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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely, a direct: cause for uncontrolled GERD, at times patients can develop tolerance to PPIs / H2 blockers..Better check with your doctor if you need other meds or re ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
21 years experience Gastroenterology
Side effects: For Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) these include: diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, fever. Some studies show that this class or medicine can p ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Alternative remedies: Try 15 ml of honey twice daily. Mango helps. DGL- deglycerized licorice- from natural store Marshmallow,slippery elm & chamomile. change diet.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Within weeks: If you're not getting significant relief within two weeks, see your prescribing physician for followup.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Fine: You can take them together, no problem.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Why?: What are you trying to treat? If your symptoms are not controlled with one drug, it is time to see your doctor.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Dexilant (dexlansoprazole): Both are antacids but belong to different classes. But still you have to discuss with your doctor before taking this together.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
38 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: Both are same proton pump inhibitors. Omeprazole came first and when patent ran out the company took out one molecule of no significance and branded ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Zantac (ranitidine): Nope, but it will calm your stomach down.
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A member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably yes: Medications like Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) are usually taken in the morning, 1/2 hour before breakfast on a daily basis. Many people who still have ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Only if recommended: Dexilent and zantac (ranitidine) both suppress the acid in the stomach and normally both are not taken together.The exceptions are resistant GERD whic ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: These can work together to relieve symptoms of stomach acidity, esophageal reflux and gerd. They do not interfere with the action of each other.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: As long as you need both to control your symptoms. However you should consult your doctor if you do require both drugs regularly to control your sympt ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: no problem
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
No....: Both are PPI.......if needed you can take one with increased dose.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Gerd: These medications have differing mechanisms of action and usually it's not necessary to take them together although I don't think it is harmful to do ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
SAME CLASS OF MEDS: Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) works for longer period and has 2 different layers of med, one released immediately another later on.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Safe but why?: Nexium (esomeprazole) should be taken 30-60 mins before the first meal and zantac nearly at any time. There is no major advantage in taking them both ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes, you can. That's sometimes done for some gastrointestinal conditions but usually you take one or the other.
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Horak ii
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Together : There is no reason to take both together. They serve the same purpose. Choose one and stay with it.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: But if your symptoms are severe enough, it would be a good idea to consult a gastroenterologist. Both drugs do the same thing in suppressing acid an ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No advantage: Protonix (pantoprazole) works best if taken before a meal (preferably breakfast) and ranitidine around a meal or at bedtime. No advantage in taking bo ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Each has relative...: ...merits based on duration of action, side effects, tolerance, cost/insurance coverage. All are equally efficacious, so your question should be bett ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: I often have patients take proton pump inhibitors like Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) or Prilosec in the morning and zantac at night.
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