Welcome to the gastroenterology community! Tecta (which from my research, I believe is Pantoprazole) is a PPI and Zantac is a H2 blocker, so the answer most likely is that, yes you can take both of these together, but I would still recommend checking this out with your doctor.
Thank you, I will contact Doc. I have been on pantoprazole for only 8 days and have developed very sore lower back pain as well as pain in my legs. Anyone else having the same problems on this med. I am going to stop this med and go onto Zantac 150 and see if this is the problem. I am active and never had site back like this.
A. Lot of complaints on various forums with same complaint of back, neck and pain in lower extremities. A large study out of Sweden expressed concern that suddenly stopping these type of med can cause acid rebound in some .
This is exactly what brought my flare up. I was taking omepazole occasionally for a few days but noticed on those days my asthma improved because I was producing less mucus. When I mentioned thus to my Dr. He suggested I take omepazole daily which I did for 2 months. Sure enough, cut my asthma med Symbicort to 1 puff once a day from 4 puffs and at half the dose. This is a good thing because long term use does cause bone loss and I m a 65 year old very active female. Last year I broke a bone in my ankle walking on a flat surface so bone loss is an issue for me. For this reason I stopped cold turkey the omepazole and all hell broke loose with reflux, burning stomach, burping and gas. Went to doc who put me on pantoprazole, symptoms after 8 days are subsiding but have decided to slowly wean myself off and stick to diet and Zantec which for me has less side effects. I rue the day the Dr. suggested a daily dose of omepazole . Has anyone tried going off these meds all at once and how did you accomplish this without the acid rebound?
I am new to this community and this gerd issue as I only suffered from occasional reflux previously. All suggestions are welcome because I am totally frustrated with the mess my life has become.
Yes, it is well studied that going off PPI's quickly can cause rebound reflux/heartburn. You can counter this by tapering the dose slowly and taking an H2 blocker while you are tapering off of the PPI. Also, avoid any foods that can worsen reflux.
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