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How Long Can I Take Pantoloc For Reflux
Protonix in the U.S.: Protonix is a proton pump inhibitor used to help patients block stomach acid production, to treat their stomach reflux and stomach ulcer disorders. As will most medications, there is no time limit. A medicine that is helpful, is doing a good job, has no equal alternative, and thus is needed, can be used until it is no longer needed. The doctor can explain the risks versus the benefits of protonix. ...Read more
Reflux is also known as Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more
Swelling: LPR causes that "lump" sensation due to the swelling and inflammation in the back surface of the larynx which encroaches on the entrance to the upper esophagus for swallowing. You can take Prilosec as long as necessary under the guidance of your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have acid reflux. Told to take a ppi which helps a ton. But how long can I take these? When i stop, the acid comes back.
Acid reflux : The recommended duration of therapy is about 2 months for gerd / esophagitis. For maximal results some need 2x daily dosing w/ 1st dose taken 30 min before first meal and 2nd dose 2 hrs after last meal. Upper endoscopy may be indicated to rule out ulcer, h. Pylori, hiatal hernia & other potential causes. Don't forger about dietary modification.Starting an h2 blocker as you taper may be hellpful. ...Read more
How long can I take prevacid for? Doc said 8 weeks to heal erosive esophagitis. Acid reflux comes back immediately after. What can I do long term?
Long term PPI: Although many people have used acid reflux medications for extended periods of time, there is concern of long term consequences from blocking our body's normal responses. Using the medications for the shortest time possible is wisest. Recurrence of symptoms should prompt evaluation of the diet, lifestyle habits, and other possible underlying causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends : If these are few and far between, then an over-the-counter antacid like tums or Pepcid ac will work within an hour. However, if you have daily episodes of acid reflux, you are better of taking a medication such a Prilosec daily (which may take 1-2 days to take effect however). ...Read more
Depends: When the cause is gone, so will the symptoms be gone. Medications, illnesses, posture, obesity and diet, will need to be addressed. Massage for any chest wall pain can help reflux. Ask yourself when it began, and seek help to overcome the problems involved. Long term symptom control with medications may have adverse side effects on your bones so be careful. ...Read more
How long does it take for acid reflux to go down if you just started it, have a problem with laying down & eating. Feel it in my chest so how long????
Needs treatment: Acid refluxJ will not go away on its own unless it's treated. The best treatment is too elevate your head end of bed by putting something under the legs of bed on that side. You can try some antacids like Tums or Mylenta for temporary relief. Medicines like zantac or axit will help better and for longer period. the best medicines are something like prilosec or prevacid for a short term of 2 wks ...Read more
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