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have asked this question before.  I am on sertraline 100mgs.  Is it safe to take with my GERD?  Any thoughts.  Anyone else have GERD and take sertraline??

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    A possible interaction between sertraline and cimetidine has been recognised. Cimetidine is an H2 blocker but no interaction has been reported with other H2 blockers (eg ranitidine / Zantac) nor PPIs.

    As far as its action is concerned, no effects on reflux nor acid production have been reported.

    But it may be worth discussing this with your pharmacist.

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      Thanks Barrett's for responding.  I am not sure that I understand your answer.  What is Cimetidine?  I take tetra 40 mgs.  I will check with my pharmacist but I look forward to your response.

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      lynda

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      Brand name of Cimetidine is Tagamet. It is a "Histamine H2 Recetor Antagonist" that has been around for years. Other H2 blocker drugs are ranitidine (Zantac), famotidine (Pepsid) and nizatidine (Axid) - but no drug interactions have been reported for those. If you're taking a PPI (eg omeprazole, lansoprazole etc), I think you should be OK.
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      Pantoprazole (brand name Protium (UK), Protonix (US)) is a proton pump inhibitor. Maintenance dose is 40mg (equivalent to 20mg omeprazole). All PPIs are as effective at reducing acid when used in equivalent doses but for some reason, some aptients do not tolerate one or anaother. Pantoprazole is generally well tolerated by most patients who may not tolerate omeprzole.

      As with all PPIs, it is good for reducing acid.but not reflux.

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      Well, what do you know? I was on 2 Omeprazole per day and they seem to wear out their effect over a years time. I was put on Pant. after       complaining. It Helped awhile then went on 2 per day. The 2 P's seem to help much more than Omep. I see the surgeon on the 28th again. After I tell him  2 Pantoprazole it heped he will say come back next month......doctor ruconfusedwelette I call it.

      What is this abut the O being better than the P. I don't feel it is better.

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