Aciphex and zantac

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Hi and welcome to the GERD forum. Yes, gas can be a side effect....not sure how long it will take for it to go away.....we are all different and it can be the amount of time u r on it that may take a little longer for it to subside,..... Good Luck with the new med.
Afterwards, I have continually been treated with 80 mg of Aciphex daily. The Aciphex is working because without it the burning in my chest and mouth is intolerable. However, I still have reflux coming into my mouth. I can taste something sour or chemical like. My nerves in my gums and teeth are inflamed,sensitive and tender. It also has been destroying my dental work. Less than a year ago I had a Nissen Fundolplication and just recently an Enteryx procedure about 5 days ago.
I just take a Pepcid or a Zantac before eating anything really spicy - all the stuff I really love! Pepcid and Zantac work differently from the Proton Pump Inhibitor meds like Prilosec or Nexium or Aciphex. No worries about not having enough acid to digest what you eat.
Also is it possible that persistent reflux could have caused an outbreak of HSV1 in my throat? I've been trying different medicines for the reflux (Aciphex, Zantac, Pepsid) but none seem to be working very well. I also had an endoscopy that returned completely normal. The pain that I currently experience is the sensation of something stuck in my throat, sometimes pain upon swallowing, sometimes hoarseness, and pain to the touch right below my ears.
When I posted I got a lot of responses that the same thing happened to others. Now I just take after-the-fact drugs like Zantac, tums, and Gaviscon. Nothing I can do. I had to decide which I hate worse. When I was on one of them I was in bigeminy for 8 weeks! I told doctors and they probably think I'm crazy, but I don't care. I KNOW what I feel.
i am wondering if any one in the prove 1 trial with the xv950 was on either a proton pump inhibitor ( prevacid,prilosec, protonix, nexium , aciphex) or a h2 blocker (zantac pepcid tagamet axid ) thanks chuck
For the past year I have been taking Zantac. Three months ago on vacation I had severe heartburn and gas, the Zantac would not stop the symptoms. I went to the doctor again and he perscribed Aciphex, which I took for 10 days, but then I was having bad side effects, such as cramping, nausia, etc. At that time he had an ultra-sound on my gull bladder and he started me on Prevacid.
I am now taking aciphex (although preferred nexium until my insurance company stopped covering it) as well as zantac to control the reflux. Both asthma and reflux become worse after a respiratory infection and no doctor (allergist, gastroenterologist or pulmonary specialist) can explain how they interact. I've searched the web and the answer is not there. After an infection (cold, flu, pneumonia), both worsen and the symptoms become problematic, but generally clear up over time.
I was reading some of the other forums answered by the wonderful M.D.'s here, and I came across this statement by Forum MD-dc and I quote: "studies have shown that esophageal acid stimuli can initiate reflexes that result in abnormalities of heart rhythm......" I've long known that for myself, reflux/heartburn (I regularly eat as many as 10 Rolaids daily) and large meals can definetly effect/trigger my PVC's.
aciphex, otc omeprazole, protonix, prevacid, nexium, prilosec, and zantac (and maybe more that I'm forgetting). They do nothing for me! Some help a little more than others. My doctor keeps brushing me aside and I can't eat or breathe! I can't even lay on my side at night, I have to prop up on my back with pillows. Also, my father and aunt have severe Crohn's Disease and ileostomies. My dad just recently died of unknown causes and my aunt is on a daily feeding IV.
Gastritis is causing all the pain. It's a killer. I have to laugh when doctors say, "Oh, everything is fine, just a little gastritis." Gastritis is awful and extremely painful and it takes a year and a day to ever go away. Are you taking any PPI's to help heal the gastritis? I took protonix for about 8 weeks and it was the "Only" thing that helped me. At first I had bad headaches, but knew I had to ride it out in order to heal myself.
And it was only once then. It just happened so suddenly, I was breathing find and then I lie down and immediately begin experiencing problems. I also have terriible posture and spend 5+ hours a day using the computer, sitting not up straight in a chair, not sure if that has anything to do with it either.
Tried prilosec, Protonix and aciphex. Now on dexilant 30 mg. Incredible nausea and headache. Am trying once every other day. So take in evening and next day very sick. Day after when don't take the pill feel much better but acid taste starts to come back. Why do these drugs cause nausea. Tried pepcid and Zantac and got very bad headaches. Any suggestions? Don't know where to turn.
Have you switched your diet to one that's GERD-friendly? If not you may want to consider doing so. Not everyone is able to manage on meds alone. You're going to need to ask your doc if you can supplement with Zantac. There shouldn't be a problem with that, but he'll need to suggest a dosage. But typically 2x a day on Aciphex should do the job, although it supposedly can take up to 14 days to reach full effectiveness.
I do have GERD and have been on prilosec, aciphex, zantac and I stopped all of them as it was not making a difference. It's just odd that it comes and goes with my cycles...&$!*!% hormones!!! I had some blood tests to check thyroid and it all checked out normal. I had trouble with a hiatal hernia and possible ulcer about 3 months ago but that seems to be under control. I was given carafate so I may start that again. It's a hard one to get all the dose's in on an empty stomach.
I tried Kapidex which also worked perfectly for about 3 months and then completely stopped working. Zantac worked for about a month and is now subsiding. My doctor has added carafate, but the pains are still not gone. They usually come when I haven't eaten for a while and let myself get hungry at all. I try to eat every 2-3 hours but am not always able to. I had an endoscopy recently which showed some gastritis and irritation, but nothing else. I tested negative for H. Pylori.
Hi, I have severe gastroparesis and have had for several years. For mine I take aciphex two times a day...one in morning and one at bedtime. My reflux was so bad it caused me to have bronchial spasms and coughing. The doctors have never mentioned that I could only take for a certain amount of time. I work for a family doctor, but see a gastro doctor plus a internal medicine doctor so feel sure one of them would have given me information by this time if there was a reason.
COPD is not common in a brief period of smoking but is likely with prolonged smoking. Acid reducers like Zantac, Pepcid and Tagamet as well as PPI proton pump inhibitors like Prevacid Protonix and Aciphex commonly help acid reflux. Valium and other benzodiazepines help anxiety. With respect to diarrhea, dexadrine commonly causes that side effect, and many others do as well.
I was given a prescription of Aciphex and it did not stop the problem. Belching acid(nasty taste in throat/mouth) during day and in bed at night. Would an acid blocker be my next step?
I take aciphex and tagament a few times a day and have since almost the beginning of tx. Some days I don't need it and don't take it. Recently my GI gave me Carafate to take 4x a day. I took one and felt so bad, I haven't had one since. I have no idea how these effect tx! My Hemo told me that this GERD etc can make someone so miserable that they won't finish tx, therefore it is better to take something for it. As long as you take these PPI's a few hours after the Riba the better.
I had horrible problems with heartburn and acid reflux. My NP gave me Nexium and it helped alot. The person to ask is JimJim, he went through the same thing and knows tons about it. Good luck.
im 67, been tested nuclear stress, EP, holter- ectopic beats, they are worse at night, much worse, and the intensity, the hard thump, and the weird feeking when im layinf down is so damn confusing, is there a connection between these, and my gerd, hiatal hernia, all i can do now, is either go to a shrink, or a GI. god bless all who suffer from this damn curse.
Over the years I have been on axid, propulsid ('98), aciphex, pepsid, zantac, and pamine. My gastro seems to think that my problems are related to anxiety, so I am scheduled to see a psychiatrist for medication. He doesn't have the best bedside manner, but he's now ordered a CT scan of the abdomen to make sure nothing's wrong. He seems to think it may be a fatty deposit. I should note that I'm a recovering alcoholic (13 + years). Can a fatty liver develop later in life?
Prevacid, Nexium, Protonix, Aciphex, Zantac, and Pepcid are all used to treat reflux. You can ask you doctor who will know best which one is least likely to cause you dizzyness.
Have tried aciphex, protonix, nexium and they all make me very sick. Tried to take zantac again - got horrible headaches even at a dose of 75 mg. Here is my question- why could I tolerate dexilant and zantac for 20 years before and not 6 months later - could it be that I was on azulfidine and now I am not. I am trying DGL licorice and antacids - not tremendously nauseated with a headache but tasting horrid acid and sour stomach and spasming.
The only one suggested is a combination of Bismuth, metronidazole, tetracycline and an H2-blocker (i.e. Pepcid or Zantac). If amoxcillin is a problem, you can consider the regimen outlined above, or a combination of metronidazole/biaxin/PPI. These options can be discussed with your personal physician. Followup with your personal physician is essential. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only.
(knock wood) I have also had very typical symptoms of Acid Reflux Disease. I take Zantac prn for this and the hiatal hernia I have been diagnosed with. I just got in from seeing a gastroentrologist who is going to perform several tests to see how bad it is. I told her about the Afib and asked her if she thought there might be a connection (I have thought so for several months.) She agreed and said she has heard of this often in her practice. My EP(cardiologist) says there might be a connection.
I have had acid reflux before, and so had my father. I am overweight and I know this and I am trying to take control over this now. Recently it seems that I have been (burping even more often) My throat is tight often hurts to talk sometimes and I cough a lot (this has been going on for a while but I did not know what it was and did not ask a doctor about this. I don't know why I haven't. Now I am freaking out and am scared and do not know what to do...
I unfortunately cannot go off the medicine and therefore was thinking about switching to aciphex. While researching the aciphex I found that it may cause hair loss as well. Is anyone familiar with or experiencing hair loss associated with either of these medications?
I have GERD and until now i have been taken prevacid. I switched insurance and my current insurance doesnt cover prevacid, they do cover acidphex. I was wondering if aciphex is safe during pregnancy? (what category does it fall under)or is there any other type of antacid besides tums or mylanta that would help me? How about zantac?
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