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Can Pepcid Help Lpr
See below.: You cannot be allergic to alcohol - that is impossible. You can only be allergic to things that have proteins. Alcohol chemically has no proteins. You may be sensitive to alcohol. For example, it may give you heart burn. If that is the case, Pepcid (famotidine) may help but i would not advise that. Rather, i'd advise not using alcohol at all or limiting the amount and frequency so it doesn't affect you longer. ...Read more
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Yes: Try it for 4 wks if not better get a specialist. ...Read more
Sure: Ranitidine (Zantac (ranitidine)) can help with the symptoms of GERD. Excessive belching is a symptom of GERD. However, if you have no relief from belching after using Zantac (ranitidine) for a week or two, please consider other causes for belching like indigestion, hiatal hernia, H. Pylori infection/gastritis, or even IBS. Antacids can help with indigestion. Follow up with your internist/GI doc if symptoms worsen. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do the ppi's such as Nexium (esomeprazole) and other prescription ppi's work to help laryngopharyngeal reflux?
Have you tried using: Milk and milk products have a soothing effect and provide temporary relief from acid reflux. These are old fashioned recipes from the past when good antacid medicines were not available. Now that there are many good antacids that can stop acid production you can find much better relief with medicines like Zantac, (ranitidine) Pepcid and Omeprazole (Nexium). You should try one of these for 4 wks to see benefit ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends on cause: Gerd (movement of stomach contents into esophagus) can result from: 1) inappropriate relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter, gastroparesis (sluggish stomach emptying, partial gastric outlet obstruction), ineffective esophageal peristalsis, inadequate salivary production. Limit consumption of: caffeine & fizzy drinks, dietary fats, tomato products, chocolate, tobacco, alcohol, bedtime snacks. ...Read more
Prilosec for 15yrs,weaned off cause benign gastric polyps. Tried pepcid, Zantac (ranitidine) didn't help reflux. Safe to go back to Prilosec which I know helps me.
Gastric polyps: Benign gastric polyps are common in patients on long-term Prilosec. As the name suggests, they are benign and do not cause long-term issues. If you are unable to control your reflux with any medicines besides Prilosec, then it would likely be safe for you to go back on it. You should discuss this with your gastroenterologist before making the change. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes...: If treating heartburn/reflux esophagitis, Gaviscon or generic equivalent ("compare with Gaviscon") is a good choice. Gaviscon taken after meals and at bedtime, when combined with a proton pump inhibitor such as omeprazole (Prilosec) or esomeprazole (Nexium) once daily, can be more effective than either alone. ...Read more
What can I do for GERD that won't respond to omeprazole, carafate, (sucralfate) Tums or gasx. No delayed emptyor h pylori, have gastritis esophagitis. Help in pain?
Diet: Since you do not smoke or drink alcohol, you may need to revisit your diet (no caffeine) and eliminate all foods that make the gerd symptoms worse. If you have already done that and you are having symptoms that cannot be controlled with medications, you may need to seek a surgical consult for gastric fundoplication or depending on the anatomy of your esophagus another procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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