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Taking 40mg prescription Prilosec daily and have breakthrough GERD which required zantac (ranitidine). Do i need a new ppi?

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Dr. David Drewitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Maybe...

If you are following strict dietary and lifestyle modifications routinely recommended to patients with gerd and are compliant with taking your Nexium (esomeprazole) it may be time to either try a different ppi or double the dose of nexium (esomeprazole).
30 - 40% of patients with gerd will require a double dose of ppi for control of symptoms. Make sure you are followed by a GI specialist. Good luck!

In brief: Maybe...

If you are following strict dietary and lifestyle modifications routinely recommended to patients with gerd and are compliant with taking your Nexium (esomeprazole) it may be time to either try a different ppi or double the dose of nexium (esomeprazole).
30 - 40% of patients with gerd will require a double dose of ppi for control of symptoms. Make sure you are followed by a GI specialist. Good luck!
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