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Can you take nexium and pepcid together

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Don't combine them: If your symptoms are so severe you're considering doubling up on acid blockers, you need medical evaluation. Please see your physician asap. It look... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Why do you take both meds at small doses? For severe GERD, you should take maximal dose of Nexium, 40 mg, twice a day until symptom is under control t... Read More
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes, if so prescribed. Different mechanisms of action, combination sometimes used with clear goals and for limited amounts of time.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Wells
Rheumatology 43 years experience
Anti-acid medication: The first question is why are you taking 2 medications. The medications you mentioned block acid production in the stomach. Patients who have reflu... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Kallman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
LPR not GERD: LPR is irritation of the larynx from reflux of stomach enzymes or acid. Many patients do not experience heartburn. In our practice we recommend a 1 ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Symptoms on Nexium: Nexium is in the class of medications called proton pump inhibitors (PPI), similar to Prilosec, Prevacid, Protonix, and Aciphex. Sometimes, can have s... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
There is no one best: medication for GERD. the best med will be the one that you & your doc find helps you the best, with the fewest side effects. ranitidine is an H2 b... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Reflux: Have you tried strict dietary measures like avoidance of caffeine, alcohol,nicotine,spices, and greasy foods which can loosen the sphincter or valve b... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
No data. I would put feet of head of bed on 8 “ blocks as gravity never sleeps. If it helps will feel better in a few days.
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Always a good idea to look for ways of discontinuing/ replacing chronic meds. The best way to do it is by using your gastroenterologist’s opinion, who... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
You're correct in that for past few years there have been concerns about kidney problems from chronic use of ppi meds like nexium, but pepcid is in an... Read More
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