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
Acid reflux 301 99
GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) 243 78
Gastritis 46 17
Hiatal Hernia 37 10
Heartburn 20 11
General health 18 6

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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
Severe 8
Moderate 16
Mild 14
None 190

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pantoprazole

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 3
Stomach pain 3
Abdominal cramps 2
Constipation 2
Dry mouth 2
Nausea 2

Show all 36 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Pantoprazole

Dosage Patients
40 mg daily 97
40 mg twice daily 21
20 mg daily 14
80 mg daily 7
20 mg twice daily 4
1 tablet(s) daily 3
400 mg daily 2
2 mg daily 1
20 mg m,w,f 1
40 mg m,w,f 1

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Why patients stopped taking Pantoprazole

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 45
Doctor's advice 34
Other 34
Course of treatment ended 30
Change in health plan coverage 17
Expense 17
Side effects too severe 14
Personal research 5
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Duration

Currently taking Pantoprazole

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 21
2 - 5 years 54
5 - 10 years 41
10 years or more 16

Stopped taking Pantoprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 26
1 - 6 months 36
6 months - 1 year 20
1 - 2 years 28
2 - 5 years 25
5 - 10 years 18
10 years or more 7
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 186
Usually 21
Sometimes 8
Never taken as prescribed 13
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 13
A little hard to take 22
Not at all hard to take 191
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 3
$50-99 7
$25-49 23
< $25 113
Not specified 80

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Pantoprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 34
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 13
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 3
Famotidine (Pepcid) 3
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 3

Show all 14 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Pantoprazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 9
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 7
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 4
Famotidine (Pepcid) 2
Omeprazole-Sodium Bicarbonate (Zegerid OTC) 2

Show all 13 treatments patients report switching to

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30 patient evaluations for Pantoprazole

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25yrRA
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25yrRA
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 55
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 20 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

See 25yrRA's full Pantoprazole history

Aug 21, 2016 (Started Apr 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Hiatal Hernia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for GERD (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
CupcakeKitten
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CupcakeKitten
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
25 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Borderline Personality

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Jul 18, 2016 (Started Jun 21, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Heartburn)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for GERD (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
thjuland
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thjuland
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Jul 10, 2016 (Started Jul 11, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Dr Kansas want's me to cut down on stomach medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 12, 2016 (Started Jul 11, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: its effect is subtle but it does help.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 5, 2015 (Started Jul 11, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: there is no discernible effect, but i continue taking it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 19, 2014 (Started Jul 11, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this medication actually works, I'm in shock because it's the first one that does works. My burping is vastly improved, it's almost completely disappeared and I'm hopeful this lasts.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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