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Ppi Not Working Change Medication
Having real problems with reflux and bowel movements have changed to tan colour could there be a connection ppi medication doesn't work
See answer: Likely reflux and tan stools aren't related. Having tan stools occasionally can be normal. But if the change is persistent it can indicate a problem in the hepatobiliary system(liver, gallbladder and bile ducts) causing an obstruction to the flow of bile, and you should see a physician. For detailed advice on reflux see http://bit.ly/ZquHBK and http://bit.ly/1KQEMhN ...Read more
Do ppi drugs quit working? I have been on aciphex (rabeprazole) for over a year and the heartburn and sore throat is back.
See gastroenterology: Proton pump inhibitors do not stop working, but there may be other reasons for your heartburn to return. You should see a gastroenterologist for an upper endoscopy to rule other causes of heartburn, such as hiatal hernia, esophageal spasm or achalasia, gastric ulcer, esophagitis, gastritis. Also coronary artery disease can mimic GERD, but you are young for this. ...Read more
Are there any other medications normally prescribed with PPIs for GERD? Can you just take the PPI only?
Some respond better: to one than another but all in all they are pretty much equal. ...Read more
Foods: Phytic acid and oxalic acid, found naturally in some plants, bind to calcium and can inhibit its absorption. Foods with high levels of oxalic acid include spinach, collard greens, sweet potatoes, rhubarb, and beans. Eating spinach and milk together reduces calcium absorption. Foods high in phytic acid include whole-grain products and wheat bran, beans, seeds, nuts, and soy isolates. ...Read more
Do PPI medications eventually cause rebound effects (more reflux) after stopping the drug? If so, why? What to do?
Are all the ppi medications the same I have tryed 3 now still can't control the reflux is it worth trying another one?
Try Gaviscon liquid antacid at bedtime. This antacid helps by creating a foam of antacid inside your stomach, helps relieve heartburn symptoms.
Also, very helpful if you are having morning symptoms to raise the head of your bed by 2-3 inches (insert under the feet of the bed frame). ...Read more
How long does it take ppi to help acid reflux? I am having horrible days still on the medication.
No endorsement: The physicians here do not endorse products. Especially when the products are similar in their action and efficacy. ...Read more
What is the most current technology to cure GERD? (Excluding medication like ppi, h2 blocker). Thanks.
Intragastric: or esophageal Botox injections have been used in severe cases. ...Read more
Can a combination of a PPI and H2 blocker work after esophagitis secondary to a medication reaction . I'm now on a bland diet and 150mg rantadine BID.
Had Cholecystectomy 2 months ago and developed bile reflux. Tried PPIs not working. What other meds treat it and is it forever or temporary symptom?
Can anxiety cause acid reflux? I have tried ppis, h2 blockers, Gaviscon advance and lifestyle/diet changes for months; no effect from these.
Taking Omeprazole for acid reflux but suffer Vit.B defiency as result. Are there any alternative PPIs? Can dietary change alone manage the condition?
Vitamine B and PPI: PPIs such as Omeprazole only impair the absorption of protein bound Vitamin B12 from animal derived dietary sources therefore the use of free or unbound Vitamin B12 are not affected and can be safely used safely used to correct the Vitamin B12 deficiency especially if you cannot stop taking the PPI. B12 def. can cause macrocytic anemia, hyperhomocysteinemia and/or neutropathies. ...Read more
I have esophagitis,feel bitter taste in mouth after taking PPI.how long I take medication .how shoul I recheck.i done endoscopy before 2 months.
Is it safe to drink soda if I have acid reflux and a ulcer if I am on ppi medication and carafate (sucralfate)?
Yes: But as an overall healthy life style not advisable ...Read more
Would it be okay to try betaine hcl pills at 18? Ppis are not working, my thyroid is fine but my hair is dry and brittle and my skin, heartburn too!
Betaine: At your age you should not try any pills until you have checked with your doctor that it is OK. ...Read more
Food is coming back up my throat. Is this gerd? What medication would be advised. Ppi's or h2 inhibitors?
See your doctor: This is not normal. You need to see your physician to determine the cause of this problem. ...Read more
What medication(PPI) is the most successful at eliminating acid reflux,but has the LEAST side effects. Pantoprazole gave me terrible stomach pain. ?
Efficacy: Studies show that all of the PPIs have similar efficacy, however, side effects are variable. You can switch to another PPI, such as Nexium (esomeprazole) and not necessarily have the same side effects. Talk with your prescribing physician. Have you been tested for H. Pylori? If pain symptoms persist, get a referral to a GI doctor and get a scope. If H. Pylori+take therapy+retest to make sure clear ...Read more
No harm: There is no harm in trying different PPI' as they all generally have the same mechanisms of action and are usually well tolerated. ...Read more
Time between ppi's and other drugs ? How long to space them apart when taking them on daily basis?
Take in am: Generally I instruct patients to take PPIs in the morning. If it is extended release or powder form take it an hr before your meal. I do not know of any medications that cannot be taken with PPIs, however some medications may need to be monitored more carefully if you take them with PPIs. Your pharmacist can tell you if any of your meds may be affected - but the list is small. ...Read more
I have erosive esophigitis, on ppi twice a day, made all lifestyle changes and still can't get it under control. Please help.
I commend you for making all lifestyle changes.
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•Walk or hike and become part of Universe
•Then Release all feelings of worry, fear, sadness, hurt, guilt, resentment and angry feelings
•Feel the Relief.
•Become Captain over your Symptoms.
•See Psychiatrist - Therapy and Medication. ...Read more
I think I have to much acid in my stomach how do I get it under control so I can get off the ppi drugs??
GERD: Gerd is often a long-term problem, and patients often need medicine indefinitely. It may help to avoid particular foods you notice make your symptoms worse, Particularly tomatoes, onions, orange juice, chocolate, and citrus fruits. Tobacco and alcohol also make the problem worse. Surgery can sometimes be used, but is usually a last resort. See your doctor if the above do not help. Good luck. ...Read more
I have reflux,coughing andtickled inhale started,i use ppi but i dont see changes!i can feel discomford,what should i do? i can deal with this anymore
Mgt: One possible cause is aspiration into the lungs. If you have been coughing for more than 3 weeks, your PCP may order a chest radiograph and pulmonary testing to further evaluate. A virtual inbox appointment may be scheduled online as well. Avoid eating after 9 pm and try sleeping with your head elevated to a 30 degree angle. ...Read more
First Time taking Carafate (sucralfate) once in morning and once at bedtime. Next morning really nauseated and belching. Is this common? PPI not working
What stops Laryngopharyngeal reflux from coming back again and again? Is only solution is to control acid reflux via PPI and life style changes?
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