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?
- 4 weeks agoFavorite Answer
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.
- TavyLv 74 weeks ago
If your painkiller is an anti inflammatory such as Naproxin, it can cause an increase in stomach acid.
Seems logical to me.
- Anonymous4 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
- Nine LivesLv 74 weeks ago
Maybe you have a bad pronunciation that he gave it to you. 😅
Usually, nothing will be prescribed.
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- MandyLv 54 weeks ago
Why didn’t you ask your doctor why he prescribed Pantoprazole?