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What is a good pill for gastritis I have tried omeprazole, Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and prevacid they help but not enough help?
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
It: Has been reported in the side effect profile. But rare. If symptoms started after you started medicine. Stop the med. And call you doctor ...Read more
Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid (lansoprazole) reduces acid production in the stomach and helps alleviate the discomforts from functional dyspepsia or gastroesophageal reflux. Its common adverse effects include constipation, diarrhea, headache, nausea and stomach pain. Reports have surfaced that hip fractures have been observed in those taking the medicine for long periods. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on why your take it. If you take it because you have an ulcer or precancerous changes in the lining of your esophagus or stomach then i would encourage you to keep taking it. If however, it's just for reflux/heartburn you can try the things recommended on this link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/heartburn-gerd/ds00095/dsection=lifestyle-and-home-remedies. ...Read more