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Cost Of Pepcid
A prescription of 1g Lovaza pills costs $50 Looking for a lesser expensive omega3 name brand OTC of equivalent purity to substitute. ?
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Nexium (esomeprazole): Proton pump inhibitors (ie Nexium (esomeprazole) among others) are potent medications that nicely reduce stomach acid. H2 blocker (ie zantac) are also acid reducers but much less effective. Most patients find better relief with Nexium (esomeprazole) compared to zantac. ...Read more
Is pepcid (famotidine) safe for everyday use? Thinking of switching from prilosec to pepcid (famotidine)
Pepcid (famotidine) long term: short answer - yes but my concern is given you age - why are you requiring either a proton pump inhibitor (prilosec) or an H2 blocker (pepcid) on a regular basis?? Assuming you have a medical condition requiring acid suppression - long term use may be appropriate. However, if you are taking it without a clear diagnosis - you need to be seen and evaluated to determine what is wrong. ...Read more
Possibly.: Pepcid (famotidine) is better for short term effect, quick relief. Prilosec is better at suppressing acid production if taken daily for a week or longer. If you need to use acid medications frequently you should consult with your doctor, since you may be suppressing something that needs to be diagnosed and addressed properly. ...Read more
They do different : Things. Both can be effective. Both have side effects. Consult your doc. ...Read more
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Can I take two 20mg nexium (esomeprazole) otc, instead of one 40mg prescription nexium (esomeprazole)? The cost difference is phenomenal.
Nexium (esomeprazole): yes certainly you can do that if cost is an issue ...Read more
Depending: Depending on the type of ct scan ordered, they can cost several thousand dollars. But the costs vary widely from place to place, so it would be good to shop around your area and ask each site what they charge for the scan you are considering. You would typically have 2 separate bills: one for the scan itself and a separate bill for the interpretation. The interpretation bill is much smaller. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid (lansoprazole) reduces acid production in the stomach and helps alleviate the discomforts from functional dyspepsia or gastroesophageal reflux. Its common adverse effects include constipation, diarrhea, headache, nausea and stomach pain. Reports have surfaced that hip fractures have been observed in those taking the medicine for long periods. ...Read more
Is 1200 mg of lithium carbonate / day an acceptable dosage for the treatment of bipolar? What are the risks of such a high dosage?
Level more important: The blood level is more important than the dose. The kidneys are the way the body gets rid of lithium. Ansaids like motrin, Aleve (naproxen) can double lithium levels at same dose. So can many blood pressure meds- so all your prescribers need to know you are on lithium to avoid interaction. 1200mg is a typical dose. Normal blood levels are betwn 0.5-1.0 , toxic is abover 1.2-1.5. I like <0.8. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Zantac (ranitidine): Cardiovascular changes in heart rate), central nervous system (dizziness, sedation, confusion, headache, anxiety, malaise, hallucinations) skin - rash endocrine: breast enlargement gi : nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain hepatitis joints: joint pain hematological : anemia, low platelet count, low white blood cell count, elevated kidney function test rare side effects vasculitis (vascular inflammati. ...Read more
Out of work in a cost cutting measure -considering switching from brand lamictal to generic lamortigine...Has any one had problems with generics?
Try the generic: I personally have not had patients have problems with the generic for lamictal, lamotrigine. The good thing is that you know how you should be feeling on the brand; if you don't think you feel the same, then you can switch back if necessary. Good luck and let us know how it goes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Between 150mg ranitidine and 20 mg pantaprazole, which is safest for lifetime maintenance of acid reflux?
Either: Rebound reflux is more common upon stopping a ppi, but both are considered safe with their own constellation of potential mild interactions with other medications. Ranitidine can cause mental confusion in the context of liver or kidney disease. PPI's can be associated with small increase risk GI infections and a decrease in vitamin/mineral absorption. Ranitidine slightly safer, but not as effectiv ...Read more