A 45-year-old male asked:
pain in throat near vocal chords for 10 days when swallowing. i think it's due to gerd. ok to start taking prilosec without seeing a doctor first?
1 doctor answer
Dr. David Earle answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Ok to start a trial of this. If it doesn't work however, stop. Give it a couple weeks. If it does work, ok to stay on it for 3 months or so, then wean off. If symptoms return, restart the medication and see your doctor. Hope this helps!
Answered on Aug 9, 2015
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