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Pantoprazole (Protonix) vs. Omeprazole (Prilosec)

Pantoprazole and Omeprazole are medications classified as proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) and are commonly prescribed for the management of medical conditions in which stomach acid reduction is of therapeutic benefit. Chemists at Byk Gulden, a subsidiary of Altana (a German chemical company), are credited with the synthesis of pantoprazole in 1985 – whereas Swedish chemists at …

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Pantoprazole Side Effects & Adverse Reactions (List)

Pantoprazole is a medication prescribed to treat: erosive esophagitis associated with GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease); gastric acid hypersecretory conditions like Zollinger-Ellison syndrome; and gastric ulceration induced by Helicobacter pylori infection.  The medication was originally synthesized in 1985 and received FDA approval in 2000 throughout the United States under the brand name “Protonix.” Research indicates that, …

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