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I Have Heartburn Almost Every Day Can Plavix Cause Heartburn
Can Plavix cause persistent heartburn in a person with stroke, heart atrack and GERD treated with Protonix (pantoprazole)?
PPI + Plavix (clopidogrel):
Is ok, but proton pump inhibitors (omeprazole) makes Plavix (clopidogrel) less effective. You may need to consider making changes to your lifestyle: a healthy weight, quitting smoking, drinking less alcohol, or not eating foods that make gerd worse.
Rec.: talk to your pcp about medication adjustment. ...Read more
Can I take Nexium (esomeprazole) + Rebamipida + Sucralfate when on Plavix and Xarelto? Dx/ Epigastric ec GERD.
Just like aspirin: The risk of gastrointestinal complications from Plavix (clopidogrel) is similar to Aspirin and includes gastritis/peptic ulcers, bleeding. Diarrhea, rash, low platelet count etc... Aspirin can be more problematic to asthmatics, but otherswise both meds have similar side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is only marginally better than Aspirin in term of benefit, but costs muc much more. Use some prilosec. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
What's spasmodic cough sound like? Been having STRANGE cough for 7 months. Done every possible investigation. I may have GERD I know it causes spasmodic
Spasmodic cough: If GERD try ranitidine / prevecid &elevate head of bed. May also be post nasal drip/sinusitis for which zyrtec prior to bed and elevation of head when sleeping may help. May be allergic zyrtec should help or asthma-may need inhaler. Could be other conditions as well, so would check CXR-sarcoid TB, masses, clots. Occasionally mycoplasma- tx w zithromax. f/u/ w/ pulmonary/ allergist., ...Read more
I gag every morning. Not anxious, do have gastritis and GERD, no acid reflux when I gag. Not pregnant. Don't gag if I take a drink. Causes of this?
Recovering from respiratory infection. Likely viral. Still coughing after 3 weeks. I especially cough while eating, after every bite. No gerd. Causes?
Having GERD, I feel bloating and belching after every meal, feel some relief after burping does this can cause dizziness, difficulty in swallowing?
I have Gerd. Mild pain swallowing that is above the sternum. Recently every time I drink air bubbles form right there making me burp. Possible causes?
Cause of burping-: -swallowed air, which U do whenever U swallow. It is usually not painful or discomforting. If it is C your treating physician. ...Read more
Plavix (clopidogrel).: Most drugs have side effects, some of which can hurt the person taking the drug. That is why it is important to work closely with your doctor and get regular checkups. You can google Plavix (clopidogrel) side effects to see what they are. If you have some side effects, report them immediately to your doctor. ...Read more
No: You need to take it daily in order to have the needed benefit. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Hello, is it alright to take plavix (clopidogrel) every other day or half pill daily, if it is the only way to reduce bruises that appear on skin? Thank you!
Plavix (clopidogrel): No. It should be every day. There are blood tests now to evaluate the efficacy due to genetic variances and drug interactions. Avoid Aspirin and non steroidal agents with this if possible. ...Read more
Husband seeing bright red blood and some clots after colon polyp removal today. He takes Plavix (clopidogrel) every day, but stopped taking it 4 days ago.?
What cause polyuria (16 liters/day)after CABG lasts for 25 days till now if the creatnine 1.1 and sp. Gravity 1030 (was1010 two weeks ago).serum sodium144. taking aspirin, plavix, amlodipine, pantoprazole, betablocker, gulvusmet, glimipride,?
On lansoprazole for a year 15mg a day for Diverticulitis and for risk bleeding on Plavix I See Lansoprazole can decrease my magnesium also have Pernicious anemia so B12 injections every 2 mths GP said I cant take magnesium supplement with Amlodipine?
Magnesium: There are reports that magnesium supplements may make the blood pressure (BP) drop further in patients taking amlodipine for high BP. For personal advice regarding the interactions in your complex medication regimen, you may want to consult your doctor or have an Inbox consult on healthtap where you and the MD can email back and forth to cover all the issues. ...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
No: There are no drugs which can cause diverticulitis. Diverticulitis occurs when a diverticulum or pouch in the colon gets a small hole in it causing small amounts of stool and bacteria to leak out of the colon. This leads to infection. You must have diverticulosis (pockets or pouches in your colon) in order to be at risk for diverticulitis. Diverticulosis is generally an asymptomatic condition. ...Read more
Usually not, but::
The website eHealthMe reports that of 67, 468 patients taking Plavix only 153 people (0.23%) reported gastritis as a side effect. Some of these patients were also taking other medications well known to cause gastritis, such as aspirin and Celebrex (celecoxib).
Thus, if you are taking Plavix and have developed gastritis,
it's likely that something else is responsible. ...Read more
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