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Sore throat, malaise, fatigue/last 5 days/every 3 weeks/no tonsils/neg strep/ENT says inflammation/take Prilosec/allergy shots/nasal sprays/no help?

Sore throat, malaise, fatigue/last 5 days/every 3 weeks/no tonsils/neg strep/ENT says inflammation/take Prilosec/allergy shots/nasal sprays/no help?

?: chronic sinusitis with frequent flares of acute sinusitis, possible, more information is needed to reach a more accurate diagnosis, ask your allergist /immunologist for a evaluation, also what are the ingredients of the allergy shots you're on, and what phase/schedule, your allergist/immunologist would be able to address your problems better, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Please educate me on prilosec 40 mg. And its effect on other meds I take for lupus, FM, Allergies, n if any contraindication with pain meds? Thank you

Please educate me on prilosec 40 mg. And its effect on other meds I take for lupus, FM, Allergies, n if any contraindication with pain meds? Thank you

Need to know: The other medicines you're on first, PPIs (like prilosec) often interact with calcium preparations preventing calcium absorption, no interaction with claritin or singulair, (montelukast) might interact with other medicines, but we need to know the specifics ...Read more

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Have had chronic allergies since I was young. I have acid reflux and post nasal drip pretty bad. Started prilosec, and nasacort (triamcinolone). Anything else to add?

Have had chronic allergies since I was young. I have acid reflux and post nasal drip pretty bad. Started prilosec, and nasacort (triamcinolone). Anything else to add?

Avoidance measures: In addition to a daily intranasal steroid spray like Nasacort, (triamcinolone) it is important to determine exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to practice appropriate avoidance measures which is a mainstay of allergy treatment. If medications and avoidance are not effective or not feasible allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) could be an option as well. See an allergist for skin testing. ...Read more

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Will azithromycin cause lips to swell if mixed with Imodium, Prilosec or Zantac (ranitidine)? You can also view my other medication to help. Never had med allergy B4

Will azithromycin cause lips to swell if mixed with Imodium, Prilosec or Zantac (ranitidine)? You can also view my other medication to help. Never had med allergy B4

ALLERGIC REACTION: You may be having an allergic reaction to the Azithromycin. You need to be examined promptly and have labs checked (Especially Eosinophil level) I normally would treat with a prednisone taper over 8 days. If symptoms worsen and you have difficulty breathing go to nearest ER. ...Read more

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My son has silent reflux he has had a bad cough since I changed his formula should I use a formula with ha for allergies and he's on losec (omeprazole) 2 daily?

My son has silent reflux he has had a bad cough since I changed his formula should I use a formula with ha for allergies and he's on losec (omeprazole) 2 daily?

Hydrolyzed formula: Try a hydrolyzed milk protein or soy formula for a couple of weeks to see if this helps. The history suggests that he is allergic to the new formula. Is there a history of allergic disease in either parent? ...Read more

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can chronic gastritis be caused by food allergies and or food sensitivities? Ve been taking omeprazole for long, stil get acidity if stop, thanks

can chronic gastritis be caused by food allergies and or food sensitivities? Ve been taking omeprazole for long, stil get acidity if stop, thanks

No: Food allergies/sensitivities would cause rather more of bowel symptoms not gastric, you may want to see a Gastroenterologist, as probably further studies needed to diagnose the cause of your symptoms, goodluck ...Read more

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Is that true that Prilosec OTC drug worsen gastritis and overall Heath condition with bunch if side effects? Thanks a lot

Is that true that Prilosec OTC drug worsen gastritis and overall Heath condition with bunch if side effects? Thanks a lot

No: It's job it's to make gastritis go away. I know of no known chronic condition it will make worse. If you need it take it. No one should take something they don't need. ...Read more

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Prilosec isn't working well for my acid reflux is there another medicine that would work better?

Prilosec isn't working well for my acid reflux is there another medicine that would work better?

Maybe: You can take the medication twice a day if necessary. You should also be evaluated by a GI specialist to see if you have a bacteria called h. Pylori that is worsening your reflux. This maybe treated with antibiotics if necessary. If these medications do not work and you have persistent reflux, surgical options are available. ...Read more

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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

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Will taking an OTC medicine such as Prilosec or zegerid interfere with prescription meds such as metformin?

Will taking an OTC medicine such as Prilosec or zegerid interfere with prescription meds such as metformin?

Maybe: Otc Prilosec et. Al. Will change the acidity of the stomach. Some rx meds need the acid to be absorbed. Take the Prilosec alone at bedtime. Take any and all other meds at least 2 hours before or the next morning. ...Read more

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I've read that it says taking Prilosec OTC raises blood levels of the clonazepa drug making clonaz stronger. Should I just take less clonazepam?

I've read that it says taking Prilosec OTC raises blood levels of the clonazepa drug making clonaz stronger. Should I just take less clonazepam?

For this you need...: ...To talk to your prescribing doctor who really knows you best and can determine what dose of Clonazepam you need. Or, replace Prilosec with a different acid blocker that has less drug potentiating effect. ...Read more

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I have been taking Prilosec for 10 years. Trying to wean off with Zantac (ranitidine) 150/2 daily. Is there another drug I could use. Zantac (ranitidine) is giving me anxiety?

I have been taking Prilosec for 10 years. Trying to wean off with Zantac (ranitidine) 150/2 daily. Is there another drug I could use. Zantac (ranitidine) is giving me anxiety?

Depends: It really depends on why you are having reflux.
Best is to fix the root of the problem.
Long term stomach acid suppression can lead to micronutrient deficiencies and cause health problems. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between PPI drugs like prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole) prevacid, etc?

Is there any difference between PPI drugs like prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole) prevacid, etc?

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

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Wolud there be a drug interaction if you are taking Prilosec 40mg and Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg if you still felt the heartburn?

Fine...: No major interactions exist, but I'm worried that your symptoms aren't being controlled well. You should definitely talk with your doctor to see if something else can be done. ...Read more

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Asthmatic and have aniexty. My current medicine I take daily is Prilosec and ventolin inhaler. Dr prescribed me flexoril and diclofena is it safe?

Asthmatic and have aniexty. My current medicine I take daily is Prilosec and ventolin inhaler. Dr prescribed me flexoril and diclofena is it safe?

No bad interactions: These 4 medications don't have reported interaction problems. It seems you've had of pain problems in addition to asthma and must also have acid reflux. Whenever your provider prescribes a medication ask for a clear explanation of the expected effects and what to do to optimize benefits and lower side effects. Remind them of your other Rxs. Then you'd know about safety and they'll work better too! ...Read more

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What OTC medicine works better than Prilosec for frequent heartburn for acid reflux disease. I have been diagnosed by endoscopy?

What OTC medicine works better than Prilosec for frequent heartburn for acid reflux disease. I have been diagnosed by endoscopy?

Tums (calcium carbonate) won't do it: Please get examined by a doc. A natural approach is to use lots of dgl. Dgl is licorice supplement but it has an enzyme removed that can raise BP licorice is eaten over a long period of time. Avoiding acid-forming foods can help and don't lie down right after eating. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is hylands migraine relief safe for ulcer. Taking prilosec. Http://www. Drugs. Com/drp/hyland-s-migraine-headache-relief-tablets. Html?

Is hylands migraine relief safe for ulcer. Taking prilosec. Http://www. Drugs. Com/drp/hyland-s-migraine-headache-relief-tablets. Html?

Probably. But bad.: This doesn't contain any ingredients that one would expect would cause abdominal pain or aggravate an ulcer, but it does contain belladonna, which the fda rates as unsafe. That said, the amount of actually anything in many homeopathic products is basically none.
Belladonna can cause seizures, slowed breathing, lethargy, sleepiness, muscle weakness, and death… same as "deadly nightshade". ...Read more

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On Prilosec for preventing n protecting stomach from the RA drugs effect. So I use it as a preventive measure. When should I take it Morning or b4 bed?

On Prilosec for preventing n protecting stomach from the RA drugs effect. So I use it as a preventive measure. When should I take it Morning or b4 bed?

Before a meal: Omeprazole belongs to a class of drugs known as PPIs. These proton pump inhibitors work optimally on meal-stimulated acid secretion. For this reason I generally suggest taking them 30-45 minutes before breakfast or lunch and for most people's schedules the am is most convenient. ...Read more

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I am prescribed Prilosec and adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can I take them without drug interactions?

I am prescribed Prilosec and adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can I take them without drug interactions?

Not really. ..: Prilosec (omeprazole) was the 1st introduced in a class of meds called proton pump inhibitors (ppi).Others are zantac, aciphex, (rabeprazole) protonix, nexium, prevacid, &the newest: zapidex. Zegerid is mostly prilosec, plus sodium bicarbonate. All of these decrease stomach acid & will likely slow & decrease Adderall absorption. A good dose can still be achieved, but both meds should be taken very consistently. ...Read more

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What is the reason for constipation and vomiting for 1 and 1/2 months in a teenager? My 13 year old daugher has been constipated 5 times and has been throwing up since september 13th, she is not able to keep anything down including medicines like Prilosec

What is the reason for constipation and vomiting for 1 and 1/2 months in a teenager? My 13 year old daugher has been constipated 5 times and has been throwing up since september 13th, she is not able to keep anything down including medicines like Prilosec

Those: Those are very concerning symptoms. It sounds like you have done a very good job in getting her in to specialists, but if she is still having vomiting, then that is very concerning. I agree with your concern and please take her back to her specialists immediately and share your concerns. If she can't keep anything down, if you think she is seriously depressed, if she has fever or new complaints then she should be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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What RLS drug is safe to take with cymbalta, (duloxetine) wellbutrin, pravastatin, zonegran, prilosec, aspirin?

What RLS drug is safe to take with cymbalta, (duloxetine) wellbutrin, pravastatin, zonegran, prilosec, aspirin?

Dopamine agonist: Very much you can use any class except the benzo, we usually start with Dopamine agonist like Mirapex or requip (ropinirole). ...Read more

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Need some docs opinions- which birth control type do you think is best in terms of drug interactions w/prilosec, xanax, (alprazolam) & zoloft? Can I even use it?

Need some docs opinions- which birth control type do you think is best in terms of drug interactions w/prilosec, xanax, (alprazolam) & zoloft? Can I even use it?

Am unaware of issues: With any form of oral contraception and the medications listed. The decision should be based on your lifestyle issues, preferences, potential side effects and cost. Your family physician or an ob/gyn (or np/pa-c, as the case may be) can better advise you. It is probably going to be more of an issue in terms of other habits, particularly smoking. If you smoke cigarettes, ocps are more risky. ...Read more

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I just started taking antibiotics and Prilosec for a stomach ulcer, how long does it take for the medicine to kick in start to feel better?

I just started taking antibiotics and Prilosec for a stomach ulcer, how long does it take for the medicine to kick in start to feel better?

Varies: The length of time a patient may feel symptomatic improvement as a result of a treatment can vary from patient to patient. A patient should expect anywhere from a few days to a week to notice improvements. Speak with your doctor if you feel you are not improving. Cessation of smoking and alcohol can be beneficial to your condition. Take great care! ...Read more

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Best recommended OTC drug for random heartburn? No prilosec. Tums (calcium carbonate) and rolaids make me vomit. Nothing to chew. Rather a preventative than an as needed.

Best recommended OTC drug for random heartburn? No prilosec. Tums (calcium carbonate) and rolaids make me vomit. Nothing to chew. Rather a preventative than an as needed.

How about behaviors?: Assuming you have tried ranitidine (otc), here are some thoughts. Heartburn is caused by acidic stomach contents sloshing up into the less protected esophagus, and it can be brought on by acidic or spicy foods, alcohol, coffee, etc. If you are overweight or pregnant, you are more prone to heartburn because of the greater pressure in your belly. Eating late at night may bring it on, as can smoking. ...Read more

Dr. Tri Huynh
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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