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A 74-year-old female asked:

Had endoscopy and all biopsy came back beign. stomach lining very inflamed. taking protonix twice a day and prescription pepcid at bed time for gastritis . feel really good one day not so good the next how long feeling this way?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
I'm not sure that you need the pepcid. How about taking a liquid antacid like maalox or gelusil 1/2 hour after meals and at bedtime? Avoid spicy foods, caffeine, alcohol,aspirin,and anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen or naproxen. A different ppi, such as nexium, could be tried if not improved after a few weeks. Your gastroenterologist is best to advise you, however.

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