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Escitalopram And Heartburn
If you have chronic heartburn and you are taking lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg, lamotrogine 200 mg and seroquel 50 mg, can this medocation make heartburn worst?
Heartburn: Any of them is possible, more sowith the first two. Try taking them on a full stomach. ...Read more
Yes: These two medicines can be used together and still get a good effect of both. ...Read more
If I was getting an allergic reaction to escitalopram and the Doctor & I decided to increase to 20mg (was 10) can I get a bad taste of heartburn. Do?
Side effect: Usually an allergic reaction involves swelling, itching, redness or bumps on your face or body. It may cause watery eyes, runny nose and less frequently may cause nausea or diarrhea. In severe cases, a person's blood vessels could dilate to the point of going into shock. This is an emergency and you should call 911 if you feel dizzy or faint. Most likely you are having a side effect to the med. ...Read more
Diagnosed with anxiety derpession, heartburn taking lexapro, (escitalopram) seroquel lamotrigine and pantoprozole 40 and ranitidine 150 but stil have burning why?
A referral to a gastroenterologist may be necessary to rule out physiological/anatomical causes such as hiatal hernia or low muscle tone as the causes of intractable heartburn.
You should also be aware that many psychotropic medications can cause or exacerbate heartburn in a small number of individuals.
FYI, tricyclic antidepressants have H2 receptor blocking actions (similar to ranitidine). ...Read more
Taking Prilosec 20mg and Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg for a week. Gas and heartburn symptoms. After spinach and pizza last night had yellow to orange soft stools but not diarrhea. Is this serious?
I have GAD. If I took alls seltzer acid and heart burn relief with my Lexapro (escitalopram), (escitalopram) would that cause issues? I'm on the generic Lexapro (escitalopram).
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I have been diagnosed GERD & I get heartburns almost once a week. I usually take a Pantoprezole tablet then - is it safe to take it so often?
Talk to doc but:
First you need to take the Pantoprazole 30-60 mins before your first meal of the day. There is also concern that chronic use of this type of drug increases the risk in getting pneumonia and possibly traveler's diarrhea.
If taken only when heartburn starts, then a Histamine 2 reverse agonist (Pepcid, Zantac) may be more appropriate. ...Read more
Studies have shown:
That the differential diagnosis of heartburn symptoms is quite broad, but according to Dr. Harmon and others in Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology, there are five major causes:
Medications, functional dyspepsia, GERD, peptic ulcer disease, and cancer.
GERD may have no symptoms of heartburn whatsoever. Here is a review to read: http://tinyurl. Com/nqnv9qr ...Read more
Heartburn: Approaches to heartburn include: elevating the head of the bed, not wearing tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoiding meals late at night, waiting at least 3 hours after a meal to lie down, not allowing body weight to be excessive, not smoking, acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation and medications such as antacids, Proton pump inhibitors or H-2- receptor antagonists. ...Read more
Prevent/Control GERD: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, zegerid). See a GI doctor if persistent. ...Read more
GERD FLARES ASTHMA: GERD symptoms Flare asthma/You need a full exam and blood work. Especial screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori. Empiric trial of Zantac vs nexium (esomeprazole), if symptoms persist baseline EGD. While you are getting these items checked out you should ditch to a gluten free high fiber diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com. Also asthma EVAL and monitor PEF ...Read more