Omeprazole with ranitidine

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My consultant has taken me off omeprazole and replaced it with ranitidine due to the fact that my magnesium is low, and is making my calcium low too. Has anyone else had experience of this change, and if so, how has your body reacted to it.
Of course noone knows yet the result of taking omeprazole for a lifetime, mice had cancer after weeks but human might as well after decades. I can't replace omeprazole with ranitidine, as the latter doesn't seem to work at all. I've been able to lower the dose to about one 20mg in two days but not more. It all started after I visited the most idiot of all GIs, who I went to lower my dose but he instead gave me 3 months supply of 40 mg twice a day Pantaprazole!!!.
basis... I mean, just when symptoms come striking back, you get them with Ranitidine. Omeprazole is a PPI, I think it is somewhat stronger to treat Gastritis. It is actually what they give you to ERRADICATE the condition, once it appears. Try hanging in there with just one of the medications. The most powerful treatment for gastritis, GERD, ibs... or whatever... will always be DIET + EXERCISE (whatever exersise calms you best)... for me, its the gym and basketball...
I started taking Zegerid (Omeprazole, Sodium Bicarbonate) 40mg x 1 per day, in July 2009, on Aug 27 2009 I experinced my 1st mirgaine type headache. Ever since then headaches almost everyday. I have had numerous medical testing done due to these headaches, and all tests have been normal. I was wondering if Zegerid (Omeprazole, Sodium Bicarbonate), is know to cause headaches, light sensativity?
I have recently been taken off Omeprazole, as it was affecting my magnesium, which in turn was affecting my calcium. My consultant has given me Ranitidine instead, but since changing to this a week ago, I have suffered from a lot of acid reflux, and have been sleeping with 3 pillows to try to relieve the symptoms. Is there anything that I could take that would help with the symptoms, but not affect the magnesium or calcium?
(btw - I did not mean to conflate Nexium and Omeprazole -- I have taken them both with similar results. I started with Nexium; now I've moved to a generic Omeprazole. I see little difference.
Doctor has prescribed me omeprazole and ranitidine together - neither are working at all, tried every thing possible. Every doctor I see tells me the exact same thing - it's bad acid reflux which is causing the discomfort in my upper abdo - still doesn't make you feel any better though does it!!! It's not them having to live their life like this.
Omeprazole Better Than Other Drugs for Indigestion Reuters Health By David Douglas Monday, July 25, 2005 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - As a treatment for upset stomach, omeprazole, sold under the trade names Prilosec and Rapinex, provides superior relief to that achieved with ranitidine, sold as Zantac, or with cisapride, sold as Propulsid, Canadian researchers report in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.
Take some OTC antacid like Mylanta. You can also take ranitidine or omeprazole after prescription. Also keep your fluid electrolyte balance optimum by drinking lots of fluids. If the symptoms worsen then it may be due to H.Pylori infection. You need antibiotics in that case after prescription from a physician. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
The fullness feeling is sometimes quite bad, and i feel i am going to be sick, but that can pass, or i feel sick as soon as i start to eat, but that can also pass, although i have never been sick before or after eating. I haven't had any problems with constipation or diarrhoea.
persistent dull ache in mid-abdomen for 2 months 2. heartburn alternating with sensation of something being stuck in my chest Had blood work done - all normal, h pylori negative. Prescribed ranitidine (did nothing) and then 20mg Omeprazole daily - also had no effect. Could i simply have gastritis / acid reflux but haven't been given right meds to relieve it? Seeing a specialist tomorrow - so scared.
I am contemplating switching to prilosec. Can I take these drugs in combination with each other and if so in what dosages.
I've had trouble when taking any of the other anti-acid prescription medications I've tried and am at the top of the ranitidine dose. I have relatives who also take ranitidine.
Take some OTC antacid like Mylanta. You can also take zantac(ranitidine)or prilosec (omeprazole).These will help. Also keep your fluid electrolyte balance optimum by drinking lots of fluids. If the symptoms worsen then it may be due to H.Pylori infection. You need antibiotics in that case after prescription from a physician. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
My husband and I are having very similar problems with our 7 month old. Have you had resolution with your son's problems? Our daughter has been on antacid medicaiton since last December and she is just not doing well at all. They started her with Zantac. It seemed to help for a little bit but then everything just got worse. They put her on Prevacid and she is still taking that. She goes through phases where she does not want to eat at all and it is a struggle to get her to eat 6 oz a day.
I am a Hep C patient and have been prescribed ranitidine tablets 300 mg twice a day for esophageal erosion. The doctor did not order any monitoring of my LFT's. Should I be concerned? I have read that ranitidine can harm the liver. I have been taking it for 1 week now.
I have finally found relief for the constipation that goes with this. I now take 2 omeprazole a day, 4 domperidone--a motility drug, and a Zantac before bed. I have tried ginger capsules and all kinds of natural supplements, plus tums, etc. Any suggestions? I have had a bezoar when digestion just stopped, gall bladder out--infection in that. I feel like I have morning sickness all the time!
clinical trial population of 465 patients (including duodenal ulcer, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and resistant ulcer patients), the following adverse experiences were reported to occur in 1% or more of patients on therapy with omeprazole. Numbers in parentheses indicate percentages of the adverse experiences considered by investigators as possibly, probably or definitely related to the drug (TABLE 14). TABLE 14 Omeprazole Placebo Ranitidine (n=465) (n=64) (n=195) Headache 6.9 (2.4) 6.
i was feeling ok for a few months then suddenly i developed nausea a week ago and the doctor prescibed tinidizole with acidity tablets. i took for 3 days along with my homeopathy medicine but i still feel heaviness in my head when i lie down so im not able to sleep. kindly advice me what to do.
You can also take zantac(ranitidine)or prilosec(omeprazole) after consulting your physician. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
an antacid type medication (ranitidine, omeprazole) medications with simethicone: mylanta, mylicon heating pad to abdomen take care
Hi Thanks for writing to the forum! Omeprazole is a good drug to combat this. Along with it you can try over the counter antacids. Avoid heavy meals. Avoid too much of caffeine, tea, fried food and drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic fuzzy ones. Avoid heavy exercises within 4 hours of a heavy meal. Raise the head end of the bed by pillows to 30 degrees. Go to bed at least 2 hours after food. “GERD symptoms are often relieved by over-the-counter, acid-reducing agents called antacids.
From my childhood, I have acid reflux problem. I sometimes used to take Ranitidine tablets to control acidity. For the last three months, my problem is really worse. A month ago, I went for medical check up and they they diagosed me to have some bacteria, H pylori I guess, they never told me. I was given anti-biotics, amoxicillin and clarithromycin for 14 days and also omeprazole for a month. After I finished my medication, I again have the same problem, a very bad one.
Nothing works, have tried omeprazole, famotidine, reglan, antacids, ranitidine, and others. My lower throat feels like it cramps and I can't breathe, then the blood and oxygen rushing to deal with that makes my heart start pounding. I am wondering: is there anything I can suggest to my doctors to look at next, or another drug I can try since the only thing that gives me relief is sublingual nitroglycerin and I go through 100 of those a month ? Thanks for ANY suggestions, I am desperate.
You could try some OTC acid reflux meds to start with. I would suggest something with ranitidine or omeprazole. You can take both of them. omeprazole should be taken early in the day to mid afternoon and the ranitidine works best at night. If these don't work, ask your doctor for spirometry or methocholine chalenge. If they do work, you should ask your dr for an endoscope to check for lessions in the esopagus because of the long time you have had the symptoms. Feel better.
I'm taking lasix, spironolactone, propranolol,omeprazole, ranitidine,metronidazole,baclofen,tramadol. I've read alot about my condition.but this is the first time that I've got to communicate with people that have what I have. right now my belly is so swollen that it hurts to breathe. my doctors have talked about a T.I.P.S procedure to reduce pressure, an tapping to remove fluid. I've read about both and they make me nervous. lately I've been foggy minded and really tired.
Took 20 mg of Omeprazole (Prilosec) in the morning before breakfast. But then I skipped breakfast (no time). felt nauseous and heartburn 2-3 hours after lunch. The severity of the nausea was pretty severe. I suspect the severity is contributed by the spicy food I had for lunch. The nausea & heartburn came back about an hour after dinner. The Nausea was pretty severe...I suspect this is at least partially attributed by the food I ate for dinner (Fried chicken that was a few days old).
I've taken ranitidine (zantac generic) for years. I have liked it because it didn't give me a headache like omeprazole did, or seem to make me kind of dizzy/light headed like it seemed tagamet did. If you feel zantac is not enough for the acid problem, you can take tums or liquid anti-acid, but you need to space it apart- like wait at least a couple hours after taking your zantac to do it. Also, you should let your doctor know if the zantac is not sufficiently treating your symptoms.
Take some OTC antacid like Mylanta. You can also take ranitidine or omeprazole after consulting a doctor. I hope it helps. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
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