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Can I take baby aspirin with gastric bypass rny?

Can I take baby aspirin with gastric bypass rny?

Yes, if:: The surgery was long enough ago that there is no risk of bleeding, there is no allergy or hypersensitivity issues, and your vitamin levels are normal. Lack of vitamin k can cause bleeding which Aspirin would then make worse. ...Read more

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Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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I have hiatal hernia & GERD which I take Prevacid (lansoprazole) for. I also have arthritis. Advil is the only thing that helps with pain. How much can I safely take?

I have hiatal hernia & GERD which I take Prevacid (lansoprazole) for. I also have arthritis. Advil is the only thing that helps with pain. How much can I safely take?

Max dose is: 750mg 2 times a day. Best 2 start low & work up 2 the level U need. Some start @ 750mg & drop down unt.l it no lstrength. helpful, then remember the next highest dose that works. B careful & B sure U R familiar with the side effects & risks and take under the supervision of Ur PCP.it is Rx strengt ...Read more

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What blood thinner can I take after my carotid surgery if stomach ulcers make it impossible for me to take aspirin?

What blood thinner can I take after my carotid surgery if stomach ulcers make it impossible for me to take aspirin?

It depends: Generally Aspirin is still safe in those with a history ulcers so long as acid medications such as omeprazole, nexium, (esomeprazole) protonix, prevacid, etc are taken along with it to prevent recurrence. You should have taken a similar medication to heal the ulcer. If you are allergic to Aspirin or intolerant for some other reason a medication such as Plavix may be reasonable. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I've had a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and I've been told to avoid ibuprofen products can I take Naprosyn (naproxen) ?

I've had a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and I've been told to avoid ibuprofen products can I take Naprosyn (naproxen) ?

That's an Ibuprofen-: like compound, known as NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug). It's also known as Aleve (naproxen) too OTC. This class produces gastritis or stomach lining irritation and worse without food. So this is why when you are getting gastric bypass surgery, and have little space hold food in, the NSAIDS can wreak havoc on your stomach's lining and cause you pain and distress. ...Read more

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How long does protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate generally take to start giving relief? I have bad stomach pain and heart burn.

How long does protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate generally take to start giving relief? I have bad stomach pain and heart burn.

Different: Protonix (pantoprazole) takes at least a day (often several days) to take effect. Sucralafate works within a few hours. Protonix (pantoprazole) won't be your best option for relieving symptoms right away AFTER they are noticed. Have you tried ranitidine or cimetidine? ...Read more

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To minimize stomach upset, should I take Pepcid (famotidine) 20mg before or after Plavix?

To minimize stomach upset, should I take Pepcid (famotidine) 20mg before or after Plavix?

Pepcid (famotidine) should: Either be given at night or twice per day. Once you have stable levels of medication in your blood stream, it doesn't matter how you time it with your Plavix (clopidogrel). The key is taking your Plavix (clopidogrel) with food. ...Read more

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Can i take prevacid (lansoprazole) every other day or even 3 days? When i take the prevacid (lansoprazole) i don't sleep well at night. ?

Can i take prevacid (lansoprazole) every other day or even 3 days? When i take the prevacid (lansoprazole) i don't sleep well at night. ?

Difficult To Say: Prevacid (lansoprazole) is in the class called proton pump inhibitors. Without knowing your specific condition, it would be difficult to recommend or not recommend dosing every 2 or 3 nights. It takes 12 - 16 hours for these drugs to work after the first dose and based on the half-life of these drugs, you may not get relief without a dose every night. Of course, speak with your physician about any changes. ...Read more

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I'm wondering if I can take ibuprofen while on omeprazole?

I'm wondering if I can take ibuprofen while on omeprazole?

Yes: These are common medications to take together. An occasional side effect of ibuprofen is excess stomach acidity and omeprazole can be a counter active to this. ...Read more

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What meds can I take for GERD if i'm already taking Pepcid and reglan (metoclopramide)? What will help the mucus? I can't eat or swollow pills

What meds can I take for GERD if i'm already taking Pepcid and reglan (metoclopramide)? What will help the mucus? I can't eat or swollow pills

PPIs: Proton pump inhibitors, such as Omeprazole (prilosec) or Lansoprazole (prevacid) or zegerid can be taken over-the-counter for gerd. Certain other things such as avoidance of fried and fatty foods, assuming supine position after meals, avoiding tight clothes, elevating the head of your bed may further help your gerd. ...Read more

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Can i take motillium with buscopan aameprazole, I have ulcers and hiatus herni?

Multiple Drug Rx: The Omeprazole is a ppi to reduce acid; the motillium is a motility enhancer - which presumably helps with nausea and dyspepsia by moving GI contents along faster. The buscopan works opposite to this - it slows down hyper spasmodic bowel, which can alleviate some of the same sx. There are numerous anecdotal reports available that indicate these drugs can be taken together, but speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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I take omeprazole, but tonight, i'm still having stomach problems. What additionally can I take with it?

I take omeprazole, but tonight, i'm still having stomach problems. What additionally can I take with it?

Several: You can take an acid buffering agent (tums, mylanta, maalox), an acid reduction agent (zantac, pepcid) or another omeprazole. But try to figure out what triggered the stomach problem (ie something you ate earlier today, extra coffee, etc) so you can avoid the problem altogether. If it happens repeatedly, call your doc. ...Read more

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Am 295lbs. Considering gastric sleeve so I can still take NSAIDs. I have GERD and hiatal hernia. Anything I should consider re: this procedure?

Am 295lbs. Considering gastric sleeve so I can still take NSAIDs. I have GERD and hiatal hernia. Anything I should consider re: this procedure?

GERD and Sleeve: GERD can worsen after a sleeve , hiatal hernia must be repaired to decrease those chances, bypass is a considered better operation in patients with GERD issues however one can not routinely use NSAIDS after that and definitely no smoking . Obviously this decision needs lot of thinking and consideration of long term complications as well. Plz talk to your surgeon for further details. ...Read more

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I take 1000mg of mastic gum every morning for GERD and gastric upset and it really helps. Can I take another 500-1000mg in the evening?

I take 1000mg of mastic gum every morning for GERD and gastric upset and it really helps. Can I take another  500-1000mg in the evening?

Definite maybe: Mastic gum is a natural treatment for gerd and usually taking a second dosage at night will not cause any harm,but I will refer you to the instructions written on the label and to ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you take distflatyl when also taking lansoprazole?

Can you take distflatyl when also taking lansoprazole?

Yes: It is no problem to use Disflatyl when on a regular dose of lansoprazole. Good luck. ...Read more

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What will happen if you take advils (ibuprofen) and have stomach ulcers?

What will happen if you take advils (ibuprofen) and have stomach ulcers?

Can cause bleeding: If one has peptic that includes gastric and duodenal ulcer, and takes advil, (ibuprofen) it can cause ulcer to bleed.Same as with aspirin. ...Read more

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Can I take aspirin to relieve stomach pain?

No: Find out cause for stomach pain - i found the best one is by biotics called hpf formula which has many herbs to rid of h. Pylori infection the next one that works well is bromelain even if it is ulcer this heals. ...Read more

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