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Esomeprazole Capsules Vs Tablets
Good question: Supposedly, capsule is better to comfort your stomach since tablet has some irritating property to your gi. But in real world i didn't see much of the difference. Tablet can be cut in halves to lower the dose. ...Read more
Ppi dosing: The maximum doses of each ppi are equipotent in reducing acid. Going higher than these doses impart no greater benefit and should not be exceeded. Prilosec/omeprazole: 20 BID. Prevacid/lansoprazole:30 BID. Nexium/esomeprazole:40 bid. Protonix/pantoprazole: 40 bid.Aciphex/rabeprazole:20 bid.Zegerid 40 daily. and Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 60 daily. So to answer Dexilant (dexlansoprazole)60=omeprazole40, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gel vs Oral: Tiloket is a gel or capsule form of Ketoprofen the gel form will work better for localized areas of pain and possibly result in less side effects or organ damage since it is not ingested thus less of the drug is systemic. The oral form is a better choice if you have diffuse pain. The oral tiloket and Ketoprofen are fairly similar. Ketoprofen is a NSAID similar to alleve. ...Read more
Is taking two 15 mg of Prevacid (lansoprazole) the same as taking a 30 mg Prevacid (lansoprazole) prescription strength?
Yes: yes , may only need 15 mg, not much benefit of more. ...Read more
Is it safe to take sertraline 50 mg tablets, oxycodone/acetaminophen 10/325 mg tablets, and dexamethasone 4 mg tablets together?
Risk: Every medication has risk. Nobody can guarantee that you won't have side effect or be injured by any medication you take. If your doctor prescribes these medications for you after knowing your condition, then that means he/she feels the possible benefit outweighs the risk. You have to decide whether you agree with your doctor or not. ...Read more
The answer...: ....To what will help with a distended abdomen depends entirely on the cause of the distention. Probiotics are helpful with a lot of digestive issues, if you take them regularly. The two meds you mention reduce stomach acid and are unlikely to help with distention. If this is happening often, look to your diet for a solution. This problem is often diet related. ...Read more
Doc prescribed Carafate for my gastritis. I'm taking propranolol, synthroid, omeprazole, amitiza, (lubiprostone) fish oil, multi vitamin daily. Any interactions?
Depends.: Centrophenoxine reverses lipofuscin ,beta-amyloid pigmentation as well as an antioxidant while Meclofenoxate belongs to the family of NSAIDs and blocks enzymes that make prostaglandins responsible for inflammation,pain and fever. So depending on what you want treated, both are good choices with different target symptoms. ...Read more
Here are some...: Both Amiodarone and ramipril are used for irregular heart beat and high blood pressure, and antihistamine, theoretically, should not have direct adverse side effects with the above both drugs. But, as we age, our functional reserve declines so becoming more vulnerable to additive effects from multiple drug use. Hence, ask your doc first so to minimize unwanted side effects. ...Read more
Not recommended: There is no medical evidence that taking edta is useful for any cardiovascular disease. It should be used only under medical supervision for problems of heavy metal overload or poisoning. ...Read more
What are the results of tramadol hydrochloride/diclofenic sodium enteric coated tablets/ entrocalm loperamide capsules o/d?
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Slight difference: The iron bisglycinate is different form of iron from ferrous sulfate but when studies have been done there is not that much difference in the outcomes but the studies vary a great deal. Some studies show half the amount equals the ferrous sulfate so 175 mg of iron bisglycinate could do the same as 325mg of ferrous sulfate. However both will help iron deficiency. This not proven standard. Hope help ...Read more
Yes, they can: they should be taken 4 hours apart. ...Read more
Can I take two 20mg nexium (esomeprazole) otc, instead of one 40mg prescription nexium (esomeprazole)? The cost difference is phenomenal.
Nexium (esomeprazole): yes certainly you can do that if cost is an issue ...Read more
Consult doctor: It is prudent to consult your doctor who prescribed sertraline. Pharmaton will not do you any good, if you are taking regular mixed diet. You may, if you wish, take regular multivitamins without other supplements. 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. 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. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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