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A 59-year-old female asked:

Can i take an h2 blocker with a proton pump inhibiter? i'm having trouble with a hiatal hernia, gerd, and sour stomach

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
Yes: Yes, but i would consult your doctor to treat the cause of the continuous heartburn.
Dr. Nicole Bressler
Dr. Nicole Bressleranswered
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Talk to Your Dr: You can take an h2 blocker with a ppi. Usually the ppi is taken in the morning before breakfast and the h2 blocker is taken at night. If you are already on a prescription ppi, talk to your dr because they may want to try a different dose, a different ppi or add an h2 blocker. If you do not have a prescription, see your dr about treatment options that can best help relieve your symptoms.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: No interaction between the two drug classes. If symptoms don't improve, need to see your doc to be reevaluated.
Dr. Matthew Lublin
General Surgery 25 years experience
Not the best idea: If your reflux is so severe that you need to be on both medicines, medicine may not be the best way to go. Symptoms of reflux shoudl go away with medicine. If they don't, surgical correction of your hiatal hernia may be necessary.

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