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Old 04-09-2010, 06:45 PM   #1
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pantoprazole vs nexium

Hello

saw GI specialist today and forgot to ask...but find it better asking people with similar experiences anyways...

nexium gives me pain in my stomach after taking for a couple weeks...I cut my nexium in half and take 20mg every other day.

GI doc says to try pantoprazole instead....wondering what side effects people have had with pantoprazole....

I really don't want diarrhea..........I don't typically get diarrhea from nexium...I have IBS but it isn't worsened with NExium I just dont' want it to be worse with pantoprazole. thanks

 
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:33 PM   #2
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Re: pantoprazole vs nexium

I've been taking the pantoprazole for about a month. Nexium gave me stomach cramps, prilosec gave me horrible gas - funny for a day and that's it! No uncomfortable side effects from the pantoparazole, and ironically it's the only thing that slightly works.

I am on a lot of medications right now so it's hard to tell what's what, but I've noticed my appetite is less than usual. I struggle with too much snacking and have a tendency to eat more than I should at meals. It's not that I'm un-hungry, I just haven't felt the uncontrollable urge to snack and am satisfied with less food at meals. It could be any of the other meds I'm on too.

 
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Old 04-10-2010, 04:46 PM   #3
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Re: pantoprazole vs nexium

I took Pantaprazole for about a year and Loved it at first but then it slowly quit working as well so my DR put me on Nexium. I get the Stomach pains with it too and I've noticed that I get Really bloated too. Like i've eatten a HUGE meal only I haven't.
I'm Not a big alchol drinker but I do like an occasional mixed drink or Beer (maybe 1 every 2-3 months lol) and on the Pant I could not drink at all. My Stomach would hurt so bad. I can drink on the nexium and it not hurt. I would try the Pant and see how it works. The good thing is that if it doesn't work well for you there is something else you can try. Good luck
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:25 PM   #4
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Re: pantoprazole vs nexium

I have been on pantaprazole sodium for 8 years.(Panaloc) I have just been switched to pantaprazole magnisium ( Tenca). I have had amasing results, and I had acid bad enough that they did laser surgery to repair scaring that made swallowing dificult. The pantaprazole is now used to keep my acid from creating a repeat surgery. I found that there was some minor gas and a few loose stools in the first days and took a few days for full effect. But after a week or so there were no more side effects and my acid is completly under control. I could not live normal life without pantaprozole.

 
Old 04-02-2011, 04:59 PM   #5
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Re: pantoprazole vs nexium

I hope this helps, I suffered major chest pains that started in Jan 2011, out of nowhere too and it radiated sometimes to each sides, arms and i was tired and just a general feeling of being unwell. Had emergency trips galore, its not my heart, and xrays showed nothing as well. I did an Upper GI series (chalk test) 3 weeks ago which diagnosed a moderate gastro reflux problem and was put on the creme of the creme they said which is Tecta (pantoprazole magnesium 40mg/daily) Ive been on it since the 28th of this March...after alot of pain and weight loss..Im starting to feel better, my body is a bit tired still but I think Im getting there, no diarhea but constipation is moderate and instestinal prob a little too. I think you need to wait a week or so, maybe then you will see the full benefit of it. I was loosing hope for a bit there, but im slowly climbing I think.
Take heart, Im happy to know Im not alone with this either

 
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