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Which is better for gastritis; 150 mg of Zantac or Nexium (esomeprazole) of 40 mg?

Which is better for gastritis; 150 mg of Zantac or Nexium (esomeprazole) of 40 mg?

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

Dr. Sanjay Talati
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Ranitidine (Definition)

Treats and prevents heartburn with acid indigestion. Also treats stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid (such as zollinger-ellison syndrome). This medicine ...Read more


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Is anti-glare worth the cost of glasses?

Is anti-glare worth the cost of glasses?

Generally yes: Depending on your symptoms and occupation, studies have shown a subjective preference for anti reflective coated lenses/anti glare glasses when used by patients engaged in a visually demanding occupations. See [email protected] for references & more information. ...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. ?

A prescription of 1g Lovaza pills costs $50 Looking for a lesser expensive omega3 name brand OTC of equivalent purity to substitute. ?

Fish oil: great ? i feel Lovaza is way over priced. Fish oil is mainly indicated for really high triglycerides and its role for primary prevention of heart disease is unclear. I would ask your local pharmacist for a recommended brand of omega 3--and try to take 1-2 grams a day ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Zantac (ranitidine) (ranatidine)?

What are the side effects of Zantac (ranitidine) (ranatidine)?

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

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What are the concerns of prevacid (lansoprazole) use?

Prevacid (lansoprazole): The concerns would be if you are on it long term. Calcium, iron, magnesium, B12 should be monitored and supplemented if needed. ...Read more

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Between 150mg ranitidine and 20 mg pantaprazole, which is safest for lifetime maintenance of acid reflux?

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

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Pepcid (famotidine) AC vs. Prilosec for gerd? Any advantage to one or the other?

Pepcid (famotidine) AC vs. Prilosec for gerd?  Any advantage to one or the other?

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

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What are the medical effects of prevacid (lansoprazole)?

What are the medical effects of prevacid (lansoprazole)?

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

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Is pepcid (famotidine) safe for everyday use? Thinking of switching from prilosec to pepcid (famotidine)

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

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Is 450mg of Zantac (ranitidine) bad?

Probably not: It is higher than the recommended maximum daily dose of 300 mg but it should not present any major issues. ...Read more

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What is the cost of Accutane without insurance?

Around $500/month: Depending on your area and what pharmacy you use, you should expect to pay somewhere around $500 a month for Isotretinoin (generic of accutane). ...Read more

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Whats the price of acyclovir, without any kind of insurance?

Whats the price of acyclovir, without any kind of insurance?

You can use: Pharmacy Checker . com to get an idea of prices at different pharmacies. https://www.pharmacychecker.com/generic/acyclovir-prices ...Read more

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Is 1200 mg of lithium carbonate / day an acceptable dosage for the treatment of bipolar? What are the risks of such a high dosage?

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 more

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Is Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 30mg the same potincy as Prevacid 30mg?

Is Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 30mg the same potincy as Prevacid 30mg?

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 more

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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?

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

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Cost of doing of allergen immunotherapy per year?

Cost of doing of allergen immunotherapy per year?

Varied: Really depends on your insurance coverage. Studies have shown that is definitely a cost savings over five years when taken into account medications not needed and secondary effects such as decreased infections and asthma exacerbations. ...Read more

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Zantac (Definition)

Zantac is a H2 receptor blocker which is a kind of ...Read more