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Do I take omeprazole for the same length of time as lansoprazole if I am switching?

Do I take omeprazole for the same length of time as lansoprazole if I am switching?

Yes: These drugs are both of the class "proton pump inhibitors", and are pretty much interchangeable. ...Read more

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Prevacid (Definition)

Prevacid is a proton pump inhibitor that decreases stomach acid production. The generic for is called lansoprazole. It comes in over the counter strength of 15mg and ...Read more


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Which is more effective for triple therapy: Omeprazole 20mg 2x/day or Lansoprazole 30mg 1x/day before dinner?

Which is more effective for triple therapy: Omeprazole 20mg 2x/day or Lansoprazole 30mg 1x/day before dinner?

No evidence: There is no evidence of superiority of one proton pump inhibitor over another for treatment of H. pylori. Use whichever protocol your doctor advises. ...Read more

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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?

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?

No: Gerd does not cause arrhythmias but may cause unusual sensations in the chest. Taking a proton pump inhibitors such as Omeprazole would not be likely to pose a significant risk. However without knowing the exact cause of palpitation, cannot comment specifically. ...Read more

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Which one is better for gastric ulcer, omeprazole or lansoprazole, in term of safety and efficiency?

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

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I have ran out of losec can I take lansoprazole?

I have ran out of losec can I take lansoprazole?

Yes: They are chemical cousins and do the same thing. Buy the cheapest. ...Read more

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What is a good pill for gastritis I have tried omeprazole, Dexilant and prevacid they help but not enough help?

What is a good pill for gastritis I have tried omeprazole, Dexilant and prevacid they help but not enough help?

Diet: If medication are not enough you have to consider if the foods you are eating are making the problem worse. Common foods like coffee, tomato sauce, orange juice, etc. Are acid and can make symptoms of gastritis or reflux worse. ...Read more

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What are the long term health effects of having severe GERD since birth and being on adult doses of prevacid and omeprazole since he was 6 months old?

What are the long term health effects of having severe GERD since birth and being on adult doses of prevacid and omeprazole since he was 6 months old?

Possible : Intestinal overgrowth of bacteria and infection susceptibility but sounds like he is doing ok so far. Sometime you have to outweigh benefits and risks. Talk to your provider about this question. You deserve this answer from the provider in this case. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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 may help as it increases the tone of the lower esophageal sphincter. ...Read more

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Omeprazole (Definition)

Omeprazole is the generic equivalent of prilosec, the first oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor ...Read more


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