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Acid Reflux Symptoms Worsening On Prilosec
I take Prilosec and Zantac (ranitidine) for acid reflux problems, my symptoms r better(chest,etc)But when I take Prilosec it seems it gets hard for me to swallow.
GERD: Gerd can cause difficulty swallowing, so it is difficult from your description to tell whether you have insufficiently treated Gerd or if you're having a problem with the Prilosec itself. Your best bet would be to see the doctor who recommended the Prilosec to determine if you should switch medicines or if you need further evaluation. You can use the Zantac (ranitidine) and/or Tums in the meantime. Good luck. ...Read more
Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more
Sure, but...: Unless you have a known allergy or sensitivity to prilosec, then this drug is a very appropriate choice for gerd management. As proven effective and relatively safe as it may be (it has been commercially available in the usa since 1989), the drug is not meant for prn ("as needed") use--the drug reaches its optimal acid suppression after several days of daily use. ...Read more
Nope: Nothing is 100% in medicine. However, you can relieve your symptoms if taking the medicine properly. It's designed to be taken 30 min prior to the largest meal of the day. I usually tell my patients before the evening meal. Should be taken for only 3 months. If you still have problems after that time period, you may need a scope of your upper esophagus/stomach/duodenum. Aka egd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many choices of RX: Acid reflux is a chronic condition in most people. So it requires a change in lifestyle and medication to relieve symptoms. Your gastroenterologist can help you for the long term control. But there are many antacids of varying potencies and different costs which can stop the acid production like Pepcid or zantac (ranitidine) or neutralize acid like with mylanta or gelusil. Avid aspirin/advil / coffee and alcoh. ...Read more
Maybe: You can take the medication twice a day if necessary. You should also be evaluated by a GI specialist to see if you have a bacteria called h. Pylori that is worsening your reflux. This maybe treated with antibiotics if necessary. If these medications do not work and you have persistent reflux, surgical options are available. ...Read more
Please tell me how long it takes for omperprazole (prilosec) 40 mg to start working for acid reflux/lpr?
Few days/weeks: You might have improved symptoms wiithin days. ...Read more
How can I get a nagging acid reflux cough to go away? I am currently taking Prilosec 40mg, once a day, everyday.
PPI Rx: It appears that the Omeprazole is ineffective for you unless youare not taking it appropriately. It must be taken before anything is eaten in the morning or it losese 1/2 its effectiveness. If the symptoms still do not improve, I would recommend EGD be performed by a gastroenterologist ...Read more
Been taking prilosec for about a year for acid reflux. I was thinking about stopping and seeing whether it comes back or not. Is this a good/bad idea?
Acid reflux.: Most people with acid reflux require long-term medication, but if you're doing exceptionally well, it may be worth a trial of stopping it to see how you do. I would follow anti-reflux precautions well, and use antacids such as Tums (calcium carbonate) whenever you feel acid reflux. If your symptoms recur more than 3x per week, you probably need to be back on the medicine. I would discuss this with your G.I doc prior. ...Read more
Can losartan (cozaar) cause severe acid reflux. I already take Prilosec 2x/day it help a little. AR started after beginning cozaar?
Have acid reflux disease with Barrett's . My 30 mg x 2 daily lansprazole has stopped working. Can I switch to OTC Prilosec 40 mg x 2 daily and try it.
Reflux returned :/: Given your hx of Barrett's, you should schedule an appointment with your GI. S/he may need to look into why Lansoprazole stopped working. A scope may be indicated. Or s/he may increase your dose of Lansoprazole or add a second med. If Lansoprazole isn't working, it's not clear that Omeprazole would work. To avoid risk, however, the first step is to get in to your GI for an evaluation! ...Read more
I have a question about Prilosec and a upper endoscopy. If i take Prilosec and it stops my acid reflux, would i need to have a upper endoscopy since it might show no acid reflux damage. Other tests?
Good question: If your reflux has been long standing and you also have abdominal pain an endoscopy study is warranted to rule out tissue changes in your lower esophagus and to be sure you are not dealing with a cancer problem. Prilosec (omperazole) is a very good medication but it may also be covering up more than reflux discomfort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the difference between acid reflux and erosive acid reflux? I usually get chest pain if i don't eat within an hour of taking prilosec.
GERD: Acid reflux is the term describing spillage of stomach acid into the esophagus. Erosive acid reflux is spillage associated with superficial esophageal lining breaks (erosions). Erosive acid reflux may lead to ulcers that are deeper lesions that can cause pain and difficulty with food digestion. Erosions may be painful as well. ...Read more
Have acid reflux, always wake up 2xs middle of night with "hunger pains". Helps to eat something small. Take Prilosec qd & Zantac (ranitidine) prn. What else help?
MEAL PLANNING: Multiple daily small meals with bed time snack.Can try antacids available over the counter. ...Read more
Prilosec: Prilosec and similar medications tend to be better at preventing acid reflux than in treating it once it has already started. If you have only occasional heartburn, often the best treatment is good old-fashioned chewable antacids, such as Mylanta or Tums (calcium carbonate). If it is frequent, Prilosec might be helpful, but if it doesn't go away, you should see your doctor. Look up anti-reflux measures. Good luck. ...Read more
Besides acid reflux, are there side effects of stopping prilosec? Specifically related to bowel changes?
Definitely: Will cause increase in acid production. So will get more reflux symptoms than you used to have. This is called a rebound effect after stopping the med. I would titrate it down slowly. To avoid too much of an issue. It will regulate over time. May cause some GI upset mild loose stools but no long term effects ...Read more
Can honey help with acid reflux? Any suggestions? I can't take Prilosec made my blood pressure drop after taking it a year
Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more
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