Prevacid and sodium bicarbonate

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In the labeling for Zegerid (Omeprazole and Sodium Bicarbonate) the incidence of headaches reported is approximately 2% thus is labeled as a potential side effect with the medication. There are no warnings or precautions listed for Zegerid (Omeprazole and Sodium Bicarbonate) as being known to cause migraine headaches or light sensitivity.
My nephew (age 34) has gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and was taking Nexium or Prevacid for years--too many years. (We tried to convince him to go back to the digestive disease doctor to see what could be done because you're not supposed to be on these meds for like 8-10 years.) Sometimes he would have palpitations and when he took his blood pressure on the home monitor machine, the arrthymia symbol would appear.
Hi Bailey, Zegrid is Omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate can change the way your body absorbs or eliminates certain other drugs. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.Notice this states it may affect herbal products absorbtion, so the herbal coffee subsitute may not do all it claims....
(the perscription for that is Axid 300mg)....I have been on them all, but not the ones with Sodium Bicarbonate like Zegerid OTc....I have been looking to find others who are now not responding to meds and what they are doing, I have found that Milk Thistle could possibly be of some help, I'll give it a try...
She said it could be a number of things because he has GERD and a double ear infection which is being treated with Amoxicillin. Also he is being treated for his GERD with Carafate and Prevacid! Wednesday night he screamed and screamed and screamed! He wouldnt eat so I gave him pedilite per PED. The next morning within a 2 hour peroid he had diarreah 3x and in the evening once or twice on Thursday, and last night he began eating a little formula...
He says it's a great medicine for adults- except for adults with sodium problems. He also doesn't recommend that much sodium for babies and says they need a higher fluid intake for their kidneys to flush the sodium. I am reading up a bit on it though, through the Marci website to learn more about it.
I've had all the heart tests and stomach diagnostic tests to rule out more serious stomach and heart problems. My family doctor told me to try Vital Life Bi-Carb formula (sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate) for the reflux. How does baking soda and potassium bicarb neutralize stomach acid. I took some today and it seemed to give me gas (belching). Is this a natural remedy for acid reflux?
My family doctor told me to try Vital Life Bi-Carb formula (sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate) for the reflux. How does baking soda and potassium bicarb neutralize stomach acid. I took some today and it seemed to give me gas (belching). Is this a natural remedy for acid reflux? Thanks _______ dear Kim, The bicarbonate 9 base) in baking soda neutralizes the refluxed acid. The chemical reaction results in the production of carbon dioxide gas, hence the burping.
I meant Prevacid. Mine was put on Zantac first and was then switched to Prevacid and that was better. The Zantac only helped for like a couple of weeks and then went right back. Well, if they have tried all of that, then maybe a GI specialist is the route to go. It sounds like your doc has tried everything. And maybe your doc is right. Maybe when Julian starts solids, it will help. I hope so.....for both your sake. I know it's hard....Just hang in there.
he has periods now where he will coo and smile and kick and flail his arms and laughs. but it doesnt last long. he started out on good start gentle plus. and when he ate he would scream bloody murder kick his legs fling his arms arch his back scrunch up into a ball and he SPIT up like crazy! and had the most hard time pooping. he tries so hard formula comes out his nose and mouth (he still spits up now) the doc said he had reflux. so they put him on zantac.
not sure where the above poster got 14 days from, but I can tell you that is NOT true. I take Prevacid at this time and have taken Prilosec. I have GERD and a Hiatal Hernia. Never had a weight problem, however, my father has GERD and it tends to get worst when he puts on weight. Certain PPIs are effective for treating "silent reflux." I would recommend you consult your GI Specialist about that.
Mix 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate, not baking powder) in an 8 ounce glass and drink it. If sufficient quantities of acid are present in the stomach, bicarbonate of soda is converted into gas, producing significant bloating and belching within 5 or 10 minutes of drinking the mix. Little or no belching is suspicious for low stomach acid. Digestive enzyme supplements are good for high or low acid production (low acid is by far more common).
Baking soda is bicarbonate and some folks drink baking soda mixed in water for the same effect. Then there is alka selzer but it contains sodium. I have found when Gas X does not work,alka selzer does?? there is also eating a red delicious apple every day. But more important is that you have to watch what you eat,if you plan on a big meal with dairy or heavy meat,spice and grease ,chocolate,peppermint,tomato based product,take a nexium or prevacid one hour before meal.
Prescription PPIs include Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium), Dexilant (dexlansoprazole), Prilosec (omeprazole), Zegerid (omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate), Prevacid (lansoprazole), Protonix (pantoprazole sodium), AcipHex (rabeprazole sodium), and Vimovo (a prescription combination drug product that contains a PPI (esomeprazole magnesium and naproxen).
I had documented grade 2 esophagitis 2 years ago and was prescribed Prevacid. I've been on it for most of that time and go for periods of time where I have no problems, then the heartburn hits again, usually associated with weather changes. I also get hoarse, sore throat and feel like something is stuck in my throat. This is also always associated with red eyes and a "stuffy" feeling behind my nose and the burning pain in my extremities.
feeling behind my nose and the burning pain in my extremities. It doesn't seem to matter whether I'm taking the Prevacid or not. Drinking sodium bicarbonate helps with all the symptoms. Now my questions: 1. A gastroenterologist at a major clinic said all the symptoms (except the red eyes) could be associated with the reflux and I might need the surgery.
feeling behind my nose and the burning pain in my extremities. It doesn't seem to matter whether I'm taking the Prevacid or not. Drinking sodium bicarbonate helps with all the symptoms. Now my questions: 1. A gastroenterologist at a major clinic said all the symptoms (except the red eyes) could be associated with the reflux and I might need the surgery.
There are a number of ingredients that can be used in various antacids such as sodium bicarbonate, calcium carbonate, sodium, magnesium hydroxide or aluminum hydroxide. All have their pros and cons. But products that are calcium carbonate containing antacids can also stimulate a release of gastrin from the duodenum and distal stomach. This hormone is mainly responsible for the stimulation of acid secretion in your stomach.
Posted By Mary on April 18, 1999 at 11:35:10 Hi, five years ago I took tetracycline and soon felt burning racing down my arms, shoulders, and neck. I went to my campus Dr who told me it was all in my head. Three weeks later the burning returned after taking an aspirin. A different doc on campus told me it was from reflux associated with the meds. chewing a few tums helped, but I stayed off coffee a pop for a year.
Posted By Mary on April 18, 1999 at 11:35:10 Hi, five years ago I took tetracycline and soon felt burning racing down my arms, shoulders, and neck. I went to my campus Dr who told me it was all in my head. Three weeks later the burning returned after taking an aspirin. A different doc on campus told me it was from reflux associated with the meds. chewing a few tums helped, but I stayed off coffee a pop for a year.
I had documented grade 2 esophagitis 2 years ago and was prescribed Prevacid. I've been on it for most of that time and go for periods of time where I have no problems, then the heartburn hits again, usually associated with weather changes. I also get hoarse, sore throat and feel like something is stuck in my throat. This is also always associated with red eyes and a "stuffy" feeling behind my nose and the burning pain in my extremities.
It doesn't seem to matter whether I'm taking the Prevacid or not. Drinking sodium bicarbonate helps with all the symptoms. Now my questions: 1. A gastroenterologist at a major clinic said all the symptoms (except the red eyes) could be associated with the reflux and I might need the surgery. However, an endoscopy after that during a period when I wasn't having symptoms, showed the esophagitis had healed and only had mild gastritis. A 24 hr.
been on it for most of that time and go for periods of time : where I have no problems, then the heartburn hits again, : usually associated with weather changes. I also get hoarse, : sore throat and feel like something is stuck in my throat. : This is also always associated with red eyes and a "stuffy" : feeling behind my nose and the burning pain in my extremities. : It doesn't seem to matter whether I'm taking the Prevacid or : not.
been on it for most of that time and go for periods of time : where I have no problems, then the heartburn hits again, : usually associated with weather changes. I also get hoarse, : sore throat and feel like something is stuck in my throat. : This is also always associated with red eyes and a "stuffy" : feeling behind my nose and the burning pain in my extremities. : It doesn't seem to matter whether I'm taking the Prevacid or : not.
A friend of mine still just uses baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) to brush her teeth. She also uses food grade hydrogen peroxide as her mouthwash. Since mint isn't an issue for her, she said that she will use mint oil on her toothbrush, but I know that one doesn't have to use any essential oils at all. I've used just the baking soda myself and have discovered that this is a good option for dental hygeine when mint is such an issue.
I'm not on any meds and don't take any OTC stuff. My diet hasn't changed. But I have this horrible bitter taste on my lips that just won't go away. Like when you use nail polish remover and then stick your finger in your mouth by accident... only I don't wear nail polish and haven't used any polish remover. No household cleaners either... It's just a really horrible bitter taste on my lips. Any clues???
I think I/we can guess or prognose just as well or better than they can at times particularly if we know something about health and or ourselves and our own health. Never be afraid to speak up because I feel strongly that digestive tract problems are real and translate into other real nasty symptoms like this. Fortunately we can prevent much of this & need to prevent it from happening.
Well she fell back to sleep that morning and when she woke back up she was fine. She was playing and running and laughing all day. She even rode a carousel! Well that night (Sunday)while she was sleeping she threw up again. She also threw up when she woke up that morning. When I say she's throwing up I'm not just talking about a small amount like spit up she is throwing up a lot. Well after she threw up that first time monday morning she was fine again all day and just as happy as could be.
I do however have GERD , and I take prevacid for it and that works well....and I do not need to take it everyday thank goodness! But now there is this annoying throat thing! I have been getting more and more anxious about it and I guess I'm going to have to go to the doctor if it doesn't leave, but the trouble is I have no insurance right now, so I am trying to avoid that until I have to. I am sorry for everyone's pain and frustration they are going through,....
Thanks to Duchess47, Wepst and JDanMan for your comments and suggestions. I will seriously look into all of your suggestions and hope that it's just some seasonal allergy thing. Thanks again.
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