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Prilosec Ulcer Treatment
Gastritis: Yes Nexium (esomeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor designed to reduce acid production in stomach and facilitate healing of gastritis and ulcers. May want to be checked for h. Pylori, a bacteria associated with gastritis, ulcers and other stomach related issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more
Hard to say: It can work. but ther are other treatment options and some people respond differently ot different medications. ...Read more
Good choices: Depending on the cause of the ulcer those drugs are often good choices. ...Read more
That depends: Upon whether or not you have a gluten sensitivity/allergy, celiac sprue or not. If you are someone who suffers with celiac sprue (gluten allergy) then yes, you need to avoid products containing gluten. If you have an ulcer due to Helicobacter pylori infection then you will need to heal up with treatment and time. Assuming you have had an endoscopy. Be sure to discuss with your gastroenterologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The one that works!: Essentially equivalent when taken in similar doses. There are some differences in metabolism that are important when considering potential drug interactions. ...Read more
8 weeks of Nexium&Protonix40mg for severe esophagitis & eritemous pangastritis.Now erosive antral gastritis, no esophagitis. Causes & treatment?
Possible Causes: Sounds like you have had a series of endoscopic studies and likely biopsy studies to rule out infection with H. Pylori, Barrett Disease, and Eosinophilic Gastritis. Consider serum Gastrin level, parietal cell antibodies and B12 level. No antiarthritic meds incl. aspirin. No Tums because of acid rebound(looks likes acid is being suppressed) Take Nexium (esomeprazole) in early morn Consider Nexium (esomeprazole)+Carafate+Pepcid ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Take Ranitidine 300, aciphex and carafate liquid for gastritis and diverticulosis. Is this the best treatment options?
No but: if helps go for it, usually a ppi [proton pump inhibitor ] like Prilosec more powerful but if caused it with too much alcohol or pain meds like aspirin or aleve/advil in heavy doses or worst yet smoking stop it all; keep stools soft with prune juice , fruits./dark green vegetables and fiber like raisan bran and coffee to clear the stools good or get worse diverticular. ...Read more
A good medicine: Prilosec=original purple pill. It belongs to the proton-pump inhibitor class, such as nexium, prevacid, protonix, aciphex, (rabeprazole) dexilant--there are minor differences but efficacy is about same. The best one of these is the one that works for you without significant side effect and affordable to you. If it is not working, consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more
What Works: Lots of various foods choices long promoted but little scientific evidence any really work. The larger issues are internal controls of micro-erosions, presence/resistance to heliobacter pylori bacteria (can be hard to eradicate ; can recur), ingestion of nsaids ; other irritants, internal controls of local blood flow, emotions, etc. ...Read more
I have acid reflux & mild gastritis--looking for best OTC med--am on Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) & Carafate (temp)...will be traveling & need convenience (no Carafate).
How long after h pylori treatment does it take a suspected ulcer to heal? Im on 40mg omeprazole, 4wks after eradication
About 8 weeks: We usually do not test for successful eradication for about 4 weeks until after completion of therapy. ...Read more
No: Prilosec and similar meds only decrease the amount of acidity created by the lining of the stomach during food processing. That can decrease the intensity of symptoms when reflux of gastric contents into the lower esophagus occurs. other medications can target the issues that lead to ulcers. ...Read more
I have an hpylori stomach ulcer, how to
cure it; i take Prilosec for reflux, what
else should I do?
H Pylori: H. Pylori usually treated with a combination of three medications taken twice a day for a period of 7-14 days. Variability for duration depends upon the medications used. One of those medications could be prilosec. Also depending upon the location of the ulcer in the stomach, repeat endoscopy may be done to assure healing of the ulcer 6-8 weeks after the original diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had endoscopy, have 3 superficial ulcers. Took antibiotic before test. No h-pylori showed. Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) caused headache. On prilosec.Will it cure ulcers?
Prilosec: Has a very good track record in treating ulcers. High likelihood it well resolve your problem. ...Read more
Diarrhea,vomiting for weeks.severe stomach pain & cramps.can't keep food down.been taking omeprazole and mylanta.not helping. ULCER? TREATMENTS? HELP!
Was given treatment for suspected ulcer with only Prilosec and -NO- antibiotics. This seems unusual. Expected treatment outcome?
Should help: If you have an ulcer, of any kind, omeprazole should help with symptoms and help treat the ulcer--kind of like removing the lemon juice from an open wound. However, if the ulcer was CAUSED by and infection like helicobacter pylori, the omeprazole won't "cure" you. You would need antibiotics for that. Discuss with your doctor his/her level of suspicion that this could be an infectious ulcer. ...Read more
Good choices: Depending on the cause of the ulcer those drugs are often good choices. ...Read more
Unlikely: It is technically possible but very unlikely. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, it's still possible. If you think you've developed one or are having symptoms, you should see your physician. ...Read more
Several meds: besides those two, there are at least 6 to 8 other medications which can be used for chronic acid problems. If you have given those medicines a try and they have been unsuccessful, I would return to your primary care doctor or gastroenterologist for any other evaluation which may be needed, and potentially for a prescription for a new medication. Good luck. ...Read more
My doc thinks I have an ulcer & prescribed prilosec. I've taken it for 2 weeks w/o result. Is there another safe OTC med that can help? Thanks!
Nexium, (esomeprazole) Prevacid: Did you have any endoscopy performed to diagnose the ulcer? Prilosec is used to treat ulcer, but it does takes time to treat an ulcer, at least for several weeks. Antibiotics may be needed too if there is bacterial infection associated with the ulcer, and repeat endoscopy is recommended to see the resolution of the ulcer. Other alternative OTC are nexium, (esomeprazole) Prevacid which works similarly. Good luck! ...Read more
I get ulcers like once every 4 months. Is there anything wrong with me? What can I do besides take Prilosec and be good for a couple more months?
Strange: Your question makes no sense to me. How do you know you have ulcers? Did a doctor tell you that? How did he diagnose you? Furthermore, I've never heard of peptic ulcer disease in a 25 year-old, unless you are abusing NSAIDs. Who told you to take Prilosec? Do you know how this drug works or what the risks and potential benefits are of taking it? ...Read more
I suffered a perforated ulcer for 36 hrs 1 yr ago. I have ulcers again while on script prilosec, not otc, 2 x day. H-pylori neg. What else can I try?
10mg lexapro (escitalopram) 4 anxiety, taking 5mg for first week and then upping to 10 Also taking prilosec otc 20mg daily for ulcer.
Talk to your doctor : Prilosec can increase the blood level of Lexapro (escitalopram) and thus increase the risk of side effects. That being said, there are many patients who take both together and never experience any problems. Talk to your doctor who knows you and can monitor you accordingly. Hope this helps! Best wishes! ...Read more
If I take a NSAID everyday for arthritis, will Prilosec help reduce ulcer risk? If so, by how much, and how many MG of Prilosec should I take? Thanks
20 to 40 mg: The risk of ulcers resulting from daily NSAIDs is rel. Risk factors such as age >65, previous ulcers, daily aspirin, and high dose NSAIDS. PPIs have definitely been shown to reduce ulcers. The dose for Prilosec is 20 to 40 mg daily. Long term PPIs can cause problems with calcium and bone metabolism with long term use. There are other side effects of NSAIDs such as heart issues Good luck ...Read more
Is scattered antral erosions gastritis or ulcers? been on prilosec for 3yrs for reflux. not sure how I got them being medicated. should Dr. up my dose
Yes: Fup with a doctor to come up with a long term treatment plan. Do you need to be tested for HPylori? Do you have a bed board? Have you made some lifestyle changes like diet and exercise to curb the ulcer? Have long have you been taking Prilosec? Do you need an EGD? Doctor can helo guide the treatment.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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