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Does Zantac (ranitidine) works for acid reflux? Would you recommend Zantac (ranitidine) for acid reflux?

Does Zantac (ranitidine) works for acid reflux? Would you recommend Zantac (ranitidine) for acid reflux?

Zantac (ranitidine) works 4 GERD: Zantac (ranitidine) was the leading drug in the world when introduced in the early 1980's to treat indigestion. Conventional prescription doses were 300mg twice daily. The drug is effective in suppressing acid, but when used longterm can promote tolerance (so that larger doses are needed over time to block acid). Current over-the-counter dosing is 75mgs. Take along with behavior & diet aimed at reducing gerd. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). It becomes a disease(GERD) when it causes organ damage (inflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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Is omeprazole better than pantoprazole for acid reflux?

Is omeprazole better than pantoprazole for acid reflux?

It seems my GI...: Buddies prefer esomeprazole but really it is what works best with your body, as with any medication. ...Read more

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Can you take both Prilosec and Zantac (ranitidine) for acid reflux?

Can you take both Prilosec and Zantac (ranitidine) for acid reflux?

Gerd: These medications have differing mechanisms of action and usually it's not necessary to take them together although I don't think it is harmful to do so. Zantac (ranitidine) has a quicker onset of action and thus relieves heartburn quicker, but overall, taking prilosec daily is more effective for most patients but should there be breakthrough heartburn, taking a zantac (ranitidine) in addition for quick relief may help. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) 75 good for acid reflux?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) 75 good for acid reflux?

Zantac (ranitidine) and GERD: Hi yes, if it works. But, please do not continue using this drug if your symptoms persist or worsen. The goal is to be wise about diet and exercise and weight and the types of calories you consume so that you do not have gerd at your young age that persists month after month. Cigarrettes, chocolate, red wine and caffeine can all make gerd worse. ...Read more

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Is pantoprazole effective for gastritis?

Is pantoprazole effective for gastritis?

Generally yes...: Pantoprazole (generic protonix) is a member of the class of agents known as "proton pump inhibitors" (ppi's). Others in the class include: Prilosec (omeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole), aciphex, nexium, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) zegerid. All will block acid production in the stomach. Protonix works if your gastritis is peptic (e.g. Acid-mediated) and not related to bile injury, caustic ingestion, infection. ...Read more

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Side effects of protonix (pantoprazole) for reflux or heartburn pains?

Side effects of protonix (pantoprazole) for reflux or heartburn pains?

Protonix (pantoprazole): The most common side effects from taking Protonix (pantoprazole) are headaches, constipation, gas , and nausea. There is a long list of potential side effects that are really rather rare but these are the ones I have seen in clinical practice. Occasionally someone will have diarrhea or abdominal pain as well. ...Read more

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Bile reflux-acid reflux, being treated for acid reflux 40mg Pepcid (famotidine) and 40mg pantaprozole each 2/aday. But symtoms of bile reflux..Wrong meds?

Bile or acid reflux?: If you have acid reflux disease and are having symptoms despite high dose acid-reducers and acid-blockers, then either your reflux is more severe and other treatment options should be considered, or the reflux is not acid-related but possibly gall bladder/liver related. ...Read more

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Is prevacid (lansoprazole) more effective thanother heartburn meds?

Is prevacid (lansoprazole) more effective thanother heartburn meds?

Not more effective: Within the category of proton pump inhibitors. It is a more potent acid inhibitor than tums, zantac, Pepcid and cimetidine, but so are omeprazole, nexium, (esomeprazole) protonix, etc. Ultimately, it is about which one works the best for you. ...Read more

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Which proton-pump inhibitor is best? Nexium, (esomeprazole) Prilosec, or Prevacid and why?

Which proton-pump inhibitor is best? Nexium, (esomeprazole) Prilosec, or Prevacid and why?

None!: The plethorta of side effects of these drugs has only become evident. Nutritional deficiencies, osteoporosis, chronic kidney issues, and acelerated heart disease. They should be short term. H2 blockers are a preferred treatment! ...Read more

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Is Omeprazol a heartburn medication?

Omeprazol: Omeprazole (Prilosec OTC) is a Proton-Pump inhibitor. It can be used in the treatment of heartburn, ulcers, & gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). ...Read more

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Prilosec vs Pepcid (famotidine) vs probiotics for distended stomach?

The answer...: ....To what will help with a distended abdomen depends entirely on the cause of the distention. Probiotics are helpful with a lot of digestive issues, if you take them regularly. The two meds you mention reduce stomach acid and are unlikely to help with distention. If this is happening often, look to your diet for a solution. This problem is often diet related. ...Read more

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Which is better, Nexium or dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

Which is better, Nexium or dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

PPI Choices: Nexium, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) protonix, prilosec, Omeprazole are all in the family called proton pump inhibitors or ppis. In theory, all of these drugs should work equally well and most hospitals stock only one and interchange them. However, occasionally, there is the rare patient that responds to one better than others in the same ppi class. However, i consider the drugs therapeutically equivalent. ...Read more

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Duration&dosage of treatment of nonerosive reflux esophagitis? Have taken protonix 2x20MG for a month, still feeling acid, want to switch to Nexium (esomeprazole).

Duration&dosage of treatment of nonerosive reflux esophagitis? Have taken protonix 2x20MG for a month, still feeling acid, want to switch to Nexium (esomeprazole).

May be warranted.: If you were diagnosed with nonerosive esophagitis and protonix does not seem to be taking care of the symptoms after taking it regularly for a month, it may be appropriate to switch to a different PPI such as Nexium (esomeprazole). I would recommend continuing antireflux measures and returning to see your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is aciphex (rabeprazole) same as prilosec?

Yes and No: Both Aciphex (rabeprazole) and Prilosec are strong acid blockers in a drug category called proton pump inhibitors. They are chemically different and have different metabolism; therefore, they are different. ...Read more

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Is there a drug most beneficial for treating gastritis?On nexium (esomeprazole) for reflux/cough for 3 mos which went away but now have mild gastritis. Nexium (esomeprazole) cause?

Is there a drug most beneficial for treating gastritis?On nexium (esomeprazole) for reflux/cough for 3 mos which went away but now have mild gastritis. Nexium (esomeprazole) cause?

Gastritis: Nexium (esomeprazole) is quite effective treatment for gastritis and it generally causes healing after only a few weeks in most cases unless there is achlorhydria(lack of stomach acid) from the beginning. I'm not aware of nexium (esomeprazole) or ppi's causing cases of classic gastritis. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate you for diagnosis and treatment. A gastroscopy may be done if the diagnosis is in doubt ...Read more

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Chronic inflamation after treated for h pylori.Pain lasts All Day.radiatesto back.stomach fullness, bloating, heart burn.on Nexium (esomeprazole) and carafate.no btr?

Chronic inflamation after treated for h pylori.Pain lasts All Day.radiatesto back.stomach fullness, bloating, heart burn.on Nexium (esomeprazole) and carafate.no btr?

See your gastro Md: With continued discomfort while on Nexium (esomeprazole) you must seek further medical help as you may have an ulcer which could bleed. In the meantime please avoid citrus and spicy foods esp tomato based productd and juices. Also avoid alcohol and caffeine. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more