What is Pantoprazole?

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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
Acid reflux 328 119
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 293 95
Gastritis 57 20
Hiatal hernia 39 16
Heartburn 22 11
General health 18 6

Show all 91 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 9
Moderate 19
Mild 19
None 221

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pantoprazole

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 5
Excessive gas 3
Nausea 3
Pain 3
Stomach pain 3
Tiredness 3

Show all 42 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Pantoprazole

Dosage Patients
40 mg daily 134
40 mg twice daily 28
20 mg daily 22
80 mg daily 11
20 mg twice daily 7
1 tablet(s) daily 2
80 mg twice daily 2
40mg as needed 2
20 mg m,w,f 1

Why patients stopped taking Pantoprazole

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 47
Doctor's advice 37
Course of treatment ended 34
Other 34
Change in health plan coverage 17
Expense 17
Side effects too severe 15
Personal research 6
See all 172 patients who've stopped taking Pantoprazole

Duration

Currently taking Pantoprazole

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 13
6 months - 1 year 9
1 - 2 years 30
2 - 5 years 71
5 - 10 years 62
10 years or more 25

Stopped taking Pantoprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 31
1 - 6 months 40
6 months - 1 year 22
1 - 2 years 28
2 - 5 years 25
5 - 10 years 20
10 years or more 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 221
Usually 25
Sometimes 8
Never taken as prescribed 14
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 14
A little hard to take 26
Not at all hard to take 226
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 3
$50-99 6
$25-49 26
< $25 123
Not specified 108

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Pantoprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 48
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 18
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 5
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 5
Famotidine (Pepcid) 3

Show all 16 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Pantoprazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 9
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 8
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 6
Famotidine (Pepcid) 3
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 2

Show all 15 treatments patients report switching to

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30 patient evaluations for Pantoprazole

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. 

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Aug 21, 2016 (Started Apr 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for hiatal hernia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for acid reflux)
  • 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

Jul 18, 2016 (Started Jun 21, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for heartburn)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for acid reflux)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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