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Condition: Condition in which Stomach Acid is Pushed Into the Esophagus
10/21/2013 12:37:36 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Just like Nexium and Dexilant, headaches, dizziness, diarrhea, bad on my kidney function and irregular fast/slow heartbeat. The over-the-counter medicines give me pain in the jaw/neck/upper chest. (Prilosec,etc.) I can only take Pepcid AC, any other solutions? The doctors are scatching their heads.

Condition: Condition in which Stomach Acid is Pushed Into the Esophagus
9/17/2013 1:37:59 PM

Reviewer: gnappi, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I took Protonix several years ago after trying every other prescription and OTC medication imaginable without much needed relief. My experience with Protonix was a GREAT success. At night before slept I fasted a few hours before going to bed and still took Zantac before sleep but even with Zantac and fasting the other medications were ineffective. Like others who commented on Protonix I tr ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Condition in which Stomach Acid is Pushed Into the Esophagus
8/26/2013 5:31:26 PM

Reviewer: cak, 13-18 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on this medicine for a litte over 2 1/2 months and is fanstastic! I take one In he morning BUT,the bad thing is about this medicine is after eating lunch the acid is right back up and I can hardly speak! My Dr. just added another antiacid too hope this helps anyone ~

Condition: Condition in which Stomach Acid is Pushed Into the Esophagus
8/23/2013 11:16:28 AM

Reviewer: Lily, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
When I take protonix it feels like somebody punched me in the stomach. The same thing happens with Prilosec. dont get heartburn but it hurts all the time. I was just diagnosed with hiatal hernia and inflamed esophagus with a slight stricture and gastritis. So obviously I need to take something. People have said carafate is good. I see GI doctor in 2 months but I will probably sto taking the proto ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Condition in which Stomach Acid is Pushed Into the Esophagus
6/19/2013 1:45:29 PM

Reviewer: Monika, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on Protonix for over 10 years, and I don't know what I'd do without it! My Dr tried me on all of the other ones (Zantac, Nexium, Prilosec), but none of them worked, or had unacceptable side-effects. Before Protonix, I would get a pain that felt like a hot spear going into my sternum, and out my back...when it first happened my Dr sent me to the ER, and they all thought I was ... Show Full Comment

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