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Can I Take More Than 2 Acid Reducers A Day
Possibly: In most cases, one can take more than 2 acid reducers per day. However, if you find the need to do so, consider following up with your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and to ensure something more serious is not occurring. ...Read more
See your MD instead: If you have not gotten the relief expected after a brief use of the recommended dose of this or any other medication for that matter, you really ought to go see your physician for a proper evaluation. Perhaps you have an ulcer in your esophagus or stomach, or perhaps it is the common infection h. Pylori, that is resistant to your meds. It may even be worse, like a stomach tumor (ugh). See md! ...Read more
Should be OK: Just slightly better acid reduction would be the after effects so I wouldn't worry. ...Read more
My Dr. wants me to take Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) at night because he said it is an acid blocker. Will this reduce acid build up at night? I spit up more in am.
All acid blockers : Should be taken in the morning on an empty stomach regardless of when your symptoms are because of how the work on the stomach pH. Taken at night they are least effective. Take a gaviscon in the morning in addition if you are still having problems. Maybe you need a gastroenterologist . ...Read more
Depends: Acid 'reducers' differ by type of agent, degree of suppression, onset of effect and side-effect profile. All have the potential for harm and may mask something serious. Only use for a short-time (< 2 weeks) before obtaining a firm diagnosis. And, even if prescribed, it is very important to understand the risks associated with their use. Do discuss with a GI md (gastroenterologist) if possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DGL: DGL is licorice w/an enzyme removed which could raise BP if taken over a long period of time. DGL is used as a natural replacement for acid blockers. It coats the stomach and esophagus. Peace and good health. If you are on an acid blocker and switch (ask doc first) you may have a rebound effect for a while. ...Read more
I'm feeling full all the time and its hard to take a deep breath. I have been on acid reducers but that doesn't help. And my stomach feels sick?
Need evaluation: If the medicine is not working and you have been on them long enough to give them time to work you should have an evaluation by a gastroenterologist to find the source. Are you not having round, hard stools or straining when you poop? Constipation could be a cause if not already talked about. ...Read more
What is best way to wean off nexium (esomeprazole)? Gastro said to go cold turkey. I've read that doesn't work. How many OTC acid reducers can I take to wean off nex
Good question: Because all ppi's such as nexium, (esomeprazole) is approved for short term use only. Long term use is associated with bad things like adeno carcinoma of esophagus. Why are you taking it in the first place? Did your GI specialist tell you the reason for your symptoms? All ppi's have the same mechanism of action, so you can try h2 blockers like zantac or antacids like maalox. ...Read more
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