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Lansoprazole Vs Omeprazole
Which is more effective for triple therapy: Omeprazole 20mg 2x/day or Lansoprazole 30mg 1x/day before dinner?
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
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
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
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
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
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
I seem to do better with prevacid rather than omperizole generic and will thus go back to prevacid is this due to different meds or generic vs proprietry ?
Different medication: Its probably the different medications. ...Read more
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