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47 yr, anxiety, panic attacks, ibs, gerd belching, just started took braggs vinegar a few times and previcad for 13 days. prevacid (lansoprazole) did not work. why?

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Dr. Gregory Seagraves
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Stop the vinegar: Since vinegar is acidic, using it may not help you neutralize the stomach acid. In addition, Prevacid (lansoprazole) is degraded rapidly in an acidic environment. This is the reason the contents of a Prevacid (lansoprazole) capsule contains microbeeded technology to protect the active ingredient from stomach acid. Adding more acid, vinegar, may overwhelm this technology and render the prevaid less effective.

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