Protonix® (pantoprazole sodium) is a prescription medicine often used for treating GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and other conditions related to the esophagus, stomach, and intestines.
Most people respond well to this medication. If you do not see an improvement in your symptoms or experience any side effects during treatment, however, you may want to consider a substitute for Protonix. A number of other medications are also approved for the treatment of GERD.
The five classes of drugs that are most commonly recommended for GERD treatment include:
Your healthcare provider is a good source for finding a good substitute. All of these medications work differently, and your healthcare provider can help determine which product is best for your particular situation.
(Click Medication for GERD for a list of the different medications that belong to each of these drug classes and to find out how each type of GERD medication works.)