Can Prilosec heal dyspepsia or indigestion?

Yes. Prilosec is a medication known as a proton pump inhibitor. It functions by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Acid is the irritant that can cause dyspepsia or indigestion, and removing or reducing this irritant can be helpful. However, it is best to see your doctor before starting this so that other possible causes to dyspepsia can be ruled out.

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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...

Pantoprazole vs. Omeprazole? Which is it best for non ulcer dyspepsia? Which is safest/less contraindications/side effects?

Depends. . These are the same class of medications and should theoretically work just the same. However different people tend to respond differently to them. You need to do a trial of each and see what makes you feel better (that would be the one that's best for you). It's kind of like what apple is best....depends on what your taste buds like...in this case it's what your dyspepsia likes. . Read more...

Been on Prilosec for a while but I've been getting more indigestion lately even on it. Is there a better med I could take that's more effective?

Try other vs see doc. All proton pump inhibitors (to suppress stomach acid) are said in some studies to be as effective as each other.In clinical practice, we see that some respond better to 1 than another.Lansoprazole (Prevacid), esomeprazole (Nexium), omeprazole/bicarb (Zegrid) are options. Gaviscon after meals & at bedtime + 1/day omeprazole (Prilosec) is good.However, worsening symptoms despite treatment = see doc. Read more...
Possibly. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)/ indigestion breaking through an adequate dose of a strong medication like Prilosec should prompt a visit to a Gastroenterologist. Sometimes a higher dose or a medication that provides a physical barrier, like Carafate, (sucralfate) can help, but the doctor will want to rule out ulcer, bacterial infection (helicobacter pylori) and other unusual problems like cancer. Read more...

Dysphagia, ab pain&indigestion for 3mo. EGD hints linear furrows and biopsy found 1 eosinophil. 40mg prilosec per day isn't working. Any suggestions?

Needs repeat. At your age, will need repeating the biopsy in another month or so to be sure that your don't have eosinophilic esophagitis. I had a patient whom I suspected to have EoE despite two separate biopsies being negative. The 3rd one was the charm and he has responded to the 6-food elimination diet thus far. Read more...

Hard labor and change in diet. 50lbs weight loss just shy of a year. Frequent constipation and indigestion. Trial of Prilosec OTC was useless. Ulcer?

Fiber and hydration. Just over 2 lb per month weight loss is good but set reasonable target weights below 95th percentile but above your height percentile. Ensure adequate hydration, fiber and vitamin intake. A psyllium-based product at recommended dose before meals with water would suffice. Read more...