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Flucloxacillin Side Effects Heartburn
Ranitidine: Although it is possible for any drug to have side effects, ranitidine is one of the more safe drugs in use these days. Most people who require ranitidine long term for acid reflux do not suffer any adverse effects. If you notice any symptoms that you think may be due to your medication, you should contact your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
What are the side effects of gardasil? Contraindications? I have GERD and average of 120/80-130/90 bp.
Sir, I am arun, sufferer of Severe GERD. Your answer would helpful for me. Does DGL Cause any side effects? How long I expect to heal GERD?
GERD: The common risk factors are eating large meals or lying down right after a meal, being overweight or obese, smoking, citrus fruits, and drinking certain beverages, such as alcohol, carbonated drinks, coffee, or tea. Treatment includes avoiding trigger factors, not eating at least 2 to 3 hours before lying down. losing weight and taking antireflux medications. Discuss NIssen funduplication with Doc ...Read more
Taking nexsium and levosulphride for 6 months now for GERD. How long it will take to cure my GERD and does this have any side effects in long term use?
GERD: Hi, I have read studies regarding Levosulphride for treatment of functional dyspepsia and reported effectiveness of 30-40% but never had seen it being prescribed by our Gasteroenterologist, the studies have not mentioned a lot of side effects. As far as Nexium (esomeprazole) goes, a course of 8-12 wks should be enough, some of the possible side effects of Nexium (esomeprazole) are thinning of bone, low Platelet and C diff ...Read more
Time will tell: The Stretta procedure treats reflux by essentially microwaving the muscles of the esophageal sphincter. This is another in a long line of "non-surgical" yet fairly agressive treatments for reflux. Each has it's pros and cons. Surgery is the most effective and longest-lasting but of course requires laparoscopic surgery. The endoscopic (Stretta, TIF, etc) are less risky but may not last very long. ...Read more
I want to take Nexium (esomeprazole) for GERD but I am afraid of the long term side effects. Should I risk it?
Yes: Even with all the recent concerns raised about medications like nexium, (esomeprazole) they remain among the safest medications available today. Consult with your doctor, as usually treatment with this type of medication does not need to be "forever." intermittent use for six weeks at a time may be sufficient. ...Read more
I've been on flucloxacillin for three days. I began feeling nauseated today, can it take this long for side effects to show up?
Yes: Yes, the side effect can take a few days to show up, as it changes the germs in your stomach. ...Read more
No: Stuffy nose is most common side effect. ...Read more
I'm taking Gaviscon for gerd, I've also got ranitidine but I'm scared of side effects, will it be ok....?
Gaviscon: Gaviscon contains two drugs, both of which are not absorbed into your system. The usual side effects with multiple use may be constipation or diarrhea (it depends). Ranitidine on the other hand is absorbed and reduces your stomach's production of acid. Side effects are minimal but you should discuss any other medications you are taking with these two for possible drug interactions. ...Read more
Hi. Is omeprazole (prilosec) in general and in shirt term use a safe option to treat acid issues/gerd. I have read some pretty worrisome side effects.
Yes: In general, Prilosec has been used for numerous years. As with many medications, there are numerous potential adverse effects. However, "proton-pump inhibitors"/ppi's have been studied and shown to be generally safe to use. Most adverse effects with Prilosec are not the result of short term use. It is important for you to discuss all your medications with your personal physician. ...Read more
For past 8 years iam maintaining my GERD with pantoprozole, now iam experiencing asthma us side effects to pantoprozole is there any other medicne.
Been on Prilosec for yrs, have gastric polyps, gerd. Worry about long term side effects Prilosec, should I go off it and try something else, if so what?
Prilosec: Greetings. The Prilosec is a specific medication to reduce stomach acid production. It may have been prescribed by the doctor who diagnosed your gastric polyps. I would recommend reviewing these questions with your GI specialist. Prilosec is often recommended to reduce inflammation in the esophagus and stomach. There are other medications that are very similar. ...Read more
Hi, I've been given ranitidine for GERD and swallowing problems but I'm worried about the side effects, do you think I should stop worrying and take.?
Yes: Untreated persistent gerd may lead to damage of the esophagus as well as much more serious complications. The long term side effects of acid reducing medications pale in comparison to the risks of untreated significant gerd. A full GI work up by a gastroenterologist is recommended so a treatment plan can be suggested. ...Read more
I have GERD & IBS w/severe chronic constipation. What is the best Rx for GERD without increasing constipation and inducing other side effects?
GERD: All of the medications have some side effects, usually mild. I would probably recommend starting with Omeprazole over the counter. I would be glad to advise by consult if further help is needed ...Read more
I had dexascan shows osteopenia and is bad. Dr wants me to take fosamax (alendronate). im afraid of side effects. I have gerd and history of ulcers.?
Osteoporosis: There are multiple medications available for osteoporosis.we have prolia which is an intra muscular injection and reclast (zoledronic acid) which is an IV infusion, both are very effective for odteoporosis. When pts have GI issues, I donot recommend oral bisphosphanates like fosamax. ...Read more
I'm 23, never had gerd symptoms before my hiatal-hernia, I was wondering if I can get hernia surgery without fundoplication? Worried about side effects
90-95 % of people with GERD get better with medication.
surgery reserved to a very small section of people.
yes you can have a hiatal hernia surgery without the fundoplication, but that will not stop the efflux in any way.
try to get the best medical treatment before start thinking about surgery. ...Read more
Are there any safer alternatives to proton pump inhibitors (PPI) for treating GERD / Acid reflux? I'm concerned about the long term side effects
Our pediatrician recommended 1/2 tsp of raw aloe vera juice 1-3 x daily for our 4 month old with GERD symptoms. Is this safe? Side effects?
No: Aloe is potentially unsafe by mouth for adults. Infants of this age is not recommended to use preparations that may contain contaminants as well. It also may function as a laxative and cause unnecessary weight and water loss. Lastly, there are latex components which are not advisable to exposure. ...Read more
Side Effects: In adults 18 and older, side effects with Nexium (esomeprazole) include headache, diarrhea and abdominal pain. In children 1 to 17 years of age, side effects with Nexium (esomeprazole) include headache, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, and sleepiness. Relief of symptoms with Nexium (esomeprazole) does not rule out the existence of other serious stomach conditions. ...Read more
Is Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg safe to take on daily basis once a day for heartburn n acidity? R there any side effects
Zantac (ranitidine): Yes, zantac (ranitidine) is safe to take on a daily basis with minimal side effects. I would, however, evaluate why you are having these symptoms requiring daily treatment. Evaluate diet such as spicy/fatty foods, citrus fruits, caffeine, smoking, alcohol. Some of these can be modified. If persists would speak to your doctor. ...Read more
Protonix (pantoprazole): The most common side effects from taking Protonix (pantoprazole) are headaches, constipation, gas, and nausea. There is a long list of potential side effects that are really rather rare but these are the ones I have seen in clinical practice. Occasionally someone will have diarrhea or abdominal pain as well. ...Read more
What is safer to take for heartburn, H2 Blockers or PPI's? I have heartburn a lot and want relief but am scared of side effects or long term effects.
Heartburn. H2/PPI?: Neither are recommended for long term use. If you have long term heart burn you need to figure out why and treat the reason. I would start by going to Wikipedia for heart burn. ...Read more
I've been having severe heartburn for the past couple of days. I want to take medication but terrified of side effects. Is Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid better?
Heartburn: For classic heartburn, zantac or pepcid gives quicker relief than ppi's such as prilosec or nexium (esomeprazole). It's also helpful to follow a bland, low fat diet and avoid alcohol, caffeine, chocolate and tobacco. I wouldn't expect any significant side effects from zantac or pepcid. ...Read more
Doc prescribed Pantaprazole for heartburn, concerned about side effects & hear it can cause c-diff, is this true, is this safe for 6 weeks. Concerned!
Pantaprazole: I recommend you go to uptodate and read about the risks and benefits of using these drugs in the long haul. Then discuss with your Drs. ...Read more
I've been taking fluoxetine for 20 days now. I'm experiencing the side effects, insomnia, heartburn, perspiration, nervousness. Should I switch?
Talk to doctor: If taking fluoxetine's on the advice of a doctor then, you should 1st talk to the doctor & get THEIR opinion if they agree these are TRUE side effects or are interactions with other drugs or conditions possibly interfering. You shouldn't just switch to something else without their approval. Wanna discuss this in a live consultation? Write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more
Which are safer to use, PPI's or H2 blockers for heartburn? Hear bad things about Pantoprazole, so I'm thinking of trying Zantac, what are side effects?
Safety: More information about harmful side effects of taking long term ppi's are being published in the medical literature. At this time I feel that long term use of h2 blockers like zantac and pepcid are safer. Your pharmacist can advise you about latest information on your medications. ...Read more
Is it safe to take Zantac (ranitidine) or pepto bismol to help with heartburn caused by taking clindamycin? I have no other side effects at the moment.
Prilosec for yrs, it cause many gastric polyps. Slowly weaning off it. What is a good alternative not a PPI for heartburn with little side effects?
Heartburn medication: Not PPI, includes TUMS, (very safe, it's just calcium), Maalox, Mylanta, Carafate, (sucralfate) Zantac (ranitidine), Pepcid (famotidine), Tagamet (cimetidine). If you have not been tested for H.pylori, it is important to ensure that you are not infected with H.pylori. If present, it should be treated. H.pylori can result in serious consequences. ...Read more
I am suffering from gastritis and indigestion. Pls suggest me some accurate medicines which has lower side effects.
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
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