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Can Prilosec heal dyspepsia?

Can Prilosec heal dyspepsia?

Yes: It depends on what is causing dyspepsia. Some of that is acid related, in which Prilosec would help. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


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Can Prilosec heal dyspepsia or indigestion?

Can Prilosec heal dyspepsia or indigestion?

Yes.: Prilosec is a medication known as a proton pump inhibitor. It functions by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Acid is the irritant that can cause dyspepsia or indigestion, and removing or reducing this irritant can be helpful. However, it is best to see your doctor before starting this so that other possible causes to dyspepsia can be ruled out. ...Read more

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Pantoprazole vs. Omeprazole? Which is it best for non ulcer dyspepsia? Which is safest/less contraindications/side effects?

Pantoprazole vs. Omeprazole? Which is it best for non ulcer dyspepsia? Which is safest/less contraindications/side effects?

Depends.: These are the same class of medications and should theoretically work just the same. However different people tend to respond differently to them. You need to do a trial of each and see what makes you feel better (that would be the one that's best for you). It's kind of like what apple is best....depends on what your taste buds like...in this case it's what your dyspepsia likes. ...Read more

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Been on Prilosec for a while but I've been getting more indigestion lately even on it. Is there a better med I could take that's more effective?

Been on Prilosec for a while but I've been getting more indigestion lately even on it. Is there a better med I could take that's more effective?

Possibly: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)/ indigestion breaking through an adequate dose of a strong medication like Prilosec should prompt a visit to a Gastroenterologist. Sometimes a higher dose or a medication that provides a physical barrier, like Carafate, (sucralfate) can help, but the doctor will want to rule out ulcer, bacterial infection (helicobacter pylori) and other unusual problems like cancer. ...Read more

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Which meds is best to use Zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec for acid reflux (indigestion) in chest had it 4 month didn't kno wat it was until 2 days ago, HELP PLEASE?

Which meds is best to use Zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec for acid reflux (indigestion) in chest had it 4 month didn't kno wat it was until 2 days ago, HELP PLEASE?

See your Dr: Generally, a PPI like Prilosec is used under the circumstances you describe, but treatment options and decision making on these acute and chronic issues needs to made with your physician. ...Read more

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Dysphagia, ab pain&indigestion for 3mo. EGD hints linear furrows and biopsy found 1 eosinophil. 40mg prilosec per day isn't working. Any suggestions?

Dysphagia, ab pain&indigestion for 3mo. EGD hints linear furrows and biopsy found 1 eosinophil. 40mg prilosec per day isn't working. Any suggestions?

Needs repeat: At your age, will need repeating the biopsy in another month or so to be sure that your don't have eosinophilic esophagitis. I had a patient whom I suspected to have EoE despite two separate biopsies being negative. The 3rd one was the charm and he has responded to the 6-food elimination diet thus far. ...Read more

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I have heart burn and indigestion for while now. My food sometimes comes back up and lot of gases. I tried prilosec and it helps.

I have heart burn and indigestion for while now. My food sometimes comes back up and lot of gases. I tried prilosec and it helps.

Glad it helps: Good to know there is symptom relief! But you might want to really look at you diet/activity and other issues to prevent t if possible. Read a bit and see your Dr for exam and advice. There are good books and articles in big #s! Best! ...Read more

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How do I get rid of heartburn? For the past 2 weeks, My heartburn & stomach upset has been basically constant even though I take Prilosec most days.

How do I get rid of heartburn? For the past 2 weeks, My heartburn & stomach upset has been basically constant even though I take Prilosec most days.

Proper use of Antaci: We have many antacids that can relieve Heart burn. It is important to use the antacids properly in terms of dose (40mg is better than 20mg, check which dose are you taking?). The benefit of drugs like Prilosec lasts only for 24 hours, so you have to take it daily...otherwise you will have incomplete relief. To make it more effective, take it 1 or 2 hours before dinner time. Cut down on fried foods. ...Read more

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Hard labor and change in diet. 50lbs weight loss just shy of a year. Frequent constipation and indigestion. Trial of Prilosec OTC was useless. Ulcer?

Hard labor and change in diet. 50lbs weight loss just shy of a year. Frequent constipation and indigestion. Trial of Prilosec OTC was useless. Ulcer?

Fiber and hydration: Just over 2 lb per month weight loss is good but set reasonable target weights below 95th percentile but above your height percentile. Ensure adequate hydration, fiber and vitamin intake. A psyllium-based product at recommended dose before meals with water would suffice. ...Read more

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Since last yr I have been having trouble sleeping due to bloating, gas & indigestion. Simethicone does not help. I have IBS and take Prilosec for hb.?

Since last yr I have been having trouble sleeping due to bloating, gas & indigestion. Simethicone does not help. I have IBS and take Prilosec for hb.?

IBS care: Treating your ibs starts with adequate fiber in your diet in natural or supplement form. Then you should add some probiotics - lactobacillus/acidophilus in whatever form is available. You should keep a diary of foods that are more irritating to you. Consider having your doctor test you for food allergies. Manage your stress and consider checking with your doctor about other prescriptions. ...Read more

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I took Prilosec treatment for heartburn. Is that the best?

A good medicine: Prilosec=original purple pill. It belongs to the proton-pump inhibitor class, such as nexium, prevacid, protonix, aciphex, (rabeprazole) dexilant--there are minor differences but efficacy is about same. The best one of these is the one that works for you without significant side effect and affordable to you. If it is not working, consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and starting to show symptoms of heartburn. Would Prilosec work?

I'm 21 and starting to show symptoms of heartburn. Would Prilosec work?

Most likely: It can take up to a week to show improvement, so may need maalox or other liquid antacid for when symptoms bad at first. If not improving by 10 days, should see your dr. ...Read more

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I took Prilosec and protonix (pantoprazole) I still have heartburn it's not going away what else can I take?

See MD: Sounds like you may have gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease). This is when gastric contents goes up into your esophagus causing burning. If not treated right it can cause inflammation in your esophagus, ulcers, and worse cancer. Your md may want to do an endoscopy (a camera placed down your throat) to see any damage. Elevating the head of your bed, no coffee, alcohol, fats, & smoking will help. ...Read more

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How to wean off prilosec without causing horrible heartburn. Its no longer working for me and want off it. Please help!

Different questions: The way I read the question is that Prilosec is no longer providing relief and you would like to try something else, maybe stronger. Meds in the same class that may work better are Lansoprazole, Pantoprazole or Esomeprazole. The most important thing is that your treating physician should be aware of your symptoms. Depending on previous work up and detailed history you may need a repeat endoscopy. ...Read more

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I've taken prilosec otc for my frequent heartburn for over a year. Should I have my magnesium levels checked before I continue taking it?

I've taken prilosec otc for my frequent heartburn for over a year. Should I have my magnesium levels checked before I continue taking it?

Prilosec: I am not aware of prilosec causing magnesium or electrolyte deficiencies in the absence of vomiting or diarrhea, but your gastroenterologist or your pharmacist may have more information about this. Nevertheless if your heartburn is not effectively controlled, an evaluation by a gastroenterologist is advisable for both diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why do I have heartburn yesterday & today, if I only missed 1 Prilosec dose this week? Ate spaghetti on 1day I missed, but why else would I have it?

Why do I have heartburn yesterday & today, if I only missed 1 Prilosec dose this week? Ate spaghetti on 1day I missed, but why else would I have it?

Acid reflux: You have acid reflux. The common risk factors are eating large meals or lying down right after a meal, being overweight or obese, smoking, citrus fruits, and drinking certain beverages, such as alcohol, carbonated drinks, coffee, or tea. Treatment includes avoiding trigger factors, not eating at least 2 to 3 hours before lying down. losing weight and taking antireflux medications. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and showing symptoms of heartburn, would Prilosec work?

I'm 21 and showing symptoms of heartburn, would Prilosec work?

Most likely would.: Some other things you can do to improve your heartburn follow. Elevate head of bed, avoid tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoid meals late at night, wait at least 3 hrs after a meal to lie down, eat smaller meals, maintain a healthy body weight, avoid smoking, avoid alcohol, coffee, tea, caffeine & carbonated beverages. Try acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation exercises. See if ...Read more

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Upset Stomach (Definition)

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Omeprazole (Definition)

Omeprazole is the generic equivalent of prilosec, the first oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor ...Read more