Protonix® (pantoprazole sodium) is a type of proton pump inhibitor that is often prescribed for the treatment of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease).
Even though most people respond well to the drug, alternatives are available for those who develop side effects or do not see an improvement in their symptoms. There are five classes of drugs that are most commonly recommended for the treatment of GERD.
Besides proton pump inhibitors, the other four classes of medications often used for relieving symptoms of GERD include:
Since there are so many different alternatives to Protonix to choose from, it is important to consult your healthcare provider to find the best option for you.
(Click Medication for GERD to learn more about each of these different drug classes and to find out the names of specific products within these classes.)