Is aciphex better than prilosec

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Avatar n tn I took Aciphex for 2 weeks and felt horrible while on it. It made me extremely nauseated. I also had lots of gas, abdominal pains, and bloating. I stopped taking it and tried just taking RX Pepcid for awhile, but it isn't strong enough. It got to the point that I was having swallowing problems from all of the refluxing. Now I'm on Prevacid which helps, but I don't know if 30 mg. daily is enough for me. I'm sick of all this medication, especially since I had a Lap. Nissen 2 yrs.
Avatar n tn Personally, I like Nexium. I think it is a better drug. I have a drug plan and I have to take Prilosec. I can't even get the trade name, I have to take the generic. I took Nexium for a few years and I do think it worked better for me. I don't know about water brash, sorry.
Avatar n tn (1) Is the above true? (2) Are the side effects the same, and (3) What's the difference between the two. Thanks for your time.
679466 tn?1247009654 I just pulled this article from the world wide web. Here's an interesting excerpt: Prilosec and Nexium Heartburn can be uncomfortable, but heart attacks can be fatal, which is why the FDA has investigated a suspected link between cardiac trouble and the acid-reflux remedies Prilosec and Nexium. In December 2007, the agency concluded that there was no "likely" connection.
221122 tn?1323014865 I'm going to try taking it every other day now because the reflux is so much better. I was at the point where I was short of breath because my vocal chords were swollen.
Avatar f tn Anyway, if it makes you feel better, I had to take Prilosec for 8 WEEKS in the first trimester, because I developed silent acid reflux disease which almost swelled my throat shut! I had so much damage to my esophagus that I didn't really have a choice, if I wanted to be able to talk in the future.
Avatar n tn My experience with Protein Pump Inhibitor's (PPI's_ is limited to Prevacid, Aciphex and Nexium I only took Prevacid for a short period pre-tx so hard to compare with the PPI's taken during tx. Lots of sides with Aciphex but this was very early in tx when I was anemic, nauceous and pretty much out of it anyway. Nexium has worked the best for me. That said, I think it's sometimes difficult to attribute this side or that to a particular drug when you're on multiple drugs.
Avatar n tn he said what's most important is to take Ribaviron with CALORIES. I know for our livers low fat is better, so should I pay attention to what the Roche nurse said about high fat meals when I take my Ribaviron? What do you guys think? Can you add anything to what I've heard? What do you do?
Avatar f tn She has been pain free for 10 days now, able to eat full meals of any sort of food and she is sleeping thru the night and off of all the meds except Aciphex which she still takes to heal the ileocacal valve that is irritated from the reflux. You can drink 2 cups of tea then stand on your tip toes and drop to your heal. The warm water relaxes the muscle and the weight of water in your stomach makes the stomach drop back down into it's spot.
Avatar n tn She has been in and out of hospitals in Iowa, Illinois, and even had a gastric Pacemaker placed in California, but the Lupron has had the best results for her (She has only been on it for 6 days, yet she is eating chicken sandwiches, turkey sandwiches, rice, cereals with milk, etc. Many things she could never eat. This is the first week and she is feeling better than she had for over a year.
Avatar n tn I am a lot calmer and relaxed (sometimes too relaxed), but it is better than what I have been experiencing with the anxiety. I can't say enough about the Nexium--it has really helped me. I have had no side effects from it.
Avatar n tn He feels like he is going to vomit, but feels better after he eats. What could this be from and is he on the right medication. Should he be on antibiotics in case the inflammation is from another kind of bacteria (other than H. pylori). Thanks.
Avatar m tn So I am really frustrated and wondering if there is any test I can do to correctly identify the cause. If you still believe it is acid reflux, then why did prilosec not help at all? Maybe I should get aciphex instread? Or could it because it has lasted for too long so it damaged the airways and lungs really bad? Any insight would be extremely appreciated!
436516 tn?1382388265 Basically the doctors i have seen so far told me that my tonsils were in bad shape but not bad enought to consider a tonsillectomy. Some days are better than others,i can feel alright for a few days but it always comeback.
Avatar n tn hello. This doesnt answer the food part of your question but you might try protonix(SP)? It worked very well for me for awhile and prilosec works well.....I had to just keep switching from one to another until I found one that works well.......I was also told to exercise...ugh..LOL...but when I have I have felt better...Also gavscom works well with prilosec...its over the counter and it helped my stomach feel better..hope this helps..
Avatar m tn Without any tests or pictures of what's going on in there, there's very little chance of recieving a persciption for the better medications ( I feel that the Nexium worked better than Prilosec, and that Aciphex worked better than both). the greasy, acidic, and overall bad for you foods must be cut out. these foods with irritate existing conditions and/or create new ones if it's GERD or gastritis. good luck, and i hope everything gets better for you soon.
Avatar n tn I personally have not taken this PPI. I have taken Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium and Aciphex, along with H2 inhibitors; zantac, pepcid and tagament. I would assume it works just like the other PPI's. I had to play with them before actually getting one that works I now use Aciphex and have had great success with it. Protonix is one of the new and improved PPI's. This can be given IV as well as oral.
Avatar m tn Been on prilosec, nexium aciphex, etc., ever since. My GP ordered an upper GI. All normal except MASSIVE GERD. He doubled my nexium to 2 a day. Also had a chest xray which was normal. He ordered abdominal blood work - all normal (gall bladder, liver, pancreas, etc) Still couldn't shake the intermittent nausea....Had an endoscopy - showed gerd, slight irritation of esophagus, small hiatal hernia and stomach blisters and nodules which were removed and benign.
Avatar f tn I am taking tagamet otc- Walmart generic brand and for me it is better than the rx ones- But that's just me....
Avatar m tn I have been on Nexium for about 3 weeks and over the first week I started feeling better, but I guess I leveled off because I am at a point that is a little better than 3 weeks ago but still not very good. I have had pretty much every test, blood work, Upper GI, ultrasound and an endoscopy and they have found nothing. I have never been a big spicy or fatty food eater.
Avatar n tn The DGL tablets are a godsend and they work way better than the prilosec ever did. Reflux no longer controls my life. I still eat healthy and avoid coffee and spicy foods. I cannot wait to go back to the gastro doc and tell him how I am doing. I strongle suggest trying the DGL to see if that helps you. I DO NOT miss the nasty side effects of prilosec and as I mentioned, the DGL controls the reflux better than prilo ever did. Good luck to all.
Avatar n tn 1) It is unlikely that the acid reflux pills (i.e. Prilosec and Aciphex) gave her heartburn. 2) Acid that refluxes into the esophagus may be responsible for nausea as a symptom. 3) It is unclear what is causing the pains. Dyspepsia (i.e. ulcers, GERD itself, or inflammation) or gallbladder/liver disorders may cause pain in the upper right quadrant.
Avatar f tn For heartburns you can try and that baking soda with water, or you can add some apple cider vinegar to the water. Try it, especially the baking soda, it’s working. I used to have the heartburns shortly after I start taking Levothyroxine.
Avatar n tn i am wondering if any one in the prove 1 trial with the xv950 was on either a proton pump inhibitor ( prevacid,prilosec, protonix, nexium , aciphex) or a h2 blocker (zantac pepcid tagamet axid ) thanks chuck
Avatar n tn Get yourself another doctor who will prescribe Prilosec or Nexium! Prilosec is the better of the two. Your new doctor will have 40mg samples. If not ask if your insurance even covers it as you will find out that if your HMO doesn't that may be why he/she your doctor is not takeing you off that nasty ****-PROTONIX! Protonix is new while Prilosec is already several years old with a low record of side effects-less than 1%!
213398 tn?1202674074 that's more than 20% greater than your ideal body weight and is technically overweight even if you don't feel or look heavy.
Avatar n tn Heavy loads of dairy do, too, although real milk is better than that unhealthy soy milk that isn't good for anyone for the occasional cup of coffee. I also have to avoid the foods high in tyramine for multiple reasons, including the GI tract. Spicy foods are definitely out. Be careful about ginger, because while it can soothe nausea for many people, it can also irritate GERD.
1654177 tn?1319842094 However, my doctor ays it should be fine to take Prilosec OTC. It is over the counter, and I usually take it every 6 - 9 moths, to keep indigestion from occuring. I took my last 2 week course of Prilosec OTC in March, and I am staring to experience heart burn / GERD again. I have my Pagysys and Ribivirin in hand, and I will do my first injection on 9/16. Has anyone else taken Prilosec OTC during TX, I don't want it to interfere with the TX.
Avatar m tn mine causes me to hiccup....but I am not sure if there is nething else. From what I know Aciphex is newer and I would go with something prilosec, but ask ur dr....he would know better especially since u r on so many diff meds. Aciphex is a short term med.....not to be used over a yrs time. And since u had a sinus infection...u may also have post nasal drip and that can cause gerd issues too. Ask ur PCP to check for post nasal drip.
Avatar n tn ) If none of this works, I'll probably have a dual-probe study and then go back on another PPI like Nexium. Sometimes one brand will work better than otherswith some people. The type of reflux I have is called LPR with most of the symptons above the neck -- hoarseness, sore throat, ear/face pressure. Don't have the typical heartburn. I'm so happy you found a solution with Prolosec. I don't think people who've never had this problem can understand how bad reflux can be.