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Lansoprazole Vs Omeprazole
No....: Both are PPI.......if needed you can take one with increased dose. ...Read more
Yes: They are chemical cousins and do the same thing. Buy the cheapest. ...Read more
Yes: These drugs are both of the class "proton pump inhibitors", and are pretty much interchangeable. ...Read more
After being on omeprazole for nearly three months, I've been told to switch to lansoprazole. Can I do this immediately? Or do I have to phase out the omeprazole first?
Easy..: Do next dose switch.......they are of the same class of med. ...Read more
Which is more effective for triple therapy: Omeprazole 20mg 2x/day or Lansoprazole 30mg 1x/day before dinner?
I'm switching from Omeprazole to Lansoprazole for GERD. Do I need a washout period or can start taking Lansoprazole immediately (i.e. the next day)?
Take right away: These are chemical modifications of the same basic molecule with the same effect. You can effortlessly transition from one to the other without a washout needed. ...Read more
What are the long term health effects of having severe GERD since birth and being on adult doses of prevacid (lansoprazole) and omeprazole since he was 6 months old?
Have acid reflux and hiatus hernia I have been prescribed rabeprazole 20mg, omeprazole 20mg and lansoprazole 30mg, which would you say was best?
All comparable: All of the PPI's (proton pump inhibitors) are very effective at reducing acid. Some keep the gastric pH <4 longer than others, but the bottom line, is which one works for you at the lowest dosage and the cheapest price. Check with your insurance company and find out which is their preferred drug. ...Read more
Which one is better for gastric ulcer, omeprazole or lansoprazole, in term of safety and efficiency?
Basically same...: While you will hear anecdotal stories that one worked better for someone than the other drug, a number of randomized clinical trials (gold-standard for science) found that they were equivalent, both with respect to safety and efficacy. I would initially choose the one that is less expensive for you to obtain. ...Read more
Can GERD cause palpitations? Also, if it is not the GERD causing the palps is it safe to take ppi's like omeprazole or lansoprazole with palps?
PPI's: It is unusual for someone to be on two of the same class of medications at the same time. Was this prescribed this way or did you just take it on your own? Generally PPIs are relatively safe. Short term they have very few side effects. Long-term there are some concerns over kidney, electrolytes, and possible pneumonia risks. Talk to your doctor to manage this. Good luck. ...Read more
The same: Generally, PPI medications such as Prevacid (lansoprazole) and Prilosec usually do not have any effect whatsoever on bowel movements. In fact, if they do affect them, it is usually more diarrhea than anything. Constipation is an extremely rare complication of either one. I would not worry. Good luck. ...Read more
I started taking Plavix once a day and I also take Prevacid (lansoprazole) and on occasion Prilosec. Is there any interactions with these drugs?
Absolutely: There is a well know interaction between plavix and proton pump inhibitors. Plavix is a prodrug (inactive) and is activated in the liver. This process of activation is blocked by proton oump inhibitors. Specifically with nexium and prilosec, also somewhat with other ppis. The only one safe to use is dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and possibly protonix. Or change plavix to effient or brilinta under guidance of MD ...Read more
I seem to do better with prevacid (lansoprazole) rather than omperizole generic and will thus go back to prevacid (lansoprazole) is this due to different meds or generic vs proprietry?
Different medication: Its probably the different medications.Get a more detailed answer ›
Good choices: Depending on the cause of the ulcer those drugs are often good choices. ...Read more
Probably none: They are at the same group chemically. ...Read more
What is a good pill for gastritis I have tried omeprazole, Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and prevacid they help but not enough help?
Boyfriend takes prilosec otc daily for GERD. I have some coupons for prevacid, (lansoprazole) is this the same thing or should I stick with prilosec?
It's similar class.
Go with affordable options if working? ...Read more
My daughter is 9 years old. She has gerd, 3 months back she was on Prilosec OTC for 14 days. But now she has again gerd. Can I give her Prilosec again or prevacid (lansoprazole). Please respond asap we are out of home?
Needs to see Dr.:
Unfortunately, giving definitive rx advice over the computer is very difficult without your daughter getting an exam by a dr. For the time being, certainly avoid all trigger foods that can cause gerd-see the web site: http://www. Gerd-diet. Com/
then get her into see the dr. As soon as possible. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is there any treatment for a double pylorus besides pump inhibitors like Prilosec and prevacid (lansoprazole). Need answers?
Usually no therapy: Most commonly a double pylorus is due to prior ulcer disease. If there is ongoing ulcer disease than a proton pump inhibitor (eg Prilosec or prevacid) is the standard of care. If you have ulcer disease, a test for helicobacter pylori should be done. If there is no ulcer than no therapy for the double pylorus is required. ...Read more
Is it okay to take lanzoprazole or omeprazole everyday due to my frequent heartburn? Spicy foods seems to trigger it again after 14 day treatment.
See below.: Many people take these meds every day, generally would like to take no meds if possible. Can try taking for thirty days then switching to every other day for a few days before stopping it and see how that works. If discomfort returns you should probably see doc to straighten this out. ...Read more
My mom has acid reflux. In your opinion, which is better. Pepcid, prilosec, or prevacid (lansoprazole)? The doc told her she can use OTC products.
Meningioma, enchondroma, psoriatic arthritis & ankolysing spondylitis. Could any of these be caused by being on Prilosec or prevacid (lansoprazole) for 15 years?
Prilosec effects?: Prilosec and Prevacid (lansoprazole) are proton pump inhibitors that reduce stomach acid production. They are used to treat heartburn, stomach inflammation and ulcers. Recently there have been some reports that long term usage could increase the risk of osteoporosis (decreased bone density). I am not familiar with the drug causing any of the problems you have, however. ...Read more
I have grade 4 erosion of gullet. I have tried, raberprazole, lansoprazole, omerprazole, ranatindine. I vomit up bile mornings. Pantoprazole really helped but unable to get in uk anymore. Trying to avoid nissen fundoplication operation. Any suggestions
Conservative rx: Be sure all conservative measures have been taken such as no eating after dinner, elevation of the head of the bed, avoiding greasy food, garlic, onion, stop smoking, lose weight. The addition of carafate and welchol may be of benefit, welchol binds bile acids, and carafate helps heal erosions. A short course of Reglan (metoclopramide) may help as it increases the tone of the lower esophageal sphincter. ...Read more
Why am I not responding to ppi's? Have burn sensation in stomach that leaves throat red & raw. Tried prevacid, (lansoprazole) prilosec, Pepcid ac, gaviscon.
Seen a doc?: Maybe not acid related, maybe not on enough meds-can't tell here. Need to see doc, get examined, likely need additional testing to figure out. ...Read more
Not at all: No they are all, as you said PPI's and appear to provide similar relief. Some are more expensive than others and drug companies would like you to believe their PPI works better than the generic. It is my belief that in general, you should stick with generic medications. Do not fall for the marketing hype. ...Read more
Taken Nexium, (esomeprazole) generic Nexium, (esomeprazole) and Protonix which cause drowsiness. Would it be worth taking Prevacid or Prilosec? Will tired feeling go away with time
None of the actions of any of these drugs would have anything to do with drowsiness. That is a very uncommon side effect of any of them. BUT
Prilosec is well known to gum up the liver's ability to get other drugs out of you including all sedatives including alcohol.... so. That one is doubly out.
Otherwise, while I cannot explain why these drugs do that on you, the entire group is similar ...Read more