Re: Zantac and Protonix not working?
Every PPI has different effectiveness for each person. My GI doc recommends staying on PPI's for at least a month at a time before determining if it is working or not. It takes some time to heal so don't give up after 5 days.
I've had Zantac, Gaviscon and Pepcid all recommended as supplements to the PPI's. They are all safe with them. Personally, I prefer the chewable Gaviscon. Again, each person is different so you will need to see what works for you.
I've taken PPI's twice a day for many years. I do have to have my doctor typically file appeals with insurance to get them to approve my prescriptions, but Protonix is typically one of the basic ones they start with and I didn't have any trouble getting approval for it twice a day.
Have you made diet and lifestyle changes yet? That is a must in addition to the medication as well.
Asthma, Allergies, severe LPR/GERD, Anemia, TMJD, Hearing Loss, Ulnar Impaction Syndrome, Shoulder Impingement--both shoulders, Benign Joint Hypermobility, possible Ehlers Danlos Syndrome