Why has my doctor prescribed pantoprazole for a broken toe?

I have a fracture in my little toe from bashing it into a furniture leg. The doctor taped it to the toe next to it and told me to take it easy. He prescribed a pain killer, which makes sense, and pantoprazole, which makes no sense to me because according to what I see on the internet, pantoprazole is used to treat acid reflux. I see no mention anywhere of it being used for broken bones or pain from broken bones. Can anyone explain why he wants me to take pantoprazole?

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    Protonix or pantoprazole as you're calling it has anti-inflammatory properties it doesn't just inhibit stomach acid it may also inhibit oxalic acid. Which tends to form where there is a sprain or a break. and it's the oxalic acid at the site of the sprain or the break which causes the inflammation and the pain.

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  • Tavy
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    4 weeks ago

    If your painkiller is an anti inflammatory such as Naproxin, it can cause an increase in stomach acid.

    Seems logical to me.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    pain killer like brufen causes acidity

    so a acid reflux medicine needs to

    be prescribed along with it

    dont take pantaprazole as it has bad

    side effects even causing paralysis

    better is esomeprazole 20mg morning

    and night

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Maybe you have a bad pronunciation that he gave it to you. 😅

    Usually, nothing will be prescribed. 

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  • Mandy
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    Why didn’t you ask your doctor why he prescribed Pantoprazole? 

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