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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 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

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

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


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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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Been experiencing hiccups, burping and bad breath and acid reflux ? Solutions ? Prescribed proton pump inhibitors for acid reflux. Acid reflux is gone

Been experiencing hiccups, burping and bad breath and acid reflux ? Solutions ? Prescribed proton pump inhibitors for acid reflux. Acid reflux is gone

Careful on the long: Be careful with the a ppi as a 19 year old man. With prolonged use, they can cause rebounding (addiction) and seem to cause osteoporosis. Try using an h1 blocker like zantac (ranitidine) or pepcid. Give it a couple of weeks and see if it resolves. If it does not, follow up with your pcp. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux or overusing Zantac (ranitidine) cause spitting up blood?

Spitting up Blood: This is an emergency. You do realize that don't you? The problem is what is causing the acid reflux. What ever the cause of the acid reflux is getting worse...It is not getting better with zantac (ranitidine). You need immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Can anti-biotics stir up acid reflux ?

Yes: Some antibiotics can cause GI side effects. Best to discuss with the pharmacy and how best to take the meds-that is with food, milk, water etc. To possibly decrease any untoward side effects. ...Read more

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Can children use an anti acid like Tums (calcium carbonate) for frequent eructation with stomach contents coming in mouth?

Can children use an anti acid like Tums (calcium carbonate) for frequent eructation with stomach contents coming in mouth?

Tums (calcium carbonate): Yes Tums (calcium carbonate) would be safe. You do need to have your child checked for the cause of the eructations. See your doctor about an appointment and examinations to diagnosis the disorder. ...Read more

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Pre nissen, bile reflux 20 mg aciphex 2 daily. Post Nissen, gurgle and reduced reflux at night. Go back on non-responsive ppis, or is there an alternative?

Pre nissen, bile reflux 20 mg aciphex 2 daily.

Post Nissen, gurgle and reduced reflux at night. Go back on non-responsive ppis, or is there an alternative?

Reflux post nissen: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/804147_4 Post Nissen there are several causes . Gas venting , motility, recurrent reflux ( though many who feel like reflux do not have pH evidence of reflux) , would elevate head of bed at night( pillow under mattress) avoid smoking , alcohol, caffeine reflux triggers, eat small meals, check gastrin,gallbladder, consider reglan, ranitidine f/u /w /doc ...Read more

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Home remedies for gastroesophageal reflux like bicarb?

Home remedies for gastroesophageal reflux like bicarb?

Spasm: The esophagus is very muscular to move food from your mouth o your stomach . Sometimes these muscles cramp up into a spasm , which causes a severe pain . Please contact your primary provider to evaluate this further if it dosen't resolve soon . Avoid eating within 4 hours of bed . Elevate the head of the bed . Take antacids or Prilosec before bed ...Read more

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Help please! is burping up acid a sign of acid reflux?

Yes: Yes. Eat smaller meals before bed. Eat early. Do not have late meals just before bed. Have a medium sized apple for desert with your early dinner/supper. ...Read more

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Is popcorn bad for acid reflux?

Is popcorn bad for acid reflux?

Only when greasy: It would be the fat in popcorn which worsens reflux and not the popcorn per se unless you are eating buckets of them at a time. Smaller meals usually work better. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to take Prilosec in the morning and Zantac (ranitidine) at night for complete acid relief of GERD?

Is it recommended to take Prilosec in the morning and Zantac (ranitidine) at night for complete acid relief of GERD?

See your doctor.: If you are initially treating presumed acid reflux, Prilosec 20 mg once each morning about 20 minutes before eating any food is a good start. If it does not completely relieve your symptoms after two weeks, however, or if they recur after stopping the Prilosec, then I would seek out treatment long term through your family doctor. Anti-reflux measures are important too. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is Carafate (sucralfate) also good at healing esophageal damage from acid reflux?

Is Carafate (sucralfate) also good at healing esophageal damage from acid reflux?

No really: Carafate (sucralfate) is good at helping ulcers heal. If you have ulceration in your esophagus from acid reflux, then it might help. If you just have inflammation (aka "reflux esophagitis") then carafate (sucralfate) is generally a waste of time and money. It's really difficult to take (4 times per day) so I only advise my patients in whom I suspect ulcers to take carafate (sucralfate). ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Reflux (Definition)

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