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Is there an all natural alternative to prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Is there an all natural alternative to prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Natural?: It is not a common natural function to block normal function(as most meds do) it is more natural to support normal function. Changing diet, adding fruits and veggies, and adding digestive enzymes and probitoics can all help reflux. ...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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Is there another alternative natural medication to replace gabapentine ?

Is there another alternative natural medication to replace gabapentine ?

Basically, no: Gabapentin (US spelling) is an anticonvulsant/pain drug with specific and relatively benign properties. It appears you are using it for a pain syndrome. Pain may respond to many types of treatment, depending upon the person and the condition. You might find something else outside allopathic medicine that works as well for you, for your condition. An alternative for you, maybe not for others. ...Read more

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Natural alternatives to pain medication? What are some natural, alternatives to taking pharmaceutical pain medication?

Natural alternatives to pain medication? What are some natural, alternatives to taking pharmaceutical pain medication?

Look at all : Complimentary modalities from acupuncture to meditation. Each one can help each individual differently. Look at anti-inflammatory medical foods as well, such as limbrel, which, in one study, suggested it could help with pain after ninety days almost as much as alleve; some patients benefit greatly, others do not. Try all modalities that are not bad for you and see what works for you. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take natural remedies and conventional medications?

Is it safe to take natural remedies and  conventional medications?

Maybe: Conventional meds are fda regulated, are powerful, and while they generally do what they claim, may have side effects and toxicity. But they generally are required. Natural remedies are untested, have no fda or other authority to confirm the contents of the bottle or its potency or purity. Most have few or no side effects but very, very few have any positive effects. ...Read more

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Is there a more natural alternative for nexium, (esomeprazole) besides prilosec, omeprazole or any other p.P.I medication, i'm highly allergic to them..Thanx?

Is there a more natural alternative for nexium, (esomeprazole) besides prilosec, omeprazole or any other p.P.I medication, i'm highly allergic to them..Thanx?

Careful: There are many natural alternatives to treating gerd, but make sure your physician is aware of what you are trying. Here is a link to just a few options. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/11/29/natural-remedies-for-acid-reflux/. ...Read more

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Docs, is there any natural alternative to lithium for bi-polar?

Docs, is there any natural alternative to lithium for bi-polar?

Unfortunately, no.: It is important to stay on medication and have it adjusted as needed with your psychiatrist. If there were a natural alternative, someone would be a billionaire, but it simply is not available. Your psychiatrist can help you try new medictions which have been approved by the FDA, natural alternatives are far too risky for anyone with bipolar. ...Read more

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Any natural remedies to gastritis and GERD?

 Any natural remedies to gastritis and GERD?

Yes: Stop any anti-inflammatory medications. Then L-glutamine powder is a wonderful nutrient for healing the lining of your upper intestine. You might also have to take soda, wheat, and sugar out of your diet. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more

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Which natural remedy can I use to treat GERD besides ppis and h2 blockers?

Which natural remedy can I use to treat GERD besides ppis and h2 blockers?

Small meals: Small frequent meals, low in fat and fried foods- cause they delay stomach emptying. Foods that dont contain caffeine such as coffee and tea and dark chocolate would be helpful since these products also increase acid production in the stomach. If overweight, losing weight can decrease the pressure on the abdomen that is contributing to reflex. ...Read more

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What are some good natural alternatives to taking antihistamines for allergies?

What are some good natural alternatives to taking antihistamines for allergies?

Natural : Consider saline nasal rises such as neilmed that you can get at any pharmacy without a prescription to remove nasal allergies but also using a otc med such as naph con a. ...Read more

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What are good OTC alternatives to viagra/cialis?

What are good OTC alternatives to viagra/cialis?

None that work: There are no otc pills or supplements that do what viagra, (sildenafil) etc. Can do -- otherwise they would be prescription medication. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Is there any natural alternative to vaseline for moisturization?

Is there any natural alternative to vaseline for moisturization?

Yes: The cells at the surface of the skin contain 3 essential lipids - cholesterol, ceramides and free fatty acids. These lipids form a barrier and help to protect us from dehydration and external dangers. A natural moisturizer, that is similar to cholesterol is squalene. Squalane is a saturated form of squalene that is used as a natural moisturizer and carries little risk of sensitivity or irritation, . ...Read more

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Can you name some natural remedies for acid reflux?

Can you name some natural remedies for acid reflux?

Life style modificat: Yes by life style modification it may help change your eating habits 1 after eating wait 2t0 3 hours before going to bed or lying down 2 avoid mint, cocolate, alcohol, smoking and chewing tobaco, onions and caffeine 3 avoid spicy foods, tomatoes, oranges, 4 avoid large fatty meals and eat small frequent meals, dont over eat 5loose some weight if you are over weight and avoid wearing tight clothings. ...Read more

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What are good natural or herbal pills for anxiety relief?

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What are good natural or herbal pills for anxiety relief?

Anxiety: Not sure about how good, mixed results are reported. You can try vallerian or kava kava. ...Read more

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Any natural remedies to reduce gastric problem?

Any natural remedies to reduce gastric problem?

Many: You don't specify what type of gastric problem; there are many types so it is hard to be specific, but dietary changes, herbs & other supplements & homeopathy are among the many things that could help. For more info check out http://www.Earthclinic.Com/ailments.Html and also see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/036336_ppis_acid_reflux_side_effects.Html. ...Read more

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Which male enhancement pill to take with natural ingredients, proven to work is most effective?

Which male enhancement pill to take with natural ingredients, proven to work is most effective?

I am glad that you: Asked. Products that are advertised as "natural penis enlargement pills" , aka male enhancement pills are not effective. Save your money. ...Read more

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Natural, cheaper alternatives to a mastopexy?

Natural, cheaper alternatives to a mastopexy?

A bra vs zero gavity: Garments are the only natural cheaper alternative. Either that or living in a zero gravity environment. ...Read more

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Any natural remedies to relieve acid indigestion?

Acid Indigestion: Understand the foods which you ate causing indigestion. Use of Alcohol Stresses in life and upset feelings- It is NOT what you eat; IT IS what is eating you! Take 10 Deep Breaths. Say- Breath is Life! Repeat many times. Visual Imagery of palace which gave you Peace when you were there. Play soft Music. Take Gingersle ...Read more

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Natural ways to help acid reflux when your medication ain't working?

Natural ways to help acid reflux when your medication ain't working?

Consider GI: if omeprazole or other "proton pump inhibitor" drug class not work, talk to GI doc, rv proper use (take first thing a.m. followed by decent meal 30-60min later: don't skip breakfast or take w meal). Life style chgs e.g. avoid mint, coffee, alcohol, chocolate and smoking, no late snacks, decrease size of meals, weight reduce, avoid fatty foods. saliva may helps reduce symptoms. happy to consult ...Read more

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Is there a more natural alternative for nexium, (esomeprazole) besides prilosec, omeprazole or any other p.P.I medication, i'm highly allergic to them..Thanx?

Careful: There are many natural alternatives to treating gerd, but make sure your physician is aware of what you are trying. Here is a link to just a few options. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/11/29/natural-remedies-for-acid-reflux/. ...Read more

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I just found out I’m not suppose to take Prilosec as much as I do, what is the alternative?

I just found out I’m not suppose to take Prilosec as much as I do, what is the alternative?

H-2 Blockers: Such as PEPCID or ZANTAC may be helpful and may be used with PRILOSEC since they are a different "class" of drugs

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I've been taking 40mg of prilosec/day for the last 7 years. My heartburn is unbearable if i miss a dose. Is there an alternative?

I've been taking 40mg of prilosec/day for the last 7 years. My heartburn is unbearable if i miss a dose. Is there an alternative?

Get evaluated: Pls see a GI pecialist, you need to have an endoscopy to see if there are ulcers in your atomach, may need other tests to rule out other causes of your symptoms. 7 yrs is too long to bear that pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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My dr. told me to stop prilosec due to colitis. How long does rebound effect last.i never had heartburn like this before . How can I treat naturally?

My dr. told me to stop prilosec  due to colitis. How long does rebound effect last.i never had heartburn like this before .  How can I treat naturally?

It's tough: and I wonder if your doctor will allow the use of H-2 Blocker like PEPCID (famotidine) or TAGAMET Ask! Hope this helps BTW LACTAID FREE MILK may help..and its almost "natural" (I assume with colitis you may be lactase Deficient) ...Read more

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Discontinued Prilosec after years.Started Zantac which triggered daily diarrhea for 8 weeks.What alternatives that aren't liquid or chewable?

Discontinued Prilosec after years.Started Zantac which triggered daily diarrhea for 8 weeks.What alternatives that aren't liquid or chewable?

STOP THAT TOO: lose weight,DO NOT DRINK MORE THAN 4 OZ liquids with any food.Do not consume any liquids 60 minutes before and 120 minutes after EVERY MEAL.Stop alcohol and tobacco.do not lot of junk and fast foods.Start drinking 3-4 litres of pure water when not eating.Get up early and exercise.DESTRESS.and drink 8 OZ OF water first thing when you wake up with half squeezed fresh lime in it.Meditate.STOP MEDS. ...Read more

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What is a good alternative to prilosec for gerd. I dont want to take anymore ppis , weaning off prilosec caused me to many polyps in stomach! ?

What is a good alternative to prilosec for gerd. I dont want to take anymore ppis , weaning off prilosec caused me to many polyps in stomach! ?

Zantac (ranitidine): If you have not already tried it, you can use Zantac (ranitidine). It's not a PPI. Of course, you should check with your regular doctor first to be sure. ...Read more

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Prilosec for yrs, it cause many gastric polyps. slowly weaning off it. What is a good alternative not a PPI for heartburn with little side effects?

Prilosec for yrs, it cause many gastric polyps. slowly weaning off it. What is a good alternative not a PPI for heartburn with little side effects?

Heartburn medication: not PPI, includes TUMS, (very safe, it's just calcium), Maalox, Mylanta, Carafate, (sucralfate) Zantac (ranitidine), Pepcid (famotidine), Tagamet (cimetidine). If you have not been tested for H.pylori, it is important to ensure that you are not infected with H.pylori. If present, it should be treated. H.pylori can result in serious consequences. ...Read more

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Could u take geri-lanta with prilosec?

Yes for a short time: Geri-lanta (aluminum/magnesium/simethecone) is indicated for upset stomach, heartburn bloating/gas. It works on neutralizing acid in the stomach. Prilosec(omeprazole) suppress acid production.Take ger-lanta after meals/at bedtime as needed for 1-2 weeks and Prilosec 30 minutes before breakfast for at most 2 weeks. If symptoms persist/worsen see a doctor. Side effects headache/diarrhea/constipation. ...Read more

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Can you take Prilosec and pepid tohether?

You can: The two medicines work in a different way but for the same purpose . I would not recommend for you to take both of them since you can take care of your problem with one of them whether you have gerd , peptic ulcer disease . There is step up and step down approach of treatment for GI condition the two medications are used . Omeprazole is stronger and more effective then Pepcid (famotidine) . Try Pepcid (famotidine) first. ...Read more

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How long does Prilosec withdrawals last?

No withdrawals.: there are no withdrawal symptoms from Prilosec. It is okay to stop it abruptly, if that is recommended by your doctor. If your symptoms return after stopping the Prilosec, discuss that with your doctor also. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should I take Prilosec and melatonin together?

Should I take Prilosec and melatonin together?

Prilosec & Melatonin: I am unsure why you are taking prilosec or melatonin at the age of 16? Are you having symptoms of GERD (gesture-esophageal reflux) and insomnia.? Have you seen your pediatrician regarding these health ailments? ...Read more

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Gastritis- do I take Prilosec once or twice a day?

Gastritis- do I take Prilosec once or twice a day?

DEPENDS: If it is a pretty nasty case you may need twice a day otherwise once a day is fine. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Prilosec and zantec?

Prilosec - Zantac (ranitidine): Prilosec is a drug in the class called proton pump inhibitors. Drugs in this class shut down the production of stomach acid. Zantac, pepcid, and tagamet are in the drug class called histamine-2 receptor blockers. These drugs block the effect of histamine on receptors in the stomach which produce acid. Prilosec is much more potent than zantac (ranitidine) but zantac (ranitidine) has a faster onset of action. ...Read more

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How long does omeprazole (prilosec) take to help you?

3 days: It typically takes a few days to become active. Full effects usually longer, on the order of 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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I am wondering what works better. Prilosec or aciphex?

Meds: Both medications are PPI and have similar efficacy. However, though the years I have found that sometimes one will work better than another for a certain individual. There seems to be a link between a persons genetics and efficacy of any medication. ...Read more