Which PPI is best for GERD?

Which PPI is best for GERD?

In our main outcome, we provided more precise ranking results: esomeprazole at 40 mg per day from the PPI family ranked first, followed by rabeprazole at 40–50 mg per day and pantoprazole at 80 mg per day.

Is Protonix the same as omeprazole?

Protonix (pantoprazole sodium) and Prilosec (omeprazole) are proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and a history of erosive esophagitis. Prilosec is also used to treat ulcers and frequent heartburn.

What medicine is better than Protonix?

Protonix and Nexium can both treat GERD and conditions associated with GERD, such as acid reflux (heartburn). Both medications are also FDA approved to treat erosive esophagitis, or the inflammation of the lining of the esophagus. Nexium is also FDA approved to treat Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection.

When is the best time to take pantoprazole?

It’s best to take pantoprazole an hour before a meal. Swallow tablets whole with a drink of water.

Is Protonix stronger than Prilosec?

Is Prilosec stronger than Protonix? In multiple studies, both Prilosec and Protonix proved to have similar effectiveness in treating GERD. There is some evidence that Protonix may be a bit more effective at treating stomach ulcers.

Can I take pantoprazole in the morning and omeprazole at night?

Since pantoprazole and omeprazole work in identical ways, they should not be taken at the same time. They both work as PPIs to reduce the production of acid in the stomach. Taking them together could increase the risk of adverse effects.

Is it OK to take pantoprazole long term?

PPI have minimal side effects and few slight drug interactions and are considered safe for long term treatment. Pantoprazole is significantly effective both for acute and long-term treatment with excellent control of relapse and symptoms. It is well tolerated even for long-term therapy and its tolerability is optimal.

What is stronger than pantoprazole?

– Weakened bones Using multiple daily doses and/or for 1 year or longer People age 65 or older High risk of bone fractures – Severe diarrhea People who are being treated in the hospital – Kidney problem – Lupus People with lupus – Low Vitamin B-12 level Taking Protonix (pantoprazole) for more than 3 years – Low magnesium level Diuretics (water pills) Digoxin

How long should I take Protonix?

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.

Is lansoprazole better than pantoprazole?

There were no significant differences between the four groups in the rate of endoscopic healing of reflux esophagitis at week 8. CONCLUSION: Esomeprazole may be more effective than omeprazole, lansoprazole, and pantoprazole for the rapid relief of heartburn symptoms and acid reflux symptoms in patients with reflux esophagitis.

Is Nexium better than Protonix?

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.