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Dr. Al Hegab
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Axid (Overview)

Axid is a H2 receptor blocker which is a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug).


Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Carafate (sucralfate) vs axid?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Carafate (sucralfate) vs axid?

Personal decision: Carafate is brand of sucralfate which works by coating stomach lining. It is fda approved only for duodenal ulcers. Axid (nizatidine) is brand of h2 receptor blocker, all of which are now available otc. In addition to treating duodenal ulcers, Axid (nizatidine) is also approved for gerd (heartburn) & gastric ulcers, too. Choice depends upon what you need to treat as well as cost (insurance), dosing regimen & side effects. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Axid (Overview)

Axid is a H2 receptor blocker which is a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug).


Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Does axid work better than Zantac (ranitidine) does?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Does axid work better than Zantac (ranitidine) does?

In general or in you: Axid & Zantac (ranitidine) are 2 of many h2 blockers used to treat heartburn. As such, the manufacturer of Axid will tell you that Axid is better than zanac while the manufacturer of Zantac (ranitidine) will tell you differently (of course!). In large groups of patients, both are equally effective since they both work in same fashion. However, you may like one more than other (think of chevy vs dodge vs ford). ...Read more

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Possible protonix (pantoprazole). Pepcid, tagamet side effects?

Possible protonix (pantoprazole). Pepcid, tagamet side effects?

Many: But none terribly common or serious. Read the supplies information for each drug. ...Read more

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Is prevacid (lansoprazole) an antacid?

Is prevacid (lansoprazole) an antacid?

Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid is the branded equivalent of lansoprazole, an oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor (ppi) class of drugs. This is different from an antacid, which neutralizes the acid you've already produced. ...Read more

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Is Nexium (esomeprazole) an antacid?

Is Nexium (esomeprazole) an antacid?

No: Nexium (esomeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor. H2 Blockers (Zantac, Tagament) also reduce the amount of acid in your stomach and considered antacids. ...Read more

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Is aciphex (rabeprazole) same as prilosec?

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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Ranitidine hydrochloride and Nexium (esomeprazole) together?

Ranitidine hydrochloride and Nexium (esomeprazole) together?

Why?: What are you trying to treat? If your symptoms are not controlled with one drug, it is time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is Pepcid (famotidine) habit-forming?

Is Pepcid (famotidine) habit-forming?

No: But there are antacids that you should wean off to prevent rebound GERD. ...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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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Does expired Pepcid (famotidine) AC work?

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Pepcid (famotidine): Not advised to consume expired medications.

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Does Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) contain monoamine oxidase inhibitor?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Does Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) contain monoamine oxidase inhibitor?

Dexilant (dexlansoprazole): This is a proton pump inhibitor for treating gerd. It does not contain MAO inhibitor. ...Read more

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Is pantoprazole same as losec (omeprazole)?

Is pantoprazole same as losec (omeprazole)?

Similar: They both are in the class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors which lowers stomach acid. Each drug has its own side effects and different profile, but their goals are the same.. to lower stomach acid. They operate differently than histamine blockers such as zantac (ranitidine) ( Ranitidine) and pepsid ( famotidine). They are also different than antacids such as Maalox, and Mylanta. ...Read more

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Is nizatidine safe to take longer than 6weeks? Can I drink alcohol if on this medication?

Is nizatidine safe to take longer than 6weeks? Can I drink alcohol if on this medication?

Nizatidine > 6 Weeks: Nizatidine is generally safe to take for longer than 6 weeks. But, if you need to take it for 6 weeks or longer, your symptoms probably indicate that you should be under a doctor's care. If you're not, check in with your doctor. You can have an occasional drink, but alcohol will make your GI symptoms worse which is counter productive as to why you're taking the nizatidine. ...Read more

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Does axid work better than Zantac (ranitidine) does?

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In general or in you: Axid & Zantac (ranitidine) are 2 of many h2 blockers used to treat heartburn. As such, the manufacturer of Axid will tell you that Axid is better than zanac while the manufacturer of Zantac (ranitidine) will tell you differently (of course!). In large groups of patients, both are equally effective since they both work in same fashion. However, you may like one more than other (think of chevy vs dodge vs ford). ...Read more

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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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Does Zantac (ranitidine) 75 contain aluminum?

Does Zantac (ranitidine) 75 contain aluminum?

No.: Generic ranitidine is c13h22n4o3s . According to the manufacturer's website additional inactive ingredients in zantac include hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, synthetic red iron oxide, titanium dioxide, triacetin. There is no aluminum. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Nizatidine (Definition)

Nizatidine is a H2 receptor blocker which is a kind of ...Read more