Heart Burn / Indigestion

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Heart Burn / Indigestion Overview

Heartburn, also known as acid indigestion,[2] is a burning sensation in the central chest or upper central abdomen.[3][4][5] The pain often rises in the chest and may radiate to the neck, throat, or angle of the jaw. Heartburn is usually due to regurgitation of gastric acid (gastric reflux) into the esophagus and is the major symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).[6] In about 0.6% of cases it is a symptom of ischemic heart disease.[7] Contents 1 Definition 2 Differential di...

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omeprazole over pantoprazole
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advantages of omeprazole over pantoprazole ## There really is no benefit to using one over the other, they both work the same and are in the same class of medications, proton pump inhibitors. However, just like any other medication, one may work better for someone than a different one does. There is really no explanation for why this happens, but it does. Has your doctor recommended one of them? Here are links to both: ## Actually Pantoprazole is becoming more prescribed and the tendency is to make it more prescribed than Omeprazole. The effect of both proton pump inhibitors is similar, but Pantroprazole is more safe when combined with (some) other drugs, since it has a lower affinity for the cit. P450 than Omeprazole, an enzyme responsible for the metabolism of many drugs. You can find...
Updated 8 minutes ago in Omeprazole.
Can I Split Nexium 40 Capsules In Half
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My doctor changed my Nexium prescription from 40 mg to 20 mg. Can I separate the pills I have in half so I don't waste what I have? ## No, you can't safely split a capsule, because there is no way to ensure that you are evenly splitting the amount of the medication that is inside them. Learn more Nexium details here. Why did your doctor lower the dosage? Unless there was some reason for doing so, there is likely little harm in finishing up what you have of the higher one and then moving to the lower dosage, since this is just a proton pump inhibitor that reduces the amount of acid your stomach produces. ## I just tried Nexium 24 (20 mg pills), and it worked great at stopping my heartburn, which I get every day and sometimes multiple times/day, but, it gave me bad cramps and diar...
Updated 8 minutes ago in Nexium.
usage of rabeprazole and levosulpiride
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I am regularly using HAPPI L (Rabeprazole and Levlosulpiride COmbination). is this safe to take regularly. Some doctor says reboprozole may weakne our bones.. is it correct. ## Yes, long-term use of proton pump inhibitors, such as Rabeprazole can cause bone weakening, it primarily manifests as hip fractures. Learn more Rabeprazole details here. Thus, they are only recommended for short-term use. Have you consulted your doctor? If you need a medication that you can take for a long period of time, they should be able to suggest one that would be safer. ## it's safe during pregnancy levosulpiride 75 mg and rabeparazole.
Updated 2 days ago in Rabeprazole.
is levosulpiride addictive
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I am unable to find out if levosulpiride is addictive. I was prescribed this when I was in Costa Rica and it worked great for my dyspepsia nausea. It is classified as a substituted benzamide. I am in Canada and the drug is not available here. I would like to know what it's half life is and if it's addictive. ## No, this medication is not addictive, as listed by the U.S. FDA and it's half life is approximately 9.7 hours. Its typical side effects may include dizziness, headache, flatulence, stomach pain and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thanks ever so much for this information. I do appreciate it. It has been most difficult to find any information on levosulpiride. It is not available in Canada. When I was in Costa Rica I did find it incredibly helpful w...
Updated 4 days ago in Lansoprazole.
topzole and alcohol interactions
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Hi, can I ask, is it safe to drink alcohol while using topzole? Especially right after taking topzole or anytime during the day for that matter? ## It is never a good idea to drink alcohol, while taking any prescription medication. Additionally, if you're taking an acid controlling medication, such as this one, the FDA warns that alcohol could worsen the condition being treated and may cause worse heart burn, GERD or gastritis. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 4 days ago.
Use of Rekool D
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dear sir I am taking this medicine last 1.5 years daily in the morning before food.I am facing severe gastric and acidity for last 2 years.But still I have not benifited from this medicine.Doctor had prescribed this medcine about 1.5 years back but still i am taking this medicine regularly.please suggest me whether the use of this medicine is better for me ornot and is it possible to take this medicine further? ## Rekool-D contains the active ingredients Rabeprazole and Domperidone, it is used to treat conditions such as yours, however, if it hasn't helped you after this long, I'd suggest contacting your doctor. There are other medications that you can try, because not every drug on the market is effective for everyone that uses it. So, this might not be the right one for you. N...
Updated 4 days ago in Rabeprazole.
nexpro 40
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acid reflux ## i need to know the information abt the nexpro fast 40 tablets ## It is just another generic for Nexium, which contains Esomaprazole, used to treat ulcers and GERD. ## Is there any permanent solution of acidity as i am taking Nexpro 40 mg by last 2 years ## I am suffering from Gastric and consulted the doctor regard to the disease. They have conducted Endoscopy and to the extent of ERCP and recommended use tablet Nexpro 40 every day 30 minutes before the breakfast. I am using this tablet from 2007 November onwards. My gastric is under control with nexpor tablet. If I dont take the tablet, resulting buring sensation in the chest then I have to chew a tablet i.e. Gelusil MPS. I have discussed with our doctor regarding the side effects, he says that there in no side effects. ...
Updated 5 days ago in Nexium.
Is Omeprazole DR Same As Omeprazole ER?
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What is the difference between 'Delayed Release' and 'Extended Release'? ## There is no difference, they are just both ways of saying the same thing. They just mean that it's a time release formulation of the medication, rather than a regular release. Is there anything else I can help with? Editor's note: this message has been deemed inaccurate. ## Thank you Verwon, I appreciate your help. ## Actually, there IS a difference and they are NOT interchangeable. The example below talks about Depakote instead of Omeprazole, but the definitions and logic are the same. "The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) defines delayed-release tablets as enteric-coated to delay release of the medication until the tablet has passed through the stomach to prevent the drug from being...
Updated 5 days ago in Omeprazole.
ACID REBOUND and Rebamipide Mucosta
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after stopping meds omeprazole 20mg twice a day which i took for 45 days, i suffered from acid rebound, severe burning sensation in stomach i never felt before after i was told by a gastroent to stop taking meds. he put me on mucosta 3x a day for 7 days and asked me to come back if symptoms still there. is mucosta safe to take 2wks and wont cause any complications? ## Why were you taking the Omeprazole? If it was to treat a specific condition, such as an ulcer or GERD, then 45 days is a really short time to be on it, most of these medications are used for at least 3 to 4 months. Did he say why he wanted you to stop taking it? Acid rebound is always possible, when you stop using these types of medications abruptly. The Rebamipide is an amino acid derivative, that is used to mucosal prote...
Updated 7 days ago in Omeprazole.
razo 20 side effect
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I am Cosuming Razo 20 for more than 6 months.. What are the side effects of the medicine ## Razo contains the active ingredient Rabeprazole, this is a proton pump inhibitor used to treat ulcers, GERD and heartburn. Common side effects may include: nausea, flatulence, diarrhea and vertigo. You can read more here: Is there anything else I can help you with? ## Hi i am also using razo 20 mg ..iam feeling severe muscle aches. even i eat well sometimes i am feeling very tired in my muscle. is it because of this tablets or is there any other reason fr this. do i need to see doctor ## I am also taking Razo 20 mg medicines and Kinpride 1 mg for treating my ulcers in the stomach. I have gained 5 kgs of weight in merely 2 months since i started taking these medicines. Is it possible that this is ...
Updated 7 days ago in Rabeprazole.

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