Compare pantoprazole vs. Rolaids
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Protonix (pantoprazole) is usually only taken once a day for long-lasting heartburn relief, but it can increase your risk of bone fractures if you've used it for a long time.
Rolaids (Calcium Carbonate / Magnesium Hydroxide) gives quick relief for heartburn, but don't expect it to last all day.
- Most people can take Protonix (pantoprazole) without any noticeable day-to-day side effects.
- Protonix (pantoprazole) lasts longer than other types of antacids (like Zantac, Pepcid, or Tums), and you only need to take it once or twice a day.
- You can take it with a quick-acting antacid (like Maalox or Tums) if you need relief right away.
- Unlike other proton pump inhibitors, it can be taken with or without food and have the same effectiveness.
- Can be used in children age 5 or older.
- Works really fast.
- Available over the counter without a prescription.
- Doesn't start working as fast as some other antacids like Tums, Rolaids, or Maalox.
- Needs to be taken every single day for a certain period of time to be effective.
- Like with other proton pump inhibitors, long-term use can cause weak or broken bones.
- Only available as a prescription medicine, not over the counter.
- Can lower the magnesium level in your body so you may need to take a supplement for it.
- Doesn't last very long.
- Other antacids like Zantac (H2 blockers) and omeprazole (proton pump inhibitors) can work better and last longer.
- Some chalky aftertaste.
- Chewable tablet
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- Stomach pain6%
- Joint pain3%
- Weakened bones
Using multiple daily doses and/or for 1 year or longer
...and 2 more risk factors
- Severe diarrhea
People who are being treated in the hospital
People with lupus
- Low Vitamin B-12 level
Taking Protonix (pantoprazole) for more than 3 years
- Low magnesium level
Diuretics (water pills)
...and 1 more risk factors
- High blood calcium
Current kidney disease
...and 3 more risk factors
- Kidney stones
Previous kidney stones