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Can I take an h2 blocker with a proton pump inhibiter? I'm having trouble with a hiatal hernia, gerd, and sour stomach

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Nicole Bressler
Emergency Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Talk to Your Dr

You can take an h2 blocker with a ppi.
Usually the ppi is taken in the morning before breakfast and the h2 blocker is taken at night. If you are already on a prescription ppi, talk to your dr because they may want to try a different dose, a different ppi or add an h2 blocker. If you do not have a prescription, see your dr about treatment options that can best help relieve your symptoms.

In brief: Talk to Your Dr

You can take an h2 blocker with a ppi.
Usually the ppi is taken in the morning before breakfast and the h2 blocker is taken at night. If you are already on a prescription ppi, talk to your dr because they may want to try a different dose, a different ppi or add an h2 blocker. If you do not have a prescription, see your dr about treatment options that can best help relieve your symptoms.
Nicole Bressler
Nicole Bressler
Answer assisted by Nicole Bressler, Medical Student
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not the best idea

If your reflux is so severe that you need to be on both medicines, medicine may not be the best way to go.
Symptoms of reflux shoudl go away with medicine. If they don't, surgical correction of your hiatal hernia may be necessary.

In brief: Not the best idea

If your reflux is so severe that you need to be on both medicines, medicine may not be the best way to go.
Symptoms of reflux shoudl go away with medicine. If they don't, surgical correction of your hiatal hernia may be necessary.
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Dr. Matthew Lublin
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

No interaction between the two drug classes.
If symptoms don't improve, need to see your doc to be reevaluated.

In brief: Yes

No interaction between the two drug classes.
If symptoms don't improve, need to see your doc to be reevaluated.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes, but i would consult your doctor to treat the cause of the continuous heartburn.

In brief: Yes

Yes, but i would consult your doctor to treat the cause of the continuous heartburn.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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