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Types Of Otc Acid Reflux Meds
Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more
Proton pump inhibito: Omeprazole belongs to the class of proton pump inhibitors. Other options include pantoprazole & lansoprazole among others (http://www.drugs.com/drug-class/proton-pump-inhibitors.html). A step down in strength are H2 blockers (http://www.drugs.com/drug-class/h2-antagonists.html). Basic start is calcium carbonate such as Tums & Rolaids. Of course, try lifestyle options 1st. http://goo.gl/s1Ukdf ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease occur when stomach acid contacts the lower esophagus. Over the counter antacids will neutralize this acid. Some OTC antacids are combined with medication that decreases the production of acid in the stomach making the combination more effective in reducing reflux symptoms. ...Read moreSee 11 more doctor answers
Is taking PPI like Nexium (esomeprazole) only solution for containing effects of chronic acid reflux?
What are the best treatment options for silent reflux (Laryngopharyngeal Reflux) other than acid reducing drugs or surgery?
Life style modificat: Yes by life style modification it may help change your eating habits 1 after eating wait 2t0 3 hours before going to bed or lying down 2 avoid mint, cocolate, alcohol, smoking and chewing tobaco, onions and caffeine 3 avoid spicy foods, tomatoes, oranges, 4 avoid large fatty meals and eat small frequent meals, dont over eat 5loose some weight if you are over weight and avoid wearing tight clothings. ...Read more
Do the ppi's such as Nexium (esomeprazole) and other prescription ppi's work to help laryngopharyngeal reflux?
Apple: Eat an early supper- well before bedtime. Do not eat an overly large meal. Consume a moderate amount of fluids with your meal. Eat a medium apple for desert with dinner as desert. ...Read more
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Is there any over-the-counter acid reflux medicine stronger than Pepcid (famotidine) complete and prilose otc?
Sure...: Pepcid (famotidine) is an H2 blocker. That class of drugs relative to acid suppression is exceeded by the proton pump inhibitor (PPI) class, of which Prilosec was the first. Many subsequent PPI's have been introduced with longer durations of action. Although we can't endorse particular products on HealthTap, ask your pharmacist to recommend another PPI. Better yet, see your gastroenterologist for the right Rx. ...Read more
What are safe & effective medicines for bile reflux found in stomach that might contribute to laryngopharyngeal reflux?
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
Can children use an anti acid like Tums (calcium carbonate) for frequent eructation with stomach contents coming in mouth?
Can beta blocker CCB medicine such as amlodipine causes or aggravate acid re flux. Which class of BP is best for acid sufferers.
Glucocorticoids: These steroids can cause a variety of adverse effects involving the GI track. Gastritis is one of these and can cause symptoms of acid reflux. Ulcerative esophagitis and peptic ulcer disease are other possibilities, but rarely encountered. If possible, avoidance of GI irritants such as nsaids & Aspirin would greatly minimize these risks. As indicated, prophylaxis or treatmet with antacids. ...Read more
Why doctors also prescribe PPI like Nexium (esomeprazole) that reduces stomach acid along with Clathromycin & Amoxicilln when treating H Pylori?
Yes!: By a process called"adsorption "!Get a more detailed answer ›
Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more
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