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 337 120
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 309 93
Gastritis 64 20
Hiatal hernia 39 16
Heartburn 22 11
Stomach pain 19 4

Show all 93 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
20
Mild
19
None
222

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 43 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Pantoprazole

Dosage Patients
40 mg daily 146
40 mg twice daily 31
20 mg daily 23
80 mg daily 13
20 mg twice daily 10
1 tablet(s) daily 2
40mg as needed 2
20 mg m,w,f 1
100 mg weekly 1
40 mg three times daily 1

See all 14 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Pantoprazole

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 49
Doctor's advice 39
Other 37
Course of treatment ended 35
Change in health plan coverage 17
Expense 17
Side effects too severe 15
Personal research 6
See all 180 patients who've stopped taking Pantoprazole

Duration

Currently taking Pantoprazole

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 21
1 - 2 years 34
2 - 5 years 83
5 - 10 years 64
10 years or more 29

Stopped taking Pantoprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 33
1 - 6 months 39
6 months - 1 year 22
1 - 2 years 30
2 - 5 years 27
5 - 10 years 23
10 years or more 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 219
Usually 28
Sometimes 8
Never taken as prescribed 15
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 14
A little hard to take 27
Not at all hard to take 227
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 3
$50-99 6
$25-49 26
< $25 122
Not specified 111

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Pantoprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 49
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 20
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 7
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 5
Famotidine (Pepcid) 3

Show all 17 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Pantoprazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 10
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 9
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 6
Famotidine (Pepcid) 3
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 2

Show all 15 treatments patients report switching to

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29 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. 

  • 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

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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