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Dehydrocholic Acid Medication
Let me explain:
1- antacids, such as maalox, mylanta.
2- medications to reduce acid production (pepcid)
3- medications that block acid production and heal the esophagus. (prevacid (lansoprazole) 24hours).
4-prescription-strength h-2-receptor blockers. ( (tagamet)
5- prescription-strength proton pump inhibitors. (nexium)
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If omeprazole or other "proton pump inhibitor" drug class not work, talk to GI doc, rv proper use (take first thing a.m. followed by decent meal 30-60min later: don't skip breakfast or take w meal). Life style chgs e.g. avoid mint, coffee, alcohol, chocolate and smoking, no late snacks, decrease size of meals, weight reduce, avoid fatty foods. saliva may helps reduce symptoms. Happy to consult
You are taking medication for acid reflux and you also want to take acid, i.e, citric acid. Why do you want to take Citric acid?
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I have all the normal symptoms of acid reflux and jitters but I'm not responding to any of the medication. Could It be something else?
Could be: Classic gerd should respond to a bland low fat diet and taking a medication like prilosec or nexium (esomeprazole). You may have other disorders like esophageal spasm, eosinophilic esophagitis, bile reflux all of which aren't often helped by the above treatments. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you if your symptoms persist. ...Read more
I had high uric acid with heal pain. I took the medication but inspite of that pain is increasing. I changed the medication but the case became worse?
Affects absorption: Antacids often affect the absorption of other medications so they don't work as well. ...Read more
Daily vitamin: Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. Can help with anemia. ...Read more
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Safe, but antacids interfere with absorption & can lower efficacy of adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) as well as food. That is why it is recommended that Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) be taken on empty stomach. ...Read more
Alter feeds: Some reflux kids will improve with smaller, more frequent feedings & elevation of the head for at least a half hour after feeds. Thickening the feeds (cereal) also sometimes helps. Decades ago we suspended some of the worst on a wedge of foam in a parachute like harness that kept their head up. If all else fails u may get tired of baby crying about the heartburn & try the med. ...Read more
elevation may, in fact, be due to your skln problem!
Control the skin and the uric acid may normalize!!!
To control Psoriasis without medication often sunlight will help....and light therapy is also used
Suggest you consult with a Board Certified Dermatologist!!!
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Am I losing weight because of my acid reflux? And if I take my medication will I get my weight back?
My husband, 34 have 243 cholesterol and bp 100/120 and 8.0 uric acid. How to do normal everything? Any diet help? Any medication or exercise? Thanks
Pls suggest medication for high uric acid levels. Currently my uric acid lvl is at 6.68 & I am tkng Febutaz 40 on alternate day basis. Sgpt is 54.89.
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Diet and exercise.: While medicine might be needed for these, your first, best step is a healthy diet and good, porposeful exercise to get your body moving and to clear these up. Triglycerides are high due mainly to a diet high in fatty foods, like cheese and pastry, while uric acid can be high from protein intake and less hydration or genetically. If diet and exercise don't work, then see your dr. For meds. ...Read more
No: They is no medical reason to colon cleanse. It is medically unsound and potentially dangerous. ...Read more
How long does it take ppi to help acid reflux? I am having horrible days still on the medication.
How do I transition from omeprazol to melatonin for acid reflux. I take omeprazol in the morning. Also, does it interfer with any medications. Thanks.
Two different meds: Omeprazole is for Acid reflux and should be taken first thing in the morning on empty stomach, Melatonin is a sleep aid taken at bedtime. Omeprazole and others in the same class sometimes do affect the absorption of other medications. When in doubt, ask your doctor about a specific medication on your list. ...Read more
I gave my son his valporic acid medication and 1/2 hour later he through it up because of the flu. Should I be worries of him not getting a full dose?
Consider half dose: In such a situation, I generally wait a bit until the kids stomach is settled and repeat 1/3 the dose. If the vomit immediately, it would be a full dose. Sometimes having a kid suck on ice chips or chew a sugary gum will settle their stomach long enough to get a dose to stay down. ...Read more
What medication can I use to heal or cure acid reflux which will also cure esophagitis if I don't want surgery. Surgery scares me. Should I change diet?
OTC antacids: Prescription drugs- zantac tagamet Omeprazole Nexium (esomeprazole) etc would help reduce the acidity. Apples, bananas most veggies, egg white, low fat cheese etc could neutralize acidity. Avoid spicy foods, caffeine, soda, alcohol, lemon / oranges etc check link below for more info, . ...Read more
Hi doctor, I just recovered from pcos, I need to conceive (a girl). What medication do I need apart from golic acid and vit e 400mg?
Girl: Sorry but the drugs will not necessarily garantee you a girl. You have a 50 percent chance of conceiving a girl. ...Read more
Prilosec: 20 mg tab, 40 mg tabs available. Minimal symptoms 20mg daily enopugh. More symptoms 20 mg twice a day or 40 mg once a day. Also try fatty and fried foods, proper dietary habits, avoiding smoking, obesity, proper sleep and avoiding unneccesary nsaid- nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs like motrin, aleeve, Aspirin in excess help to reduce symptoms. ...Read more
Prolia: Both medications are anti-resorptive, meaning they prevent breakdown of your bone. Reclast (zoledronic acid) has been used for longer so has more side-effects that are known. It also can not be used if you have kidney problems. Prolia is an injection every 6 months (vs. 12 months with reclast). Both medications tend to be very well tolerated. ...Read more
An ACE INHIBITOR: Try an ACE INHIBITOR such as prendropril or lisinopril. But see a good nephrologist, kidney doctor, for monitoring polycystic kidney disease. Follow up with doctor is key and control blood pressure. People with polycystic kidney disease can also get liver and brain cysts. Therefore please ask doctor for a plan to watch out for those problems as well. ...Read more
After glycolic acid 50 chemical peel my face turned red and it's burned can you advice some medication.
See doc: The doctor that did procedure can give you treatment for this. ...Read more
How long does it take for acid reflux to cause an ulcer? I am very good about taking my medication as directed.
Acid reflux if treated properly with acid suppression therapy does not cause ulcers in esophagus. If left untreated over long period of time it may cause esophagitis, esophageal erosions;ulcers in esophagus
but acid reflux does not cause stomach ulcers, which are mostly caused by infection with h pylori a bacteria. ...Read more