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Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Discuss it: You can certainly discuss it with your doctor. He/she will give you the pros and cons of the procedure.

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A female asked:
Dr. Timothy Farley
9 years experience in General Practice
I wouldn't.: If your pain is so severe and is not being quelled by two Zantac (H2 blocker), then I would question whether it is acid reflux. I'd go see a physicia ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Heartburn: Try mylanta or maalox and go back to your doctor.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes: Heartburn is a common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd). Not all heartburn is gerd( 95%+ is) and not everyone with gerd has heartburn.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
May be: Any of these medications can have headache as a side effect. If you are overweight, it would help to lose weight; i understand that it is easier said ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
48 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Zantac (ranitidine) is h2 blocker that decreases acid secretion that is cause of acid reflux.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Zantac (ranitidine) and GERD: Hi yes, if it works. But, please do not continue using this drug if your symptoms persist or worsen. The goal is to be wise about diet and exerc ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
20 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
It seems my GI...: Buddies prefer esomeprazole but really it is what works best with your body, as with any medication.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
42 years experience in Podiatry
No: Tagamet (cimetidine) has been used with some positive benefits for difficult warts on the foot. I have not heard of using zantac (ranitidine) in this ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Protonix (pantoprazole): The most common side effects from taking Protonix (pantoprazole) are headaches, constipation, gas , and nausea. There is a long list of potential side ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Zantac (ranitidine): Nope, but it will calm your stomach down.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes...: Gaviscon is a good safe effective fast remedy for heartburn relief.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: It should help. If it does not you can try a PPI- proton pump inhibitor, ie omeprazole, lansoprazole. Hope it helps.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Norvell
20 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: It used to be thought that the addition of medications such as ranitidine or Famotidine may be helpful since they do block one of the histamine recept ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: It is usually very effective if taken every day.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience in Pediatrics
The answer...: ....To what will help with a distended abdomen depends entirely on the cause of the distention. Probiotics are helpful with a lot of digestive issues ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Leighton
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes indeed: yes
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: You can take it and should til you find out the cause , do see an allergist.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not exactly: Zantac (ranitidine) is an h2 (histamine) blocker that is typically used for ge (acid) reflux. However, it is commonly used to treat chronic hives in ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not more effective: Within the category of proton pump inhibitors. It is a more potent acid inhibitor than tums, zantac, Pepcid and cimetidine, but so are omeprazole, nex ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Pepcid (famotidine) long term: short answer - yes but my concern is given you age - why are you requiring either a proton pump inhibitor (prilosec) or an H2 blocker (pepcid) on a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Heartburn: It's likely heartburn but you should have a stress test to rule out a cardiac cause. GERD can be refractory in some people. Nissen fundoplication is a ... Read More
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