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 351 135
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 332 105
Gastritis 70 23
Hiatal hernia 39 16
Heartburn 23 11

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 12
Moderate 22
Mild 21
None 242

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pantoprazole

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

Show all 41 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Pantoprazole

Dosage Patients
40 mg daily 156
40 mg twice daily 33
20 mg daily 30
80 mg daily 13
20 mg twice daily 9
1 tablet(s) daily 1
20 mg m,w,f 1
100 mg weekly 1
40 mg three times daily 1
80 mg twice daily 1

See all 13 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Pantoprazole

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 50
Doctor's advice 43
Other 37
Course of treatment ended 35
Change in health plan coverage 18
Expense 17
Side effects too severe 16
Personal research 8
See all 188 patients who've stopped taking Pantoprazole

Duration

Currently taking Pantoprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 12
6 months - 1 year 13
1 - 2 years 30
2 - 5 years 77
5 - 10 years 75
10 years or more 42

Stopped taking Pantoprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 34
1 - 6 months 42
6 months - 1 year 20
1 - 2 years 32
2 - 5 years 28
5 - 10 years 23
10 years or more 9
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 239
Usually 30
Sometimes 10
Never taken as prescribed 18
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 14
A little hard to take 30
Not at all hard to take 251
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 3
$50-99 6
$25-49 27
< $25 129
Not specified 130

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Pantoprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 50
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 23
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 8
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 5
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 4

Show all 17 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Pantoprazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 12
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 9
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 4
Famotidine (Pepcid) 4
Omeprazole-Sodium Bicarbonate (Zegerid OTC) 2

Show all 15 treatments patients report switching to

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32 patient evaluations for Pantoprazole

Apr 1, 2018 (Started Feb 02, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for acid reflux)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 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
    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
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