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    Condition: Condition in which Stomach Acid is Pushed Into the Esophagus
    5/31/2017 1:19:24 PM

    Reviewer: natural believer, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    With horrible acid reflux, I have been on this medicine for years, in the very beginning, for a short year or two, it seemed to help quite a bit, but then, afterward, it really didn't do anything. Then when I reached the 5th years on, it seemed to do more harm than goods. My acid reflux problem was worsen, let along all the side effects I encountered. So one day, I decided to drop it completel ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Condition in which Stomach Acid is Pushed Into the Esophagus
    3/27/2017 1:09:08 AM

    Reviewer: Colleen, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I have been taking this for a year and it was quite effective for several months. However, the last 3 months I've had a lot of acid reflux and burning in my throat and this medication seems to have lost its effectiveness. I'm very careful what I eat so my diet is not the problem.

    Condition: Condition in which Stomach Acid is Pushed Into the Esophagus
    11/4/2016 2:02:24 PM

    Reviewer: 75 or over Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Is it best to take protonix in the am or pm

    Condition: Condition in which Stomach Acid is Pushed Into the Esophagus
    1/10/2016 5:47:41 PM

    Reviewer: jw, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Was still experiencing acid reflux especially during the night sleeping. With that and worried about side effects over time decided to stop taking it. Experienced even more severe heartburn after stopping. Seems it altered my stomach chemistry and made things worse.

    Condition: Condition in which Stomach Acid is Pushed Into the Esophagus
    8/10/2015 10:09:02 PM

    Reviewer: saga28, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Other prescribed drugs did not give offer any relief, my level of pain was an 8 out of 10. This drug is like a miracle to me, it is the first time in 2 years that I can eat almost anything (except near bedtime) One RX of Dexilant was very expensive and did nothing for me.

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