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A 63-year-old female asked:

diagx gerd/ulcers 10 mos ago.heartburn for 6 days after eating sweet/sour chicken. no relief with prilosec or zantac.cant take nexium (esomeprazole). what can i do.

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Carafate (sucralfate): Hi Maria, since your symptoms have been unresponsive to your usual regimen, your doctor should be notified. Carafate (sucralfate) is a medication that may be considered for you, as it will coat any new or unresolved ulcers and help them heal faster.

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