Nexium and iron absorption

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Yes. Excerpts from "How your antacid drug is making you sick (Part A)" by Chris Kresser... "Most people have no idea how many vital roles stomach acid plays in our bodies. Such misunderstanding is perpetuated by drug companies who continue to insist that stomach acid is not essential.
If antiretroviral drugs such as Atazanavir and Nelfinavir are given alongwith Esomeprazole, it can bring down serum levels, and neither of these is recommended with Nexium. Another antiretroviral drug, Saquinavir, if given with Esomeprazole, can increase serum levels; if necessary, it has to be given cautiously. Voriconazole is not recommended with Esomeprazole, as it doubles the effect of the latter.
Lastly, for maxium absorption, don't take antacids within 2 hours of the ribavirin. PPI's like Nexium, Prilosec and Aciphex are OK to take with the riba, as are OTC H-2 pumps like Zantac and Pepcid AC. Pepsid Complete, on the other hand, contains an antacid, so it should also be spaced away from the riba. Same with Gaviscon -- space it away from the riba.
The profound hypochlorhydria induced by proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may impair the gastrointestinal absorption of nonheme iron, a process that is dependent on an acidic environment. The interaction was suspected in two patients with iron deficiency anemia due to gastrointestinal blood loss that were unresponsive to oral iron replacement therapy, even after the bleeding had apparently stopped. Both patients had been on omeprazole for six months while being treated with ferrous sulfate.
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.
calcium, B9 and B12, magnesium, zinc, iron, vitamin C and beta carotene * Absorption of anti oxidant vitamins A and E, putting you at greater risk of oxidative stress and chronic inflammation * Breakdown of protein for use in tissues and muscle synthesis * Activation of enzymes, hormones, and neurotransmitters * Prevention of bacterial pathogens from going into the lower GI tract, causing infection, and putting you at risk of disease and stomach cancer Many people think gastric stress is
The iron gets deposited in liver, brain and elsewhere. The oxidation the excess iron causes leads to free radicals and hence hepatic cancer. So you want to watch that. eat plenty of fiber, but eat your riba meals with low fiber for best absorption. particularly at the beginning of treatment you want to get the best absorption of that drug...and get UND as soon as possible so nothing that binds to the riba should be eaten. I either ate a little cheese and bread...or half a klondike bar...
A freak? Nah :) Contrary to popular belief, heartburn, acid reflux and GERD are usually due to not enough stomach acid. My mother is free of severe GERD and severe LPR after stopping the acid blocker nexium and starting betaine HCI with pepsin supplements (increases stomach acid) and digestive enzyme supplements (helps with digestion).
I took the the PPI Nexium (2X day) for most of treatment (54 weeks) both for GERD and Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) which afffects linings higher up in the throat, vocal chords, ear canals and even the sinuses. While all PPIs pretty much do the same thing, the side effect profile may be a little different -- so if one PPI disagrees with you, ask your doctor about switching to another.
When you compare it to an apple, it has 4 times the protein, twice the carbohydrates, 3 times the phosphorus, 5 times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium, and is one of the best value foods around. So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!
While I am not on any DMD, I am on Tegretol, Elavil, Citalopram for my MS symptoms. I am on Spireva, Symbicort, Singulair and Ventolin for my COPD and Asthma and Prevacid and Lipitor for GERD and high cholesterol. I also take Amitriptyline for fatigue related to MS. Has anyone else had trouble with protein or calcium deficiency that has been proven related to any meds?
I also have the skin crawling sensation that has been increasing from just my legs and head to all over my body. Include severe fatigue and weakness and worsening short term memory loss. My vision has also really declined, mostly in my right eye. I don't know how to tell what is normal aging v. abnormal vision loss. I've had perfect eyesight until about 8 months to a year ago.
You can switch this around but avoid taking vitamins with synthroid (calcium and iron can interfer with thyroxine absorption) and metformin (can inhibit the absorption of vitamin B12).
I've been taking 500mg metformin myself and I have not experienced any weight loss. I am actually taking it for diabetes treatment. But it has not helped with my weight loss.
I just got a little worse every time I increase my meds ( I am hoping this is the last time.) Doctor gave me nexium and it works for a while, but then I go back to pain and discomfort. I'll have blood work in two more months. I guess I am going to have to stick to my routine of having my meds around 5 am, going back to sleep and then eat. It is just weird that with every increase I got so sick for a while even worse than when I was not taking any thyroid medicine.
I am on heavy duty vitamins, B12 weekly injections and Iron supplements. I don't feel really good yet, but I have to say my left arm and leg are not twitching and tingling nearly as bad. I have read this takes a long time to correct. So you May want to have b12 and M. acid levels checked.
I once read that there needs to be sufficient Ca++ and Magnesium for proper absorption to occur. Any truth to that?
I have had issues with ulcer like pain since I started taking the Repliva and am concerned that continuing with it might lead to worsening of the anemia. I am on 40mg of Nexium and do space the taking of the iron atleast 2hrs from the time I take this medicine. I should mention that I've had Roux-n-y gastrc bypass so the absorption of iron is reduced and impaired. Are there other options besides further blood transfusions or risking the attempt to transfuse the third form of iron?
FRUCTOSE, HFCS, SORBITOL and other POLYOLS (maltitol, mannitol, xylitol) and, only in some individuals FRUCTANS. Most problematic foods are: - FRUITS: apples, pears, prunes, peaches, sweet cherry, dates, raisins, mango, papaya. - FRUIT JUICES, JAMS, COMPOTES. - HONEY - SUGARS and SWEETENERS: fructose, High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), sorbitol, xylitol, mannitol, maltitol, raw sugar, brown sugar, molasses, Splenda.
Interestingly, it commented that Type A blood is iron deficient (which I have been all my life) and recommended certain vegetables etc that are high in iron that can help me. It recommended peanut products and spinach, broccoli etc as acceptable forms of iron ingestion that will not upset my slow digestive system (which, by the way, is also a characteristic of Blood Type A).
They only last a few seconds. The build and peak like labor pains. Say I'm in the kitchen and I'll feel it coming on so I have time to brace myself. I'll set down whatever it is i'm holding and get ready. I have to cross my legs, bend my knees, hold on to something, clench my body tight, and try to breathe. Thank God it only lasts a few seconds. My 14 yr. old son witnessed it yesterday and tried to call 911. I kept signaling him not to. I knew it wouldn't last long. My gyno.
*I am currently on Nexium and I have been diagnosed with acid reflux disease. Yesterday at 2 P.M. I drank probably 3 ounces of water with warm honey and apple cider vinegar added. Shortly after, my throat started to feel strange and I felt as if my throat was gradually starting to close. I immediately took Zyrtec-D when the symptoms started, about 5 minutes after the drink. About four hours later the feeling had not gone away, and was gradually progressing.
Ubiquinol is a newly designed C0Q-10 that has 8 times the absorption rate as the older Ubiquinone. The Japanese patented this about 12 -18 months ago and you can't find it everywhere. Here is where I get mine. http://www.lef.org/newshop/items/item01252.html#Super-Ubiquinol-CoQ10 I just started with PVC's about 3 weeks ago. Went to the cardiologist and he said not to think about it. Kind of hard to do. I started taking 2 CoQ-10 (2X50MG per day).
In the long run it will not help asthma because nexium/zantac and either other proton pump inhibitor will inhibit your body's ability to absorb nutrients especially b12 and iron. If iron is low it will affect asthma. My mom found the best way to help GERD is to take a 1 tablespoon in a full glass of water. This actually helps because researchers are learning that GERD can be cause by too little acid and your stomach is trying to over compensate. Also avoid all dairy, tomatoes, and alcohol.
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, nexium and rivotril. I quit drinking and 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!
Anyway, the dietician has been working with her on her Heme and Non Heme foods. She loves tea but it blocks iron so she should not have it at a meal....later in the day is ok so that her body can get the needed iron from the food. She has learned alot and she is seeing better numbers on her Ferriden, B12, etc... Surprised you don't need to watch your diet? Well, have to run. I will try to get tested for both Graves and Hashimoto from my doctor in February.
This could explain the increased facilitation of iron absorption. If I had a PHD I would probably do a formal study on this but in the mean time I am taking a PPI and monitoring my ferritin/iron levels. I am unaware of any data on the subject, or at least any published data, but has the question been asked?
Tried Nexium for 6 weeks 9 months ago and it did nothing to help. I have posted the other meds tried and failed. This being unable to eat leads to eating disorders. I live a very healthy lifestyle and could not make any changes to eleviate symptoms. Only the stress in the beginning with loosing 4 family members. Read about a massage to the stomach on post and wondered about accupressure and or any herbal remedies you have tried ?
The package insert says nothing about that. And I know I'm anemic, but I think I need B-12 to absorb the iron. I know I don't eat many foods that contain B-12. Yes, my feet do feel like all the nerves are on edge. I know this is anxiety related. When I wake up, I'm usually asleep one minute, then awake the next, but if I wake up slowly (like a relaxed person), I realize my feet aren't tingling, but then the tingling and pulse pounding in them starts and just gets stronger and stronger.
I have chronic constipation for which I take miralax as well as a hiatal? hernia and acid reflux for whihc I take ranitidine and Nexium. I have allergies to molds, mildews, and pollens for which I take zyrtec-d. I know that all of these symptoms are not necessarily related but combined they are often overwhelming. I truly believe that the wierd fibrglasss feeling arm thing, RLS, the numbness in my etremities are related however. I am 43, I exercise regularly (at least 4xweek for 1.
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