A member asked:

Is it okay to take ppi and betaine hcl at the same time? i've been taking ppi for two month b/c of gerd and taking betaine hcl while i am having a meal. i am not sure if i can continue to take them both for a long time. also i have a mild gastritis?

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Dr. Richard Romano answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Betatine is thought to raise stomach acid , while a ppi is used to lower stomach acid. So, they do the opposite. Gastritis is often treated with ppi to allow the lining to heal by lowering the acidity. A good question is why do you have gastritis. I will venture to guess you may be taking other supplements prior to this irritating your stomach. See your doctor.

Answered Feb 5, 2021

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