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Medicine for stomach pain and acidity

I am suffering from severe stomachache already i have acidity problem it is worst frm twodays iam taking pantop40 daily inthe morning
Asked On : Sun, 11 Mar 2012
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Pantoprazole is an irreversible proton pump inhibitor used in the treatment of peptic ulcer or hyperacidity. It is very effective as it blocks the acid production by 90%. This drug results in prolonged acid suppression ie., up to 48 hours. But it needs some time for full action & maximum suppression is seen only after 2 to 5 days of therapy. Hence not suitable for acute therapy(immediate action). So for immediate relief of pain due to hyperacidity, Famotidine, a H2 receptor antagonist in the dose of 20mg two times a day for two days should be taken along with pantoprazole. After two days pantaprazole alone should be continued for a period of 4 weeks.
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