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Glucophage And Antacids
Bile reflux, taking Carafate and 2 aciphex (rabeprazole).Still have burning in gut.Bland diet & small meals are not helping. What can I take to relieve? Pepcid?
Bile reflux: Unfortunately bile reflux differs from acid reflux and is not usually helped by medications like prilosec, aciphex, (rabeprazole)nexium,pepcid,zantac,etc. Carafate May be helpful.Avoid greasy and fried foods. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to document the diagnosis and advise you. ...Read more
Type2 diabetic. Metformin 500mg 2xday but stomach issues. Will victoza (liraglutide) lower a1c and help weight loss along as monotherapy so i can stop metformin?
Can i continue with amaryl 2 mg and discontinue janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) as it gives me stomach discomfort?
Talk to your doctor: Tell your doctor about the stomach discomfort so that he/she can evaluate and prescribe a different regimen. You might want to break the janumet into januvia (sitagliptin) and metformin and eliminate one drug at a time to see which one is causing the discomfort. In any case. Don't stop meds without letting your doctor know about it. ...Read more
To take prilosec, pepto bismal, and aciphex (rabeprazole) for my acidic stomach. Howeverit doesnnausea. Are these normal side-effects of surgery?
Surgery?: Are you talking about cholecystectomy (gallbladder surgery), I am assuming this is the case because usually it is followed by post-cholecystectomy syndrome, taking such medications for acidity indicates there is something serious needs to be taking care of with possibility of gastric ulcer. ...Read more
Reasons for frequent mouth ulcer and heartburn after eating food.inspite of taking taking tablets Pantoprazole and Domperidone,giving temporary relie
2 separate problems: These 2 problems should be addressed separately. 1. Mouth ulcer also called canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks and no treatment is needed. 2. Heartburn could be serious GI problem and should be addressed by primary care physician. Good luck. ...Read more
Gerd: These medications have differing mechanisms of action and usually it's not necessary to take them together although I don't think it is harmful to do so. Zantac (ranitidine) has a quicker onset of action and thus relieves heartburn quicker, but overall, taking prilosec daily is more effective for most patients but should there be breakthrough heartburn, taking a zantac (ranitidine) in addition for quick relief may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Omeprazolw: All of these medications should be taken with an empty stomach. Sacralfate one hour prior. Domperidone 30 minutes prior to meals. Omeprazole 30 minutes before breakfast or dinner. Sacralfate should not be taken more than 4 weeks. If you could arrange these medications appropriately, then ok to take them. ...Read more
Cinnamon, garlic and citrus really upset my stomach. Gerd? Ulcer? I take 30mg of prevacid (lansoprazole) daily.
Upset stomach: This is more likely to be gerd. All those foods do irritate the stomach and cause bloating this aggravates gerd. ...Read more
Yes: Not only can you, but since it sounds like you are having gastrointestinal symptoms it is wise to take probiotics. See this series of articles for more on natural approaches for intestinal issues: http://chriskresser.Com/heartburn if you are having irritable bowel problems consider the fodmap diet: http://stanfordhospital.Org/digestivehealth/nutrition/dh-low-fodmap-diet-handout.Pdf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need to see doctor: If you need all these medications, you need to consult a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Milk thistle: Should not be a problem but you should be comfortable with plain milk. ...Read more
I have gastritis and am on protonix (pantoprazole). Can take Pepcid AC while on it as well for the heartburn, gas and bloating?
Yes: It is perfectly okay to use Pepcid AC on an as needed basis for breakthrough symptoms while you are being treated with Protonix (pantoprazole). If you have been taking the protonix (pantoprazole) for awhile and you are having the need for additional medication more than 2 to 3 times per week, then I would suggest that you may need a change to your medical regimen. If so, contact your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Is gluten/dairy free chocolate okay for gastritis diet? Currently taking Zantac, Protonix, (pantoprazole) and Levsin-SL for loss of appetite, nausea, gnawing feeling
Assumed Dx and RX:
It seems that you diagnosed youself, ? was the Rx given by a MD, Why are you taking 3 medicines
Anorexia, nausea, may be side effects of medicines , or you may have underlying Peptic ulcer disease/Gall bladder disease/Dyspepsia, that needs work up, not self treatment.
You need to see a gastroenterologist for definite Dx, and proper management.
Can I take prescription iron 325mg w/ my other meds in same gulp (Zoloft, Prevacid, (lansoprazole) cerefolin) & with meal?
Yes: None of these medications should cause problems when taken together. Hope this helps! ...Read more