A member asked:

Taking 40mg prescription prilosec daily and have breakthrough gerd which required zantac (ranitidine). do i need a new ppi?

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Maybe...: If you are following strict dietary and lifestyle modifications routinely recommended to patients with gerd and are compliant with taking your Nexium (esomeprazole) it may be time to either try a different ppi or double the dose of nexium (esomeprazole). 30 - 40% of patients with gerd will require a double dose of ppi for control of symptoms. Make sure you are followed by a GI specialist. Good luck!

Answered 9/28/2016



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