best.
Avatar n tn I do not have severe acid reflux however, as I suspected I do have abnormal levels of acid in my throat. I have tried Pevacid, Prilosec and Protonix and none of those helped. If this doesn't help, I am told there probably is nothing that can be done. That leads me to this...what is the success rate of Nexium vs the others and will it interfere with any natural supplements that I am already taking? I was also told that it is possible that i do have a floating hiatal hernia.