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Can Nexium (esomeprazole) heal gastritis anthrum?

Can Nexium (esomeprazole) heal gastritis anthrum?

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 more

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Ulceration (Definition)

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


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How effective is esomeprazole (Nexium) for treating a stomach ulcer?

How effective is esomeprazole (Nexium) for treating a stomach ulcer?

Hard to say: It can work. but ther are other treatment options and some people respond differently ot different medications. ...Read more

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Is gluten bad for ulcer healing? (Stomach ulcer)

Is gluten bad for ulcer healing? (Stomach ulcer)

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 more

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Is prevacid (lansoprazole) an antacid?

Is prevacid (lansoprazole) an antacid?

Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid is the branded equivalent of lansoprazole, an oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor (ppi) class of drugs. This is different from an antacid, which neutralizes the acid you've already produced. ...Read more

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Which is the best nexium, (esomeprazole) Prilosec or omeprazole?

Which is the best nexium, (esomeprazole) Prilosec or omeprazole?

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

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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 more

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Can Prilosec heal dyspepsia?

Can Prilosec heal dyspepsia?

Yes: It depends on what is causing dyspepsia. Some of that is acid related, in which Prilosec would help. ...Read more

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Which proton-pump inhibitor is best? Nexium, (esomeprazole) Prilosec, or Prevacid and why?

Which proton-pump inhibitor is best? Nexium, (esomeprazole) Prilosec, or Prevacid and why?

None!: The plethorta of side effects of these drugs has only become evident. Nutritional deficiencies, osteoporosis, chronic kidney issues, and acelerated heart disease. They should be short term. H2 blockers are a preferred treatment! ...Read more

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Recurring symptoms of stomach ulcer after already treating for h. Pylori?

Recurring symptoms of stomach ulcer after already treating for h. Pylori?

Return to GI doc.: If the h pylori has been fully treated, and the symptoms recur, you must have it reevaluated by a gastroenterologist. It may not a simple ulcer, you may have a hyper acidity or something else that may require further evaluation, including upper endoscopy and biopsy. ...Read more

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Take Ranitidine 300, aciphex and carafate liquid for gastritis and diverticulosis. Is this the best treatment options?

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

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Is Prilosec an effective treatment for stomach discomfort or heartburn?

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

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What is multi drug cocktail treatment for peptic ulcer ?

What is multi drug cocktail treatment for peptic ulcer ?

Several: Common is a ppi, e.g. Prevacid, (lansoprazole) and 2 antibiotics, e.g. Amoxicillin and clarithromycin. Others can include different antibiotics (if allergic or second rx), bismuth, e.g. Pepto bismol, and ppi. Take for 10-14 days. Other rx also. ...Read more

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Is Nexium (esomeprazole) an antacid?

Is Nexium (esomeprazole) an antacid?

No: Nexium (esomeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor. H2 Blockers (Zantac, Tagament) also reduce the amount of acid in your stomach and considered antacids. ...Read more

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Best diet for ulcer reduction, gastric problems?

Best diet for ulcer reduction, gastric problems?

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

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I have acid reflux & mild gastritis--looking for best OTC med--am on Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) & Carafate (temp)...will be traveling & need convenience (no Carafate).

I have acid reflux & mild gastritis--looking for best OTC med--am on Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) & Carafate (temp)...will be traveling & need convenience (no Carafate).

Gerd: Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and Carafate are good combination, either you can leave of the Carafate during travel and may be okay with that, if symptoms bothers off of Carafate, try ranitidine 150 mg at night.l ...Read more

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Does Prilosec actually cure ulcers?

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

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Could 40 mg. Of Prilosec daily for 4-6 weeks be enough to cure an ulcer?

Could 40 mg. Of Prilosec daily  for 4-6 weeks be enough to cure an ulcer?

Depends on cause : You not only need to take the antacid, but you also need to avoid the precipitant that caused the ulcer (meds, alcohol, tobacco). It's a balancing act and just taking an antacid may not be enough. ...Read more

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I have an hpylori stomach ulcer, how to cure it; i take Prilosec for reflux, what else should I do?

I have an hpylori stomach ulcer, how to
cure it; i take Prilosec for reflux, what
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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 more

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Diarrhea,vomiting for weeks.severe stomach pain & cramps.can't keep food down.been taking omeprazole and mylanta.not helping. ULCER? TREATMENTS? HELP!

Diarrhea,vomiting for weeks.severe stomach pain & cramps.can't keep food down.been taking omeprazole and mylanta.not helping. ULCER? TREATMENTS? HELP!

Probably not ulcer: Ulcers are not usually associated with diarrhea or cramps. Other causes, such as infectious gastroenteritis, inflammatory bowel disorders, celiac sprue, should be considered. See a gastroenterologist to have testing done. ...Read more

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Was given treatment for suspected ulcer with only Prilosec and -NO- antibiotics. This seems unusual. Expected treatment outcome?

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

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Is it possible to develop an ulcer while taking Prilosec and zantac (ranitidine)?

Yes: Yes, it's still possible. If you think you've developed one or are having symptoms, you should see your physician. ...Read more

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Besides Zantac (ranitidine) and prilosec what else can you use for constant acid from an ulcer?

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

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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

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Is there a way 2 prevent recurring ulcer? Got ulcer 3x in 2yrs, rarely take NSAIDs & taking Prilosec. Could long intervals w/o eating have any effect?

Have they ruled out: ...such conditions as H.pylori, acid hypersecretory conditions (like Z-E syndrome), gastroparesis (I note you're diabetic)? ...Read more

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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

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10mg lexapro (escitalopram) 4 anxiety, taking 5mg for first week and then upping to 10 Also taking prilosec otc 20mg daily for ulcer. safe together?

 10mg lexapro (escitalopram) 4 anxiety, taking 5mg for first week and then upping to 10 Also taking prilosec otc 20mg daily for ulcer.
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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

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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

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

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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

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

"Erosions": usually refer to gastritis rather than ulcerations...As far as the development of this in the face of PRILOSEC therapy I would ask your treating GI Doc about possible H PYLORI INFECTION..... Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Can an ulcer cause burning achy feeing in right upper abdomen? Prilosec helps

Can an ulcer cause burning achy feeing in right upper abdomen? Prilosec helps

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 more

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Is hylands migraine relief safe for ulcer. Taking prilosec.Http://www.Drugs.Com/drp/hyland-s-migraine-headache-relief-tablets.Html?

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

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...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