Prevacid vs prilosec

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Slowed muscular movement of the esophagus is typically due to either muscle or neural dysfunction, so it's a motility disorder. Both prilosec and prevacid are used to prevent acid reflux issues decreasing the amount of acid that is produced in the stomach. Neither of these drugs will affect the motility of the esophagus in any manner.
Any studies using prilosec vs. prevacid long term for control of gastric acid? Which would be the better choice? Dear Mary, Both omeperazole (Prilosec) and lansoprazole (Prevacid) belong to the same class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). They are potent inhibitors of acid secretion. Omeperazole and lansoprazole work by the same mechanism and only differ in chemical structure. Therefore, when one takes equivalent doses of either drug one should obtain the same effect.
As an additional fyi, there are quite a few studies showing Nexium's superiority within acid control and the healing of erosive esophagitis vs. Protonix, Prevacid, and Aciphex (see Miner, Castell, Lauritsen, Lind).. in fact, Protonix proves to be the LEAST effective in these arenas. Nexium is not only an appropriate choice for someone with Barret's, but the BEST choice and the least expensive option for the patient above.
I learned that it is dangerous to take these PPI (Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, etc) medications long term. A friend of mine had a nissen fundoplication done and was still taking the PPI meds and ended up ruining the lining to her stomach and small intestine. She will have to have vitamin B shots for the rest of her life--every week--just to survive.
I am taking the DGL and feel that I am so much better once off the Prevacid. I only took it (Prevacid) for about 6 weeks and developed so many side effects that I was miserable...even more than I ever was before. At first I felt "hopeless" about my situation and wondered if I would ever feel better again and how I would cope with this. Once I recovered from the side effects and began to notice a difference being on the DGL, I decided I'm going to live!
Zantac wasnt strong enough for her so she was on prilosec and then prevacid. She was also not gaining enough weight her first month. (only 4 lbs 14 oz at birth) Reflux is HORRIBLE!!! My baby was miserable most of the time-until we got on prilosec...then she was a new baby!
I do not have severe acid reflux however, as I suspected I do have abnormal levels of acid in my throat. I have tried Pevacid, Prilosec and Protonix and none of those helped. If this doesn't help, I am told there probably is nothing that can be done. That leads me to this...what is the success rate of Nexium vs the others and will it interfere with any natural supplements that I am already taking? I was also told that it is possible that i do have a floating hiatal hernia.
Have you tried any of the PPI drugs like Prevacid or Prilosec? They keep my GERD under control and the vagus nerve quieted down, which reduces arrythmias. I can tell a real difference when I don't take the medicine. I would certainly ask for the meds instead of surgery. They are available over the counter in lower doeses and Prevacid 30 mg. is generic. I would think it would be worth a try. I too, would prefer to try the most conservative approach. Surgery has its risks. Good luck to you.
Is reglan the only RX being offered for your refulx and nausia? How about prilosec or prevacid?
I have been diagnosed with GERD about 3 months ago and so far the prevacid and prilosec OTC and both of them gave me diarrear and stomach pain...so I am trying the Apple Cider Vinegar way...seems to have helped already in only one day of using it...what do you think of this method of treatment...thanks...76 year old female This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/233896'>Prontonix vs Nexium et al</a>.
Just my two cents as a patient ... I take Prevacid w/o a problem that is very pricy vs generic for Prilosec. I'd ask your Dr and see what he/she thinks, too ?
Nasal congestion and post nasal drip are improved also. There are always trade offs with medications - relief vs. side effects. But I think we all have to be better educated consumers since no physician can know everything about the pharmacopia of drugs that are prescribed. I sure with they would listen to us better when we have complaints!
In my clinical practice, I try to use lowest dose of omeperazole (Prilosec) or lansoprazole (Prevacid) necessary to control symptoms and try to wean patients off of the drug whenever possible. On the other hand, I will prescribe these medications for longer periods as necessary if clinically warranted. If you do not obtain relief with lansoprazole (Prevacid) you might want to consider surgical management.
to take prilosec prior to meals. He is an honor student but has missed MUCH school. There is only ONE ped. G.I. Dr. group in all of Buffalo, NY area! no appointments until end of july-with threats of taking him to ER , His 1st visit is not until 6/12/08 arranged by his Ped. HELP! We are of Irish decent. I have heard of hard to diagnose G.I. problems linked to this. Has anyone else?
I am not a doctor,but a person who suffers from acid reflux. I have tried zantac,nexium,prilosec,prevacid,alka selzer,gasx,extra strength gas x,galvescon,tums,baking soda and more. Today,I watch what I eat and I pay attention to what is safe to eat and what is not-no one is perfect,so if I have an urge to eat the sinful ones,I will eat them early in the day and if I am going out to eat,I take a nexium one hour beforehand.
Then he was put on Prevacid 1/2 tab 1x a day and we put him back on Soy formula. We met with a ped GI specialist who increased his Prevacid 2x a day 1/2 tab and Carafate 3x a day. Gi Dr ordered another blood test for allergens, but that clotted as well. He has gotten progressively worse each day since the increase dose of Prevacid. It has been absolutely horrible. You can tell he is hunger, but in pain whenever he drinks.
I've been taking prilosec for about 7 months now per my GP. She had me on 2 per day for the 1st month, then one a day since then. I was diagnosed with acid reflux shortly before this began, and have been told I have sleep apnea since the tingling, etc started. The only thing my neurologist has tested for that I'm aware of is MS and Lyme disease.
He also has developmental delay. We started on Zantac, went to Prilosec and then Prevacid. On the Prevacid, we had a scope done at about 18 months due to the fact that he was up all night coughing, crying all of the time, etc. that showed severe esophagitis, an ulcer, lots of erosion 'Bad spots' as they called them, and an inflamed dueodenum. They immediately put him on Nexium and he's been on adult Nexium 20 mg three times per day for the past 21 months. He does not eat solids.
Zantac is a supressor I believe while Protonix/Prevacid/Prilosec is a total blocker ... first line of defense is Zantac (ranatadine) and then they move onto the blockers .. they oftentime actually use the blockers and then use Zantac for break thru acid in extreme situations. SO SO GLAD they found your problem. Was it H-Pylori? Ulcerations and precursors to ulcers are not fun stuff ..
) 4/6 - Chest CT Scan - normal. 4/12 - PFT again. Normal 4/13 - Barium Swallow. Normal I was put on Prevacid 3 wks ago. Referred me to a gastroenterologist, hence the barium. Came back normal. I don't know if the prevacid is working cause although the feelings havent been as strong, as often, I'm still getting them. Whether I eat or not. At rest or not. I did notice on two occasions I got strong ones after drinking tea or eating chocolate but thats it. Can it still be gastro related?
Ended up his reflux was so bad (at this time we had gone from Zantac to prilosec to prevacid) even on the Prevacid, that he had ulcers, esophagitis, etc. the pictures they took during the scope were heartbreaking. Now I understood why he was crying and coughing. It hurt. He doesn't talk so he can't tell us what hurts. I can tell his cry, even now, is different when something hurts but I can't always figure out what it is.
My 3 year old daughter has had a off & on stomach ache for just a little over 2 weeks now. I took her to the pediatrician on Friday 7-14-06 & she said she thought it was acid reflux & gave samples of prevacid. She said we should see improvement in 3-4 days & I could also give her pepto if she still hurts later in day after prevacid. We have seen no improvement & last night I had to give her the pepto. I don't feel I should be giving her both of these meds everyday.
The problem is that I'm not responding to any medications and suffer from excruciating flare ups about every 3 weeks. I've used Protonix, Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, Carafate plus a few more meds for cramping. I've had an Endoscopy, Endoscopic Ultrasound, MRI, Cat Scan w/contrast, Abdominal Ultrasound, X-Rays - all were normal with the exception of the gastritis and Duodenitis = NO H.Pylori. I'm scheduled for a colonoscopy in a few weeks.
Prilosec doesn't seem to have real problems taken long-term from what I hear, as I've been on it for years, maybe 5 years or so. Also a Net search on this topic seems to confirm this. While it wasn't supposed to be taken long-term, people have done so and it's one of those things that I generally never hear problems about, at least it's not one of those news stories that shows up where there are lawsuits left and right.
Still fighting the battle as Proton Pump Inhibitors do not work for me, I.e. prevacid, prilosec and Achifex. (may try the prevacid again) Zantac and watching what I eat and Mylanta Extra Strength is my companions now. I do have a hiatal hernia per the EDG and Reflux per the EDG (neither, I was told is really bad)but now I am taking charge and diligently trying various lifestyle changes, elevating the head of the bed with bricks, avoiding stresses.
//healthlifeandstuff.com/2009/07/vyvanse-vs-adderall-simple-vs-complex/ I think it completely answers question #1. Question #2. One thought is that since V has to work in the digestive system, and since Pepto-bismo coats that system, it must stop it from working. But let me go off an a tangent here. You mention how V is now causing you anxiety. While that can happen, something like adderall is much more prone to do so.
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