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A 18-year-old male asked:

i am on 1 month course lansoprazole for gerd, if i drink alcohol while taking will medication still work ? is it bad idea ?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
It should work, but.: I notice in your description of you that you don't drink alcohol - what changed? Often people w/ GERD pay a pain price from drinking. Some don't, but please do be very moderate! That's always a good idea, but especialkly true if you have chronic conditions. Enjoy a balanced life and it should be okay. If it hurts, don't do it. Best!
Dr. David Vanderkin
Radiology 36 years experience
Bad idea: alcohol aggravates the lining of the esophagus and stomach causes more irritaion

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