What is Pantoprazole?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Pantoprazole is a proton-pump inhibitor that is used for the treatment and maintenance of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and hypersecretory gastric disorders including Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 344 119
Acid reflux 343 135
Gastritis 72 25
Hiatal hernia 39 14
Heartburn 23 11

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 13
Moderate 22
Mild 20
None 257

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pantoprazole

Side effect Patients Percentage
Diarrhea 6
Excessive gas 4
Nausea 4
Stomach pain 4
Pain 3
Tiredness 3

Show all 46 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Pantoprazole

Dosage Patients Percentage
40 mg daily 111
40 mg twice daily 24
20 mg daily 18
20 mg twice daily 9
80 mg daily 6
20 mg m,w,f 1
60 mg daily 1
20mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Pantoprazole

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Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 50
Doctor's advice 45
Other 38
Course of treatment ended 37
Change in health plan coverage 18
Side effects too severe 17
Expense 16
Personal research 8
See all 193 patients who've stopped taking Pantoprazole

Duration

Currently taking Pantoprazole

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 18
2 - 5 years 54
5 - 10 years 61
10 years or more 32

Stopped taking Pantoprazole

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 37
1 - 6 months 43
6 months - 1 year 21
1 - 2 years 34
2 - 5 years 31
5 - 10 years 27
10 years or more 8
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 252
Usually 32
Sometimes 10
Never taken as prescribed 18
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 15
A little hard to take 29
Not at all hard to take 266
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 2
$100-199 3
$50-99 6
$25-49 26
< $25 133
Not specified 142

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Pantoprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 55
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 24
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 7
Ranitidine (Ranitidine OTC) 7
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 6

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Patients stopped taking Pantoprazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 11
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 11
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 4
Famotidine (Pepcid) 4
Ranitidine (Ranitidine OTC) 4

Show all 15 treatments patients report switching to

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32 patient evaluations for Pantoprazole

Nov 11, 2018 (Started Mar 10, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (frequent daytime urination)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 18, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for hiatal hernia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Traveling last week, I missed a morning dose. By afternoon got bad heartburn needing OTC antacids in 2 doses to relieve. This med, taken regularly, really works.

Jul 2, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for hiatal hernia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Switched to an equivalent dose of different drug because of risk for possible long-term side effects from this class of drugs.  After the third day, heart burn returned. On 6th day, returned to this current med. 

Apr 24, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for hiatal hernia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Without this drug, taken twice a day, I would have heartburn all day every day despite the endoscopic treatment for this problem.  I tried reducing dose to once a day, but heartburn returned. 

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 21, 2016 (Started Apr 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for acid reflux)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for hiatal hernia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Great med for stomach issues.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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