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Dr. Eric Teitel
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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Do I take omeprazole for the same length of time as lansoprazole if I am switching?

Dr. Eric Teitel
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
37 years in practice
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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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Lansoprazole (Definition)

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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Dr. Aaron Roland
Board Certified, Family Medicine
30 years in practice
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Which is more effective for triple therapy: Omeprazole 20mg 2x/day or Lansoprazole 30mg 1x/day before dinner?

Dr. Aaron Roland
Board Certified, Family Medicine
30 years in practice
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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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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Board Certified, Cardiology
18 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Board Certified, Cardiology
18 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Scott Diede
Board Certified, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
24 years in practice
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Which one is better for gastric ulcer, omeprazole or lansoprazole, in term of safety and efficiency?

Dr. Scott Diede
Board Certified, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
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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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Dr. Charles Davant
Board Certified, Family Medicine
44 years in practice
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I have ran out of losec can I take lansoprazole?

Dr. Charles Davant
Board Certified, Family Medicine
44 years in practice
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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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Dr. Ajay Acharya
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Can I take prevacid and omeprazole together?

Dr. Ajay Acharya
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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No....: Both are PPI.......if needed you can take one with increased dose. ...Read more

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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
8 years in practice
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What is a good pill for gastritis I have tried omeprazole, Dexilant and prevacid they help but not enough help?

Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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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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Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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?

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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Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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.

Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
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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.

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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