Pantoprazole, a proton pump inhibitor, is not always the right choice for every patient. In certain cases, a potential alternative may offer more benefits. Always speak with your medical provider regarding pantoprazole alternatives.
Alternatives for Pantoprazole – What Are Your Options?
Your options for alternatives for pantoprazole will be based on the condition and symptoms that will be treated.
Dogs and cats can also take certain proton pump inhibitors to fight acid reflux. For instance, people use famotidine (Pepcid) for dogs, as it can be taken with food.
Histamine blockers (H2) blockers like Pepcid (famotidine), Zantac (ranitidine), and Tagamet (cimetidine), may be alternatives for heartburn as they can also reduce acid. Many H2 blockers can be obtained over the counter (without a prescription).
Phosphorated carbohydrate solutions (Emetrol and Kalmz) may be alternatives to treat nausea-induced sickness.
For Acid Reflux and GERD
Omeprazole (Prilosec) is another proton pump inhibitor that can treat acid reflux and GERD, providing the same effectiveness as pantoprazole.
Prilosec (omeprazole) may be used as an alternative for pantoprazole to treat ulcers. It can also treat heartburn.
Antibiotic medications and H2 blockers can be used to treat gastritis. Some H2 blockers can be obtained without a prescription.
For GI Bleeding
Taking pantoprazole in IV form is an effective treatment. Other proton pump inhibitors may also be taken.
For Stomach Pain
Over-the-counter and prescription antacids may be used as an alternative to treat stomach pain.