Taking zantac with prilosec

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Problem is my prescription insurance has run out so I now have to purchase <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zantac</span> or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prilosec</span> OTC. Anyway...I started with prilosec (omeprozole) and all was well until day 6 when I developed the worst, constant, headache, skin rash on my arm and blurry vision.
I am sceduled for the EGD next week and am looking forward to discussing this with the specialist. I am presently only <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span> over the counter <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zantac</span> for the heartburn and glad to say I'm diarrhea free.
Does anyone know if you can take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zantac</span> 75 during your first trimester for heartburn? I took it with my first pregnancy, but it was a lot later in the pregnancy. I am dying here, and need a fix.
Then I took more zantac, woke up crampy and nauseous, ate some cereal, now I am lightheaded and my stomach hurts and I need to eat something else but I'm afraid to. Could the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zantac</span> be messing with my digestion and making me feel worse?
I'm really interested in finding this out because I'm allowed to take Pepcid with my heart problems & pacemaker/icd; but not allowed to take zantac, prilosec, or Prevacid etc...
I have been <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prilosec</span> for about several years now and have been experiencing continuous hair loss. It took awhile before realizing it was a side effect from the prilosec. I have been finding hair in my nightgowns etc. I unfortunately cannot go off the medicine and therefore was thinking about switching to aciphex. While researching the aciphex I found that it may cause hair loss as well. Is anyone familiar with or experiencing hair loss associated with either of these medications?
My understanding is that prilosec had not been assigned a category for pregnancy by the FDA because its effects during pregnancy are unknown. Not <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prilosec</span> until you have spoken about this with your doctor on Thursday as a wise idea - in the meantime, you can take tums (or a generic equivalent) to help w/ the heartburn. I hope you feel a little better soon.
Anyway, I noticed that it was about a week after I started <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prilosec</span> every day. Then I didn't take it for a day or two and they got a lot better. I took it again....back. Stopped...they calmed. Yesterday I didn't take it and I had a decent day. I am going to ride this one out. I have NO idea where there could be a connection, but this is too coincidental for my tastes.
zantac and things like Rolaids just don't help much. Almost everything seems to be incompatible with Coumadin. Can I take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prilosec</span> with it? Thanks for any help.
Have any of you taken prilosed type drugs after gallbladder removal---I started <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span> it because I feel like I have reflux and still have bouts of nausea---I have been on it for 5 days---I still get a bit of nausea and diahrrea---has this helped anyone?
I had severe heartburn and took <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zantac</span> from week 14 all the way to 41 weeks. I took 1/2 the dose prescribed though b/c I was paranoid about medications, but I HAD to take it because the pain was intense. zantac is considered relatively safe while pregnant - the safest of all the heartburn meds - and it worked GREAT... highly recommend it. You can ask your doc to switch you to that if you want... My son is perfect and wonderful.
i would ask for motillium and try <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span> metamucil every day
Posted By Walter on September 08, 1998 at 17:17:30: I have been <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zantac</span> for the last six years since I was diagnosed with reflux esophagitis ( by scope). My gastro Dr. recently switched me to prilosec because the zantac was never 100% effective. The reflux would cycle during the day with the dose.(150mg 2x day). Since starting the prilosec, I have been having upper abdominal pain originating below where I would expect the end of my esophagus would be.
I have been <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zantac</span> for the last six years since I was diagnosed with reflux esophagitis ( by scope). My gastro Dr. recently switched me to prilosec because the zantac was never 100% effective. The reflux would cycle during the day with the dose.(150mg 2x day). Since starting the prilosec, I have been having upper abdominal pain originating below where I would expect the end of my esophagus would be. (It is always a pressure sensitive area anyway, kids jumping on me, ect.
My BP has lowered since going off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prilosec</span>. However, the GERD problem has increased again. I am <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span> Tagamet and it is the generic form. This is not working as I have had 3 nights now with no sleep because of the chest pain, burning and etc. associated with GERD. Is there another drug that will work that will not elevate my BP and cause other worse problems. I also have had for a number of years the pain under my right rib cage that I have read in several of your other cases on this site.
I have a history of GERD, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Hypertension, Fibromyalgia and mild obesity. I have taken <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zantac</span>, Tagamet and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prilosec</span> over the past 8 years. Most recently I was on prilosec again. I take Normodyne for Hypertension. We tried every catagory of drugs for Hypertension before discovering this one works. Recently, my BP started up as if I were not taking any drug! I read up on all the meds I was taking and discovered that elevated BP is a side effect of prilosec.
I have a history of GERD, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Hypertension, Fibromyalgia and mild obesity. I have taken <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zantac</span>, Tagamet and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prilosec</span> over the past 8 years. Most recently I was on prilosec again. I take Normodyne for Hypertension. We tried every catagory of drugs for Hypertension before discovering this one works. Recently, my BP started up as if I were not taking any drug! I read up on all the meds I was taking and discovered that elevated BP is a side effect of prilosec.
Have been told to take prilosec, and have been <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span> it about one year, with no change. Some days I am really bad with constricting feeling in throat. I am glad I read your post, I was beginning to think that something else was wrong, besides my hiatial hernia. I think i will research more on this "globus" you talked about.
B12 is absorbed best in the presence of stomach acid, so if you take antiacids or meds like <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prilosec</span>, Nexium, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zantac</span>, Pepcid, etc for an extended period of time then your deficiency could be on the basis of failure to absorb. Yes, the healing of the nerve damage from B12 deficiency can take many months. Long before you start thinking about MS, get the B12 thing evaluated and treated!! It will save you a lot of bad nights.
I was hoping that after <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prilosec</span> I'd be able to get a good night’s sleep. Well that didn't happen I woke up at 3am for the same reason only this time it felt like I swallowed a tennis ball at first then the acid feeling in my stomach started. I didn't feel anything in my esophagus but I ended up with an inflamed throat. So much for prilosec, the miracle pill according to my Dr.
Since I was able to get prilosec and tried it and even that wasn't totally helpful so I'm <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span> both <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zantac</span> and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prilosec</span> at the same time 1 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prilosec</span> at night and 1 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zantac</span> in the am and pm that seems to work better for me for the time being anyway, until I run out of prilosec. Unfortunately I can't prilosec so I'm going to enjoy the relief until I run out of pills. I have to admit that my loose bowels could be because I’m taking both at the same time but I’ll deal with it.
After her pediatrician tried giving her <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zantac</span> and having her take a laxative she did x-rays of her abdominal area and said she found nothing. We have now seen a gastroentologist who got a bowel specimen and had her increase her fiber intake while we waited for the scope. After 3 days she absolutely refused to keep on doing it because it caused her pain to be worse. It also made her very gassy and caused almost constant diarrhea.
My name is andria, i'm 23 years old from Boston, MA. I've had Acid Reflux for about 4 years now, ever since I developed Anxiety. I've been <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span> zantac for a few years now, doesn't help, but due to insurance issues I don't have a PCP right now. Starting in December, I noticed after every meal i'd start coughing and it would not go away through the night. Every day it would get worse, it felt like there's something constantly in my throat, like phlegm or something.
The cough really concerns me. I may get a chest xray if the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prilosec</span> and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zantac</span> do not help it. The theory is that it's coming from my acid reflux, which is pretty bad, BUT it only started worsening after i got sick. Isn't continuous gray stool supposed to be rather serious indications of anything from hepatitis to malabsorption to cancer? I have a catscan with and without contrast scheduled. I do want an answer, but i don't want a bad one. I'm very nervous.
Also have chronic uticaria (dermographism) and angioedema, that I am not able to control since the burning started. I am <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span> Carafate, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prilosec</span> and have now added <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zantac</span>. Nothing seems to lessen the burning. Is there a relationship between severe abd. pain and hives?
I was put on 300 mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zantac</span>, it didn't seem to help, had a checkup one week later, went of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>zantac</span>, couldn't find anything wrong. Had another apointment a week or two later, when pressure was put on my stomach, there was pain, had been burping non stop since ER visit too. It was decided that I probably had an inflamed stomach lining or an ulcer.
I also started on that day Protonix 40 mg. I don't think that would interfer with the levothyroxine. I was <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span> it in the am but switched to pm and it really didn't make a difference. It does help me with my stomach pain. I went to my MD today and absolutely got no help. She is sending me to a GI doctor about my stomach. I am about at my wits end with the anxiety and not knowing what is causing it. I have some loprazasam but don't want to take it.
MAKE SURE THE HERBS DON'T REACT BADLY WITH ANY MEDICATION YOU MIGHT BE <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span>. CHECK WITH A GOOD PHARMACIST ABOUT THIS. (4) Have you gone to a health food store and a good bookstore to look for books about regular and natural treatments for all your conditions? Such books can give you valuable food for thought. You can then lead your doctor to help you better. (5) and, yes--get that second opinion from an EXPERT GASTRO-INTESTINAL DOC!!! Good luck to you! I hope you feel better soon.
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