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Old 10-26-2011, 11:36 AM   #1
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Question heartburn/indigestion? What do you take?

I had been taking tums but they do not work much at all, I asked my dr yesterday for an rx of something that will help. She gave me an rx for Pantoprazole, anyone have experience with this? I haven't taken any yet, I want to look it up. I am told it is safe for the pregnancy, I still am going to check into it and also want to know if anyone else is taking this and how you like it or don't like it.

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Old 10-26-2011, 11:51 AM   #2
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Re: heartburn/indigestion? What do you take?

Pantoprazole is the generic name for it, it says the medication is called PROTONIX.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:22 PM   #3
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Re: heartburn/indigestion? What do you take?

I took that from the time I was about 4 months along until she was born. It was my miracle drug. My heartburn & reflux were so bad that I kept a bucket at my bedside because I would wake up in the middle of the night with a mouth full of stomach contents. I kept buckets in the car and in my office at work. At the time, Protonix was not available in generic and it was $130 for a month's supply. My insurance company fought it and I finally go so fed up I just paid on my own and it was SO WORTH IT. (They did eventually agree to pay for it, it just took awhile to get approved.)

And yes, it is safe for pregnancy. If Zantac doesn't work, the next steps are usually Prilosec or Nexium, but they aren't considered safe, so Protonix is the next in the line up. It is about 1,000 times more effective than Tums or Zantac.
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Thanks mama, my insurance covered this, I am glad, the receipt says my insurance saved me $108.00
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Re: heartburn/indigestion? What do you take?

I was given zantac 150 and it helped tremendously but I have recently started a new diet due to gestational diabetes and I no longer have any heart burn or indigestion. It's so nice. I am actually greatful to be on this diet. basically...more veggies, less fruit and no sweets, more protein and the biggest change in diet was SMALLER MEALS. I have to eat 6 meals a day but they all fit on a small plate. like a 1/2 sandwich and veggies. Its fantastic. so try eating smaller meals more frequently and see if that helps. good luck. no one likes taking meds when pregnant.
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Re: heartburn/indigestion? What do you take?

I swear by papaya enzyme tablets! They are completely natural, very cheap, and work better than anything I've ever used before. Oh yeah, they taste good too!
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I second the Papua enzyme but they don't work for everyone. I also have a few sips of milk to calm it down.
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