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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)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...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?

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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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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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

Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more


Dr. Austina Cho
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Upset Stomach (Definition)

Upset stomach is a general term describing any kind of abdominal discomfort. It may include cramping, pain, nausea, or a sense of needing to ...Read more