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What drug(s) would be useful to take for non-acidic laryngopharyngeal reflux to inhibit pepsin ?

PPIs;H2blockers: Proton pump inhibiters like omeprazole, nexium, Prevacid or dexelent by itself or in combination with h2 blockers like ranatadine; Reglan (metoclopramide) will relieve the symptoms of non acid laryngopharyngeal reflux.Robinul forte can also be used as it cuts down the pepsin secretion to some extent. Along with that life style modifications, elevating the head end of bed avoidfoods like dairy, wheat;eggs, wt loss. ...Read more

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Which foods helps pepsin production in the stomack ? Is there foods contains pepsin directly?

Which foods helps pepsin production in the stomack ? Is there foods contains pepsin directly?

Pepsin: Pepsin is produced in the stomach in response to protein intake in food. The pesin is a digestive enzyme that the stomach produces in order to digest protein foods. ...Read more

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What do hydrochloric acid and pepsin do?

What do hydrochloric acid and pepsin do?

Digest food: Hydrochloric acid and pepsin are produced in the stomach and help in the digestion of food. Hydrochloric acid also kills most the bacteria that we swallow with food. ...Read more

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How does pepsin breakdown proteins?

How does pepsin breakdown proteins?

Amino acid links: Pepsin is an enzyme whose zymogen (pepsinogen) is released by the chief cells in the stomach and that degrades food proteins into peptides. Pepsin is most efficient in cleaving peptide bonds between hydrophobic and preferably aromatic Amino Acids such as phenylalanine, tryptophan, and tyrosine. ...Read more

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So theoretically - if you did not eat any protein - then surely the pepsin would not be activated?

So theoretically - if you did not eat any protein - then surely the pepsin would not be activated?

Wrong, sorry...: Pepsinogen (the pro-enzyme of pepsin) is activated at a ph of less than 4 largely due to the action of stomach acid. Beside, a diet devoid of protein is a very unhealthy diet indeed. ...Read more

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What foods does pepsin breakdown in the small intestine?

What foods does pepsin breakdown in the small intestine?

None: Pepsin, the powerful enzyme in gastric juice that digests proteins such as those in meat, eggs, seeds, or dairy products in the stomach. Once in the small intestine, the ph is higher rendering pepsin inactive in further digestion of proteins. Absorption of proteins occurs primarily in the small intestine. ...Read more

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The human stomach is an acidic environment. Is the optimum pH of pepsin high or low?

The human stomach is an acidic environment. Is the optimum pH of pepsin high or low?

Pepsin: Pepsin operates best in a very acid environment. It's optimal pH is 1.5, which is approximately the same pH as the stomach environment where the acid has been secreted. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will okra pepsin e cause diarrhea?

Need doctor's help! will okra pepsin e cause diarrhea?

Stop it.: There is no good research that I can find that says this even works! Since there is no unbiased information about the product, then info on side effects will also likely be biased. Stop it. If your diarrhea does not improved, see your doc. Eat okra, the vegetable, instead of a pill, instead. It's high in fiber and has other good things in it. ...Read more

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Does hcl/pepsin give you high blood pressure?

Does hcl/pepsin give you high blood pressure?

No: These are physiologic gastric secretions present in all normal, healthy, (non-hypertensive) people. ...Read more

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Can i take aloe vera to soothe esophagus from pepsin?

Can i take aloe vera to soothe esophagus from pepsin?

Yes: Aloe is well-known for soothing burns and can also soothe inflamed and irritated mucous membranes.
There are many aloe juices out there and some are better than others. This article tells how to make your own:
http://www.naturalhealers.com/holistic-health/aloe-vera-ultimate-guide/
Reliable brands include Lily of the Desert and Pharm-Aloe ...Read more

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Is pepsin enzyme produced by stomach same as pepsin found in papaya?

Is pepsin enzyme produced by stomach same as pepsin found in papaya?

Good question: The enzymes are not exact, but they act similarly. Papya has been a traditional aid to digestion. However, how equivalent the papaya pepsin is to your natural enzyme I do not know. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give 2 year old betaine HCl pepsin to help her with a digestive system?

NO.: Betaine is only used for patients with homocysteinuria (a genetic metabolic defect) and occasionally xerostomia (inability to produce saliva) or fatty liver disease. Betaine can cause nausea, diarrhea, body odor, and severe GI distress. If your child is having digestive issues, please see her doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Would Pepsin GI (8MG Zinc with 29.5MG L-Carnosine) be a helpful supplement to take if I currently have gastritis?

Would Pepsin GI (8MG Zinc with 29.5MG L-Carnosine) be a helpful supplement to take if I currently have gastritis?

Possibly, but: PepZin is a compound of L-carnitine and Zinc marketed in Japan for treatment of stomach distress and peptic ulcer disease. Studies support it's healing effect in a number of gastric conditions. If you've self diagnosed your condition as gastritis you should check with a physician to be sure you don't have an ulcer or H.pylori related gastritis. Most U.S. physicians are not familiar with PepZin. ...Read more

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A rapid spit test found pepsin in my saliva (35ng/ml). This is meant to be low, but should I be worried? Is some extraesophageal reflux normal?

A rapid spit test found pepsin in my saliva  (35ng/ml). This is meant to be low, but should I be worried? Is some extraesophageal reflux normal?

Some is normal: It is believed that everyone has some extra esophageal reflux. It is only a problem when it starts causing symptoms like phlegm in the throat, throat clearing, difficulty swallowing, lump in the throat sensation, hoarseness, and sore throat to name some of the common symptoms. ...Read more

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I am having burning diarrhea after taking Betaine HCL with pepsin for the first time before breakfast. Should I discontinue taking or is this normal?

I am having burning diarrhea after taking Betaine HCL with pepsin for the first time before breakfast. Should I discontinue taking or is this normal?

What RU treating?: You have provided us no clinical diagnosis to support your current or continued use of hydrochloric acid and pepsin. The differential diagnosis of diarrhea is protean, so some simple testing may be in order depending on severity and duration. ...Read more

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Acid in stomach which activates pepsin needed for protein digestion?

Acid in stomach which activates pepsin needed for protein digestion?

Yes: Yes pepsin and other enzymes called proteases are activated by the acid in the stomach . The proteases break apart the Amino Acid links within the chain that makes a protein. The freed Amino Acids are then absorbed by the small intestines. Some small chains of Amino Acids are also broken down in the small intestine or absorbed directly. ...Read more

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A nutritionist has suggested i go on betaine hydrochloride with pepsin tablets upping dose each time until i get burning sensation. Is it safe?

A nutritionist has suggested i go on betaine hydrochloride with pepsin tablets upping dose each time until i get burning sensation. Is it safe?

Yes: Betaine hydrochloride will kill silent infections and doing a detox similar to yours will improve lymphatics. Additionally if there is biliary sludge betaine hcl detox will improve bile flow. Pepsin will improve digestion. If there is irritation use bromelain in addition which will heal the irritation and ulcerations. We use betaine hcl detox for lyme disease - upto 10gm-15gm twice daily. ...Read more

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I've heard i can take glycopyrrolate to help reduce pepsin for non acidic reflux but do I have to be careful taking with omeprazole and domeridone ?

I've heard i can take glycopyrrolate to help reduce pepsin for non acidic reflux but do I have to be careful taking with omeprazole and domeridone ?

I don't advise it: If you are taking domperidone for gastroparesis, Glycopyrrolate is likely to make it worse. It slows down bowel function and causes constipation and bloating. It has major anticholinergic side effects which you can review at www.Drugs.Com these side effects slow down intestinal function and gastric function. ...Read more

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What is pepsin? Can it cause throat/esophagus cancer?

What is pepsin? Can it cause throat/esophagus cancer?

Pepsin and Cancer : Some well-reviewed studies have linked the action of pepsin, a natural enzyme produced in the stomach to promote digestion of proteins, to increased promotion of some oral and laryngeal cancers. Some popular web sites tout the positive effects of pepsin, while others warn of the over use of anatscids that actually may interfere with digection. It is best to consult a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I'm weening myself off Prevacid (lansoprazole) with the help of a Betaine/Pepsin HCL pill every morning. It helps but I now have heart palpitations. Side effect?

I'm weening myself off Prevacid (lansoprazole) with the help of a Betaine/Pepsin HCL pill every morning. It helps but I now have heart palpitations. Side effect?

Betaine HCL/pepsin: There are no reported cases on palpitations but theoretically the pepsin/HCL combo could have negative vagal feedback ( vagus stimulation produces pepsin on our stomach). The vagus nerve via parasympathetic stmulation slows the heart and if it is inhibited there could be increase heart rate. You could try stopping the meds and seeing if palpitations stop. Check B6, folate (folic acid) ,B12 .F/U with doc. ...Read more

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I get excessive sticky white mucus build up in the larynx area, is this likely to be pepsin, bile or acid, it never burns my throat ?

I get excessive sticky white mucus build up in the larynx area, is this likely to be pepsin, bile or acid, it never burns my throat ?

Throat mucus: Throat mucus can come from chronic allergies either in the air or also from foods you're eating. Frequent causes are dairy products. Mucus is not the same as pepsin, bile, or acid -- but if you have gerd your throat can be irritated. Chronic cough can come with this. Please discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Can pepsin and acids in throat caused by LPR, get into both parotids and cause pain, soreness and stinging upon eating? No apparent swelling.

Can pepsin and acids in throat caused by LPR, get into both parotids and cause pain, soreness and stinging upon eating? No apparent swelling.

Unlikely: I think that would be extremely unlikely, but one can "never say never". It also depends on how the LPR was diagnosed. If you haven't had a formal pH study, you should consider if since your having problems. There are woress studies for 48 hours that measure acid only, and 24 hr studies that measure acid and non-acid reflux. Consider a consult with a GI doctor interested in esophageal testing. ...Read more

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Is Alkaline water effective in eliminating pepsin effect in sore throat due to laryngo pharyngeal reflux . ?

Is Alkaline water effective in eliminating pepsin effect in sore throat due to laryngo pharyngeal reflux . ?

Yes: Yes. Temporarily it will buffer and soothe. Ur treatment should be aimed however at root cause- Stomach Acid and Reflux. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need a refill on my medication?

I need a refill on my medication?

So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc..It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more