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A 60-year-old female asked:

Bile reflux, taking carafate and 2 aciphex (rabeprazole).still have burning in gut.bland diet & small meals are not helping. what can i take to relieve? pepcid?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Bile reflux: Unfortunately bile reflux differs from acid reflux and is not usually helped by medications like prilosec, aciphex, (rabeprazole)nexium,pepcid,zantac,etc. Carafate May be helpful.Avoid greasy and fried foods. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to document the diagnosis and advise you.
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