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Dexilant For Gastritis
I was prescribed Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 60 mg for 8 weeks to heal my gastritis. Should I be concerned about anything? Electrolyte abnormalities?
Not a concern: Generally speaking Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) for a short course of treatment should not cause electrolyte imbalance or any other problems. This medication blocks the acid production in your stomach. Acid is actually an important factor in digestion. So long term use, beyond 6-8 weeks should be monitored a bit more closely. It can reduce some vitamin levels and may affect long term bone density. ...Read more
Upgrade to dexlansoprazole 60mg. Can it help my antrum gastritis and duodenul tiny ulcer to heal faster than with the 30mg version?
I am taking Prilosec for gastritis. The GI dr started me on Dexilant (dexlansoprazole). Can I switch. Which one is more effective?
Both meds are good: Both Prilosec and Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) are effective medications but one may work better for you. Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is long acting prevacid which is thought to last longer in your system than Prilosec. If the GI doctor switched you because you were still having symptoms on Prilosec then Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) maybe a better choice ...Read more
Which is more effective Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) or omeprazole? Which is safer? Is atrophic gastritis risk with these high with long term use?
They are equivalent.: Both of these work equally well. However, some patients respond well to one and not the other, and sometimes trial and error is the only method to determine which medication is best for a particular patient. The risk of atrophic gastritis, although small, would be essentially equal for each of the medications. I would recommend returning to your gastroenterologist to discuss this. Good luck. ...Read more
Dr did a scope I have bad ulcer & gastritis will and can my ulcer heal I'm on Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and raditidine and on a bland diet, I'm so scared plz help?
I have acid reflux & mild gastritis--looking for best OTC med--am on Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) & Carafate (temp)...will be traveling & need convenience (no Carafate).
What is a good pill for gastritis I have tried omeprazole, Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and prevacid they help but not enough help?
I was recently diagnosed with severe gastritis and esophagitis two weeks ago. I began taking 60 mg of dexilant in the morning and using carafate to coat. My question is the dexilant is not working as well as I thought it would and am having horrible?
If: If the medications that have been prescribed for you are only partially effective, the problem should be reported to the prescribing physician. You may need a dosage adjustment, a change in medication, further studies, and/or referral to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Upper right c/p all day. H&p gastritis. 60mg dexilant/galviscon/asprin 500mg today. Onset moderate to severe llq after meal 1hr. No ins. When go 2 er?
I have been diagnosed with gastritis. Took Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) for 8 weeks, no help. Now I have gas/bloating and occasional diahrrea. Need some advice.
Endoscopy shows chronic gastritis due to acid. Have tried prescription Prilosec, Dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) and Protonix at max dosage. What would next step be?
Gastritis: Hi, it depends if you have infection with h pylori or not, if u do then Antibiotics treatment is the next step, if not then PPI and life style modification are the answer to ur problem, also u can try Mastic gum 500mg twice a day for 14 days, u can buy it from whole food store. ...Read more
My GI doc did an upper endo and I have gastritis. I have tried Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and omeprazole is there something better he can give me those don't work help?
Need to see doc: These drugs are fairly potent and represent the best we got. If they aren't improving your situation you should talk to doc so they an explore reasons. ...Read more
What can I use, along with Dexlansoprazole 60mg one time a day before breakfast, to help healing my mild antral gastritis and tiny duodenum ulcer?
H2 Blocker.: You can complement the efficacy of Dexlansoprazole with something like Pepcid or Zantac (ranitidine). The two types of medication reduce stomach acidity by different mechanisms, miso they complement each other well. If this doesn't do the trick, say in four weeks, see GI doctor for EGD and biopsies to rule out infection or acid secretory issue. ...Read more
What's the best alternative to Dexlansoprazole to treat a stomach antrum gastritis + duodenum tiny ulcer? Dexlansoprazole is too expensive here.
Dexslansoprazole is a member of the proton pump inhibitor class of medications which effectively reduce stomach acid.
Members of this class of medication with similar effect include omeprazole, lansoprazole, pantoprazole, rabiprexole. Esomeprazole, and deslansoprazole. ...Read more
If I have gastritis & im on Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) but I still have nausea, acid indigestion, etc. Does this mean Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is not working? Do I switch ppi's?
Depends...: ...Duration of treatment, dose of dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) inciting factors (ongoing NSAID use, tobacco, alcohol), likelihood of excessive acid production (e.g. Gastrinoma), risk factors (e.g. Prior ulcers, family history), biopsy results. Please provide your prescribing doctor with your response to these questions so he can best advise you. ...Read more
Stomach bug 6 weeks ago. Stomach burning. EGD neg gastritis & h pyroli. Was on 40 mg Protonix. Now on 60 mg Dexilant. Bland diet. Cause of burning?
Stomach burning: Do you experience heartburn or actual gerd? Dexilant is also a ppi like protonix. Occasionally reflux is due to reflux of bile and not acidic material, and in these cases, ppi's are usually ineffective. In addition to a bland diet, avoid fatty, fried or oily foods, alcohol, caffeine and nicotine to see if your symptoms resolve. ...Read more
Gastritis: Gastritis is a temporary state, and means inflammation of the stomach lining. Start with focusing on your diet, eliminate any foods that cause your stomach to hurt. Keep track of how you feel after meals in a diary. Many times using a acid suppressor medication like Nexium or Protonix on a regular schedule will result in cure over the next 4-6 weeks. Pepcid is another good option. Hang in there!! ...Read more
Gastritis: The treatment for gastritis depends on the cause. Gastritis is a generic term for inflammation of the stomach. Often this is from excessive stomach acid which can be treated effectively with antacids or acid blocking medications. Recommend physician evaluation if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Yes, gastritis can be cured permanently.
The key is to identify and address the cause.
One common cause is infection with H. Pylori bacteria. Successfully treating this can be a cure; natural therapies can help; see http://tinyurl. Com/zt5dfvk
In Chinese medicine it may be caused by excess liver heat and herbal treatments can correct.
I have also had success curing gastritis with homeopathy. ...Read more
Bland diet: Eat foods that have few additives and spices. Fruits, vegetables and grains are good sources of these. Avoid spicey, citrus and dense foods as they can further irritate the lining of the stomach. ...Read more
First, stop irritants such as alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, meds like advil (ibuprofen) or aspirin, carbonated beverages, fruit juices. Then eat a fiber-rich diet. Foods containing flavonoids, like apples, celery, cranberries (including cranberry juice), onions, garlic, and tea may stop the growth of h. Pylori, the bacteria that may be causing it.
Avoid high fat foods. ...Read more
Possibly at a mind/: Brain level which controls both stomach acid secretion & heart rate, second by second, 24/7. As embodied Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body creatures, sending over 1, 000, 000 orders/second brain to body, with similar feedback, what would one expect? ...Read more
What's the cause?: The suffix "itis" means "inflammation". The prefix "gastro" means "stomach." the term "gastritis" thus means an "inflamed stomach." the term is often used imprecisely to mean stomach upset, which can derive from both acid ; non-acid causes, slow emptying of the stomach, h.Pylori infection, atrophic ; hypersecretory problems. Start with acid blockers, diet modification, avoid alcohol/tobacco. ...Read more