Difference between zantac and nexium

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Avatar n tn I feel like it is making me more nasueas <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> queasy than Prevacid. I was taking 40 mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nexium</span> daily <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> have just switched to 30 mg daily of Prevacid.
Avatar n tn 7/23/03 i have gerd and a non-noticeable small hiatal hernia.i was taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zantac</span> 150 for many years <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> now i am taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nexium</span>. i seem to have gastric distress in abdomen,stomach and gi tract,almost daily, lately. was more or less under control a few weeks ago. i am 66 yrs. old. i felt my abd.distress may have been from taking zocor for cholesterol. tried other statins in the past and had similar response with abd.distress. much gas.mostly at distal end of esophagitis.
Avatar f tn I've spoken to the cardiologist and he says there can definately be a correlation between reflux <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> increased PVC's but wasn't aware of a correlation between Prilosec <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> PVC's. Have you heard of anything like this with other patients, Prilosec causing a big increase in the amount of PVC's? If so is there another drug that can help with reflux/heartburn that is not a PPI? I had problems with nexium as well (dizziness and rapid heart rate) so I'm hesitant to try another PPI drug.
Avatar n tn I came across a happenstance. I was dx with Gerd in 1999 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> was on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zantac</span> which after much time cleared up and zantac was stopped. Starting in 2001 I happened to get an SVT episode. In 2006 I had an afib episode and would have about 5 with each progressing year treated with verapamil "pill in the pocket".
Avatar m tn I have just started reading the connection between these issues <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the vegas nerve. All the doctors want to do is heavy dose the prevacid, prilosec, nexium,etc. You name it. I've tried it. the water in the morning (at least a quart)and dropping down hard on my heels, for me really works the best. All i've heard about the surgery is 90% negative. What if i really had a heart attack one day. How could you tell the difference in symptoms? A new revolutionary surgery is desperately needed for us.
Avatar n tn do you take the Aciphex at least 45 minutes before eating (the docs don't always tell you that)? I'm guessing you have already tried combining them with the H2 inhibitors like Pepcid <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zantac</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> modifying your diet by not eating (not even water) 4-5 hrs before going to bed, eliminating things like caffeine, alcohol, citrus, tomatoes, chocolate, peppermint. do you elevate the head of your bed (6 inches or more)?
Avatar f tn Have to 'pee' every 15 minutes for hours, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> take Valium <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Tenormin with a really big dose of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zantac</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> wait till it stops. Sometimes (last time last week) it went for about 10 hours. Maddening, and I nearly went to see the doc again, but why bother,,they just don'y know why it happens. Ive been having this crap for 30 years, and the ticker is OK. It's electrical, and definately connected with digestion and what food I eat. Be re assured all of you other guys....
Avatar n tn Hi I am suffering about 15 years from sinus problems and recently got worst, whenever i get a little flu situation my had being dizzy, can't concentrate, my legs are shaky, what you gays thing is there some connection between sinus <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> brain-body function?
Avatar n tn Once I knew what it was from I did fine....I was given Reglan <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zantac</span> pre-surgery for nausea <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> afterwards I was allowed nothing by mouth for 24 hrs. next day clear liquids for breakfast and then I was on my own to find what I could and couldnt tolerate.....I am soooo much better now than before I had surgery...I cant tell you the POSITIVE difference this surgery has made for me....
Avatar f tn By dinner my lover left side between my belly button <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> hip cramps up. I also hear <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> feel my dinner gurgling in my stomach. I try to have a BM to get rid of the feeling and either nothing comes out or it's very little. I also get gassy, but can't push that out either. Have you ever heard of feeling like you have to pass gas, but when you try it feels blocked and doesn't come out?
Avatar f tn just afraid of trying stuff with the gastritis pain that I've been having since I stopped all antacids for several days after the bad side effects from the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nexium</span>.....<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I think it was bad on me cuz i stopped the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zantac</span> when I started the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nexium</span>......I ended up in er cuz thought I was losing my mind and gonna have a nervous breakdown! So I don't know for sure if the nexium made me feel worse or if it was from stopping the zantac. Was having muscle twitches too.....
Avatar n tn I was so annoyed when he said there is no proven connection between allergies <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> dizziness. He's now ordered an MRI <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> additional balance tests and has started talking about ruling out tumors, etc. Thanks for sharing your stories. It always surprises me how many non-allergist MD's don't understand how allergies can affect the body.
Avatar n tn the simple fact is you must have stomach acid <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> enzymes to digest food. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nexium</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> all the other meds are simply another way for the drug companies to make money. Acid reflux or heartburn as it used to be called can be helped with digestive enzymes and a good probiotic. Your colon must also be moving at least once a day if not more. I suffer from benign pvc's as well and experience the exact same stomach lurches. I was told this is an adrenaline rush(fight or flight response.
Avatar m tn I took the last pill on Saturday <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I will go back to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zantac</span> 150 if need be! I am through with medication!!! I take blood pressure and thyroid meds and I will live with the rest of all my stomach issues!!! I also changed my diet and eating raw honey!
Avatar n tn as your pharmacist, you doc probably didn't realize this. YOu can use maalox with the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nexium</span> or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zantac</span> with the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nexium</span> for several wks to increase the effects. Stay away from caffinated products and spicey foods and the medications I noted. NO alcoholic beverages either.
Avatar n tn Between four <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> five hours later the bowel empties - foul smelling <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> watery (diarrhoea) Stage 5: Faintness and cold sweats or temperature also happen just after or before bowel movement. these symptoms usually start in the afternoon and lasts throughout the night. the symptoms usually disappear quickly the following day after a good sleep.
Avatar m tn FWIW my ENT gave me quite a primer regarding the difference between normal reflux <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> LPR. In terms of treatment what he said was that usual dose of nexium for garden variety reflux is one-a-day. But for LPR reflux, it's two a day. That's because the tissues in the throat are actually more sensitive than the tissues in the esophagus. So for that reason LPR requires more acid suppression, therefore the Two nexium a day.
Avatar n tn We posted back and forth during TX, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> some of what you wrote back kept me going <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> were in my thoughts in between. Really. You are one kewl lady. the feeling of beating something like this and having gone through it definitely changes perspectives...if one were to choose to look at it that way in a positive light. My business is booming now for some wierd reason. I just go about it with another perspective and listen more to what people have to say and want.
Avatar f tn Finally asked the doctor <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> they gave me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nexium</span> for the acid reflux <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> reglan for nausea. I haven't had issues since then but I am afraid to stop taking the nexium. Luckily I am almost done.
Avatar f tn Write it down- document when you feel the pain, what you have been doing lately, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> what foods you have eaten. You might find a correlation between you symptoms <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> what you are doing. (Usually you don't feel the symptoms until awhile after you have been stressed, at least that's how it is for me, it's like your body builds it up until it can't take it any longer.) 5. If your symptoms don't go away or get worse, go to a doctor.
Avatar n tn Felt like trash for the next couple of years until I found this doctor who told me I had Neurocardiogenic Syncope. He gave me visken, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nexium</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> rivotril. I quit drinking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> eating spicy foods at this time. I felt good for a couple of weeks. Went to the hospital several times. Had some tests done. Positive for syncope once. Negative another time. Doctor decided it was all in my head and proceeded to gave me antidepressants... worst thing ever!
Avatar n tn I too have been suffering for about 17 years for what I thought and still am thinking is acid reflux. I did fine for many years taking zantac and or prilosec. I lost 55 lbs and everything went away even though I stayed on zantac because I could feel some shortness of breath if I didn't take it. I gained about 30 lbs back and this past summer all the meds stopped working. My biggest problem with my Gerd from the start is that I feel like my food gets stuck in my throat or down in my chest.
Avatar n tn I too have been suffering for about 17 years for what I thought and still am thinking is acid reflux. I did fine for many years taking zantac and or prilosec. I lost 55 lbs and everything went away even though I stayed on zantac because I could feel some shortness of breath if I didn't take it. I gained about 30 lbs back and this past summer all the meds stopped working. My biggest problem with my Gerd from the start is that I feel like my food gets stuck in my throat or down in my chest.
Avatar n tn I would like to know if anyone out there has had this problem - I have a gnawing pain in the pit of my stomach - below the breastbone and about 3 inches above the naval, shortness of breath that comes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> goes, but not on exertion, tired <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> lack energy, sometimes pain between the shoulder blades, especially when the pit of the stomach really bothers me (and the pit of the stomach pain gets worse around my monthly cycle - which is very irregular - yet the pain does not ever completely go away).
1517452 tn?1290752817 * feeling of a knot or ball slightly left of center and slightly lower than the epigastric region of my abdomen * the epigastric pain will drift down the front of my right side - this is hard to describe, but I can only come up with it being a hollow sort of pain, or a cross between cramping <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> sharp. This pain does come <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> go <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I haven't figured out what triggers it.
Avatar n tn I could tell the difference between the bile reflux <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the acid reflux the first time I experienced bile reflux. I frequently vomit due to my reflux - usually on an empty stomach, so it's just stomach fluids. the acid reflux was always clear mucous-like fluids without any noticeable taste. then, one time I threw up it was YELLOW fluid and had a HORRIBLE bitter/sour taste that left an after-taste even after brushing teeth/mouthwash.
Avatar m tn A month after treatment most of my throat, ear <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> sinus issues went away <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I stopped the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nexium</span>. -------------------- As to the antacids you mention -- do not take them within 2-3 hours of your ribavirin dose or the ribavirin will not be absorbed as well. You will not have this problem with PPI's like nexium, Aciphex, Prevacid, etc; or even H-2 Pumps like zantac 100, Pepsid, etc.
Avatar m tn I'm taking PPI's (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nexium</span>, Aciphex, etc.) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> H2 blockers (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zantac</span>, Pepcid AC, etc.) for LPR reflux. Sometimes also take antacids like Tums, Mylanta and Gaviscon. My concern with the antacids is that they might intefere with ribavirin absorption. Very little in the literature conclusive one way or the other. Wondering if any of you also take antacids and if you take them right after meals with your riba, or if you try to time the antacids a few hours before or after the riba.
Avatar f tn Searching the internet only turns up scary stuff like CHF <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the like. I have no other symptoms. I do take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nexium</span> everyday <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> have just started the past week taking a zantac at night before sleep. 3 yrs ago I did have a complete blood panel workup and everything from electrolytes to liver function, to blood glucose, cholesterol, thyroid... etc were all normal.
Avatar m tn It causes me to have spasm coughing and if I cannot control this to 3 or 4 coughs my windpipe closes over making it hard to breath in or out. the last one about 2 years ago stopped me breathing in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> out completely for 10 to 15 seconds <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I thought I had bought it. the spasm cough causes it all and when it goes away (usually 4 to 5 days) things are relatively normal although a normal cough stays with me for weeks after.