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What is the best ppi to take for gerd?

What is the best ppi to take for gerd?

Equivalent : There are no trials comparing head to head between all ppis but equally they have a direct effect on reducing acid. So a Prevacid (lansoprazole) vs Prilosec should have the same effect. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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What is the best OTC to take for heartburn/acid reflux?

There is no best: Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium, (esomeprazole) Zantac, and Tagamet are all over the counter and all good but what is good for you depends on your particular make-up and situation. First get a proper diagnosis and reason you are having the problem you have. Don't eat spicy or fatty foods and don't eat/drink within 3 hours of bedtime. Do not lay flat. See your MD 1st before starting any medication to avoid problems. ...Read more

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What is the safest ppi to take long-term?

What is the safest ppi to take long-term?

Same in general: Drugs in the same family don't always work as expected in all people so your doctor would have to find the one that works best for you. They also share the same side effects so talk to your doctor about the side effects and complications so they can be monitored such as success of treatment, your magnesium level and the integrity of your mucosa to avoid effacement or atrophy. ...Read more

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Hello What is the best medicine (proton inhibitor) to take for GERD.Thanks?

Hello What is the best medicine (proton inhibitor) to take for GERD.Thanks?

Nexium (esomeprazole) is: probably the strongest second generation PPI and I would recommend it. It is OTC but prescription may be cheaper. ...Read more

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What is the best pill to take for allergies?

What is the best pill to take for allergies?

Antihistamines: There are several newer antihistamines that are now over the counter. They all are about the same. Allegra, zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) to name a few. Try these at suggested dosage. If they don't work, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best medication to take for toothache?

What is the best medication to take for toothache?

Depends: Until you see a dentist siple Acetaminophen or an NSAID like Motrin can be helpful. However, don;t wait too long. An abscessed tooth is not only painful but can cause a serious infection elsewhere in your body. If you are taking other medications, check with your pharmacist before using a Motrin like drug. ...Read more

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What is the best medication that I can take for allergies?

What is the best medication that I can take for allergies?

Depends...: ...On what you are allergic to, what your symptoms are, and how great an impact those symptoms have on your life. The best treatment is to find out what you're allergic to (an allergist can help with that) and avoid it. If avoidance is impossible, non-sedating antihistamines (allegra, claritin, xyzal, (levocetirizine) etc.) are currently the most popular treatments. ...Read more

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What to do for a healthy substitute for Nexium (esomeprazole) to treat acid reflux?

What to do for a healthy substitute for Nexium (esomeprazole) to treat acid reflux?

Yes: Try small meals, low fat, with minimum of liquids consumed with the meal. Add Amino Acid supplement glutamate. Sometimes adding a tablespoon of cider vinegar before the meal helps the digestion of fats. Be sure you have been tested for diabetes or bowel disorders if the problem is long-standing. Your doctor can help you track your success and failures, and advise further testing. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for acid reflux?

What is the best medicine  for acid reflux?

Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid: If you are just starting to be bothered by gerd, then otc zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid should work well. Those are "h2 blockers" a more potent class of acid-reducing medicine is the ppi class. These include Prilosec and prevacid of course, you should do your part and decrease your intake of peppermint, chocolate, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, spicy foods, citrus, and carbonated beverages if none work, c ur md. ...Read more

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What is the best way to care for gerd?

What is the best way to care for gerd?

Dietary habits: For occasional heartburn, remember to avoid caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco. Avoid large, rich, acidic, or spicy meals, and do not lie down after eating for several hours. For heartburn more than a couple times a week, try over the counter Prilosec at a dose of 20mg 1/2 hour before breakfast each morning. 3 inch blocks to raise the head of the bed can stop night time symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for gastroesophageal reflux?

What is the best medicine for gastroesophageal reflux?

Diet & lifestyle: Meds only reduce the discomfort / injury associated with gerd. Dietary and behavior modification are what's needed to address gerd. Select better food, smaller portion and keeping your wt in check will serve you well long term. Occasional use of otc meds like Zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec is fine but you need to see a doc if your problems persist. ...Read more

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1. For how long is it safe to take mepracid? 2. And is it the same with antacid? 3. Is it the best med for prolonged acid reflux?

1. For how long is it safe to take mepracid? 2. And is it the same with antacid? 3. Is it the best med for prolonged acid reflux?

Explanation. : Prolonged acid reflex can be treated with different medications depending on severity and clinical presentation, and sometimes requires endoscopy. My advice to make appointment with doctor and take proper treatment. Treatment may be prolonged as well: for months. ...Read more

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What is the best medication you can take for fibromialgia?

What is the best medication you can take for fibromialgia?

Three: FDA has approved 3 medications as fibromyalgia (FM) specific: Lyrica, Savella (milnacipran) & Cymbalta; non-opioid pain pills. Many doctors use other medications for various symptoms experienced by FM sufferers. This is ethical & is called "off label" use. Opiates seem natural for FM pain, but are officially discouraged. Studies of Cannabis have shown efficacy. ...Read more

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What is the best thing for acid reflux?

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What is the best thing for acid reflux?

Antacid: Start with otc Pepcid (famotidine) or mylanta. If does not work try Prilosec otc. If you still have reflux and pain go to your doctor for possible referral for upper endoscopy to look inside your stomach. ...Read more

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Ibs whats the best to take medication?

Ibs whats the best to take medication?

IBS: In irritable bowel syndrome, the decision to try medication depends on what type of IBS is present, how severe the symptoms are, and how much it affects your life. Before medications are tried, it is often helpful to increase the amount of soluble fiber in the diet and to increase fluid intake. If this does not help, see your doctor for possible intervention with medications. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best time for me to take hypertention drugs?

What is the best time for me to take hypertention drugs?

Hypertension: You can take them anytime. I often recommend my patients take them in the evening. If it has a diuretic it should be taken in the morning. ...Read more

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What is the best antihistamine to take for urticaria?

What is the best antihistamine to take for urticaria?

Depends: Most people respond best to zyrtec or xyzal, (levocetirizine) as long as they don't get drowsy with them. Everybody reacts differently to different antihistamines, though; most people with urticaria will try many of the available antihistamines, alone or in combination, under a physician's supervision, to get the best control of their hives. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to take for fast gas relief?

What is the best thing to take for fast gas relief?

MEDS FOR GAS RELIEF: Simethicone which is sold under many different names is the best med for gas and is available over the counter. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acid reflux?

What is the best treatment for acid reflux?

PPI,foods avoidance: Medication in the ppi class such as prilosec. Along with avoidance of certain foods such as caffeine, citrus fruits, chocolate, fatty foods as as as spices...It is best for you to see doctor for evaluation and get proper treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to take for gastritis while you are pregnant?

What is the best thing to take for gastritis while you are pregnant?

Gastritis: Other than avoiding caffeine, heavy, large, spicy meals, medicines like ranitidine and Omeprazole are sometimes used during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Heartburn (Definition)

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Proton Pump Inhibitor (Definition)

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