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Cost Of Ranitidine
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
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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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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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Depends who answers: Prevacid (http://www.drugs.com/prevacid.html) is a brand of generic lansoprazole. Most original versions of drugs are 50:50 mix of mirror images. In other words, they come in right AND left hand versions. Some manufacturers have learned to separate active version (sometimes right, other times left) from inactive one. Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) (http://www.drugs.com/mtm/dexilant.html) is active right hand version. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is safest med to treat acid reflux? Feel hungry all the time. Was on prevacid x1yr now only use Zantac (ranitidine) prn. Scared of ppi's. L-glutamine? Malox?
Acid Reflux Disease: Hello utah.... It is always quite surprising to have these questions come up. The question that is never asked is what is causing my reflux and ho;w do I over come it? Have you considered why you have reflux and discussed with your physician ways to get to a place that is healthier? How is your diet? Your weight? Do you eat too many sugars or carbohydrates in a day? ...Read more