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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
PPI, antiH2, antacid: Over-the-counter drugs are PPI's, H2 blockers, antacids. Can look for non-liquid, non-chew brands. Related meds may cause similar side effects (check ... Read More

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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Ppi's: There is increasing reports about harmful effects of ppi's such as prevacid, prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole)etc and at your young age, zantac and car ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, try Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is now OTC in 25 mg tablets. You can try one every 6-8 hrs, for general allergic symptoms. The main limiting feature if thi ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Yes: Metamucil work in the lower GI tract only Drink plenty of water and eat vegetables / fruits high in fiber and whole grain cereals
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Natural?: It is not a common natural function to block normal function(as most meds do) it is more natural to support normal function. Changing diet, adding fru ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Questell
8 years experience Family Medicine
Many: It is a proton pump inhibitor. Other similar meds are nexium, protonix, prevacid, aciphex, (rabeprazole) and kapidex.
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Blake Perkins
20 years experience Dentistry
Careful: There are many natural alternatives to treating gerd, but make sure your physician is aware of what you are trying. Here is a link to just a few opti ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes, but...: Pepcid (famotidine) does not control acid production as well as Omeprazole does. Before switching, be sure you are following anti-reflux measures well ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Several: In the same class if drug you could try Omeprazole or pantoprazole. In a different class of medication you could try ranitidine or famotidine
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Rush
12 years experience Gastroenterology
Many: There are many alternatives such as zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid, prilosec, prevacid. If you require theses meds chronically you should speak to your d ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Antifungal: Topical tea tree oil can be an effective antifungal.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Try small meals, low fat, with minimum of liquids consumed with the meal. Add Amino Acid supplement glutamate. Sometimes adding a tablespoon of cid ... Read More
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Safer?: Levaquin is a 3rd generation floroquinalone and is used for many conditions. It is generally safe and well tolerated. What is your concern exactly? ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Constipation: Treatment for chronic constipation includes adequate fluid and fiber intake. In addition, if necessary, taking a product like senokotS daily provides ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
ZANTAC (ranitidine) AND PRILOSEC: Althogh it is safe to take Zantac (ranitidine) with Prilosec as these two work differently to cut down the acid production, and sometimes in difficult ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronan Monsef
Specializes in Family Medicine
Nexium (esomeprazole): Omeperazole, protonix, aciphex, (rabeprazole) prevacid.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
28 years experience Family Medicine
It's rough to puff..: It depends on what alternative treatments you're considering. Complimentary treatments such as physical therapy for the lungs, i.e. Pulmonary rehab t ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
37 years experience General Surgery
Both are very safe: Omeprazole is on average more effective overall, and sustains the effectiveness over the long term. If you are happy on ranitidine, there is no reason ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Yes, you can: Nexium (esomeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor. It stops your stomach from producing so much acid. H2 Blocker, Tums also reduces the amount of acid ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes you can.
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Gastroparesis: First should be what is the case of your slow gut transport? Some have use the antibiotic erythromycin to help, others have used for IBS constipation ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience Family Medicine
How about behaviors?: Assuming you have tried ranitidine (otc), here are some thoughts. Heartburn is caused by acidic stomach contents sloshing up into the less protected e ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes and no: Although both work nearly as well, zantac (ranitidine) may cause diarrhea for some people.

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