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What are the long term health effects of having severe GERD since birth and being on adult doses of prevacid (lansoprazole) and omeprazole since he was 6 months old?

Possible . Intestinal overgrowth of bacteria and infection susceptibility but sounds like he is doing ok so far. Sometime you have to outweigh benefits and risks. Talk to your provider about this question. You deserve this answer from the provider in this case. Read more...

I started taking Plavix once a day and I also take Prevacid (lansoprazole) and on occasion Prilosec. Is there any interactions with these drugs?

Absolutely. There is a well know interaction between plavix and proton pump inhibitors. Plavix is a prodrug(inactive) and is activated in the liver. This process of activation is blocked by proton oump inhibitors. Specifically with nexium and prilosec, also somewhat with other ppis. The only one safe to use is dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and possibly protonix. Or change plavix to effient or brilinta under guidance of MD. Read more...

Can GERD cause palpitations? Also, if it is not the GERD causing the palps is it safe to take ppi's like omeprazole or lansoprazole with palps?

No. Gerd does not cause arrhythmias but may cause unusual sensations in the chest. Taking a proton pump inhibitors such as Omeprazole would not be likely to pose a significant risk. However without knowing the exact cause of palpitation, cannot comment specifically. Read more...