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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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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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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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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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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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Does taking a proton pump inhibitor like Nexium (esomeprazole) (40 mg day) greatly reduce the chance of bleeding from taking asprin daily?

Does taking a proton pump inhibitor like Nexium (esomeprazole) (40 mg day) greatly reduce the chance of bleeding from taking asprin daily?

Yes: initial studies showed pretty good effects.those were in people taking a LOT of aspirin like drugs. in people taking daily aspirin.... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24326741 maybe drugs like aspirin work 100% of the time ?!? looked really good.......... ...Read more

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What's the cost of tamoxifen or raloxifene?

What's the cost of tamoxifen or raloxifene?

I know tamoxifen is : Very cheap; I do not know raloxifene's cost, but it is less likley to cause bony demineralization, but is not as "tested" as tamoxifen as an anti-estrogen. ...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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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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Cost of colposcopy?

Cost of colposcopy?

Ask your doc: Or planned parenthood clinic, the price can really vary depending on who does it and what state and there will also be a charge from the patholgy lab. ...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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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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Cost of CT scan without health insurance? Any options for me?

Cost of CT scan without health insurance? Any options for me?

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 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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Zantac (Definition)

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