Nexium and iron absorption

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Avatar f tn Yes. Excerpts from "How your antacid drug is making you sick (Part A)" by Chris Kresser... "Most people have no idea how many vital roles stomach acid plays in our bodies. Such misunderstanding is perpetuated by drug companies who continue to insist that stomach acid is not essential.
Avatar m tn If antiretroviral drugs such as Atazanavir and Nelfinavir are given alongwith Esomeprazole, it can bring down serum levels, and neither of these is recommended with Nexium. Another antiretroviral drug, Saquinavir, if given with Esomeprazole, can increase serum levels; if necessary, it has to be given cautiously. Voriconazole is not recommended with Esomeprazole, as it doubles the effect of the latter.
Avatar n tn Lastly, for maxium absorption, don't take antacids within 2 hours of the ribavirin. PPI's like Nexium, Prilosec and Aciphex are OK to take with the riba, as are OTC H-2 pumps like Zantac and Pepcid AC. Pepsid Complete, on the other hand, contains an antacid, so it should also be spaced away from the riba. Same with Gaviscon -- space it away from the riba.
Avatar f tn My doctor advised me to take Nexium 40 mg for 4 weeks. So far I've been taking it for almost 2 weeks and see some improvements with my digestion, but not so much with my throat symptoms. I have switched to a very healthy diet, and following all the lifestyle changes for GERD. For anyone that has used Nexium or any other PPI, how long did it take for you to feel completely better? The dry throat and gagging sensation is bothering me the most!!
757597 tn?1315805412 The profound hypochlorhydria induced by proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may impair the gastrointestinal absorption of nonheme iron, a process that is dependent on an acidic environment. The interaction was suspected in two patients with iron deficiency anemia due to gastrointestinal blood loss that were unresponsive to oral iron replacement therapy, even after the bleeding had apparently stopped. Both patients had been on omeprazole for six months while being treated with ferrous sulfate.
Avatar n tn I had horrible problems with heartburn and acid reflux. My NP gave me Nexium and it helped alot. The person to ask is JimJim, he went through the same thing and knows tons about it. Good luck.
Avatar f tn calcium, B9 and B12, magnesium, zinc, iron, vitamin C and beta carotene * Absorption of anti oxidant vitamins A and E, putting you at greater risk of oxidative stress and chronic inflammation * Breakdown of protein for use in tissues and muscle synthesis * Activation of enzymes, hormones, and neurotransmitters * Prevention of bacterial pathogens from going into the lower GI tract, causing infection, and putting you at risk of disease and stomach cancer Many people think gastric stress is
545538 tn?1295995617 The iron gets deposited in liver, brain and elsewhere. The oxidation the excess iron causes leads to free radicals and hence hepatic cancer. So you want to watch that. eat plenty of fiber, but eat your riba meals with low fiber for best absorption. particularly at the beginning of treatment you want to get the best absorption of that drug...and get UND as soon as possible so nothing that binds to the riba should be eaten. I either ate a little cheese and bread...or half a klondike bar...
Avatar f tn A freak? Nah :) Contrary to popular belief, heartburn, acid reflux and GERD are usually due to not enough stomach acid. My mother is free of severe GERD and severe LPR after stopping the acid blocker nexium and starting betaine HCI with pepsin supplements (increases stomach acid) and digestive enzyme supplements (helps with digestion).
Avatar f tn This is related to low stomach acid and poor absorption of vitamins and nutrients. D should be 55-60, B12 in the very upper end of the range, and ferritin should be 70 minimum. You need to get the D tested and then supplement as needed for all three of these to optimize. As for cortisol, it may be that your adrenals have been trying to compensate for your low thyroid hormones for so long that they are no longer able to keep up.
Avatar n tn I took the the PPI Nexium (2X day) for most of treatment (54 weeks) both for GERD and Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) which afffects linings higher up in the throat, vocal chords, ear canals and even the sinuses. While all PPIs pretty much do the same thing, the side effect profile may be a little different -- so if one PPI disagrees with you, ask your doctor about switching to another.
Avatar m tn When you compare it to an apple, it has 4 times the protein, twice the carbohydrates, 3 times the phosphorus, 5 times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium, and is one of the best value foods around. So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!
335728 tn?1331418012 While I am not on any DMD, I am on Tegretol, Elavil, Citalopram for my MS symptoms. I am on Spireva, Symbicort, Singulair and Ventolin for my COPD and Asthma and Prevacid and Lipitor for GERD and high cholesterol. I also take Amitriptyline for fatigue related to MS. Has anyone else had trouble with protein or calcium deficiency that has been proven related to any meds?
Avatar m tn magnesium, and off and on thytrophin pmg, k2 and turmeric...I also have low ferritin although my serum iron is normal. just started to try gluten free diet recently as well. Getting desperate. My symptoms of weight gain, puffy eyes, eczema, and tiredness persist, and on top of that have fibercystic breasts. I had my serum iodine tested and was told normal. I am fishing for opinion here on what to test?try next?
Avatar f tn I also have the skin crawling sensation that has been increasing from just my legs and head to all over my body. Include severe fatigue and weakness and worsening short term memory loss. My vision has also really declined, mostly in my right eye. I don't know how to tell what is normal aging v. abnormal vision loss. I've had perfect eyesight until about 8 months to a year ago.
Avatar n tn I've been taking 500mg metformin myself and I have not experienced any weight loss. I am actually taking it for diabetes treatment. But it has not helped with my weight loss.
Avatar m tn You can switch this around but avoid taking vitamins with synthroid (calcium and iron can interfer with thyroxine absorption) and metformin (can inhibit the absorption of vitamin B12).
988694 tn?1332363079 I just got a little worse every time I increase my meds ( I am hoping this is the last time.) Doctor gave me nexium and it works for a while, but then I go back to pain and discomfort. I'll have blood work in two more months. I guess I am going to have to stick to my routine of having my meds around 5 am, going back to sleep and then eat. It is just weird that with every increase I got so sick for a while even worse than when I was not taking any thyroid medicine.
Avatar n tn this can cause a flare while on meds.... These meds can cause mal absorption of certain minerals and do keep getting blood levels checked by your Dr.......supplements may be an option..... Are you on any other meds?
Avatar n tn I am on heavy duty vitamins, B12 weekly injections and Iron supplements. I don't feel really good yet, but I have to say my left arm and leg are not twitching and tingling nearly as bad. I have read this takes a long time to correct. So you May want to have b12 and M. acid levels checked.
Avatar f tn I once read that there needs to be sufficient Ca++ and Magnesium for proper absorption to occur. Any truth to that?
Avatar n tn Interestingly, it commented that Type A blood is iron deficient (which I have been all my life) and recommended certain vegetables etc that are high in iron that can help me. It recommended peanut products and spinach, broccoli etc as acceptable forms of iron ingestion that will not upset my slow digestive system (which, by the way, is also a characteristic of Blood Type A).
Avatar n tn I have had issues with ulcer like pain since I started taking the Repliva and am concerned that continuing with it might lead to worsening of the anemia. I am on 40mg of Nexium and do space the taking of the iron atleast 2hrs from the time I take this medicine. I should mention that I've had Roux-n-y gastrc bypass so the absorption of iron is reduced and impaired. Are there other options besides further blood transfusions or risking the attempt to transfuse the third form of iron?
Avatar m tn FRUCTOSE, HFCS, SORBITOL and other POLYOLS (maltitol, mannitol, xylitol) and, only in some individuals FRUCTANS. Most problematic foods are: - FRUITS: apples, pears, prunes, peaches, sweet cherry, dates, raisins, mango, papaya. - FRUIT JUICES, JAMS, COMPOTES. - HONEY - SUGARS and SWEETENERS: fructose, High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), sorbitol, xylitol, mannitol, maltitol, raw sugar, brown sugar, molasses, Splenda.
Avatar m tn I have also recently had low folate and iron. I went back to the doctor in February, they changed my medication and said it was a gastritis flare up, well I have had gastritis for a while and never had these additional symptoms, just the same ones I had for GERD. The new medicine is not helping any and I am miserable. I hate to wake up in the morning because I am constantly in pain and uncomfortable and I hate going to work because of the burping and how I feel.
Avatar n tn They only last a few seconds. The build and peak like labor pains. Say I'm in the kitchen and I'll feel it coming on so I have time to brace myself. I'll set down whatever it is i'm holding and get ready. I have to cross my legs, bend my knees, hold on to something, clench my body tight, and try to breathe. Thank God it only lasts a few seconds. My 14 yr. old son witnessed it yesterday and tried to call 911. I kept signaling him not to. I knew it wouldn't last long. My gyno.
Avatar m tn *I am currently on Nexium and I have been diagnosed with acid reflux disease. Yesterday at 2 P.M. I drank probably 3 ounces of water with warm honey and apple cider vinegar added. Shortly after, my throat started to feel strange and I felt as if my throat was gradually starting to close. I immediately took Zyrtec-D when the symptoms started, about 5 minutes after the drink. About four hours later the feeling had not gone away, and was gradually progressing.
Avatar n tn Ubiquinol is a newly designed C0Q-10 that has 8 times the absorption rate as the older Ubiquinone. The Japanese patented this about 12 -18 months ago and you can't find it everywhere. Here is where I get mine. I just started with PVC's about 3 weeks ago. Went to the cardiologist and he said not to think about it. Kind of hard to do. I started taking 2 CoQ-10 (2X50MG per day).
6207205 tn?1389776918 Signs of Deficient Stomach Acid Gas, bloating and burping shortly after a meal could be lack of HCl Constipation Diarrhea Feeling of fullness or food not digesting Heartburn and/or gastric reflux (sometimes too much HCl but most often not enough) Bad breath Foul smelling stools Loose stools in the early morning Food allergies Dialated blood vessles on the cheeks and nose - Rosacea Pernicious anemia or iron deficiency Anal Itching Nausea especially after taking vitamins and minerals Weak or cr
Avatar m tn In the long run it will not help asthma because nexium/zantac and either other proton pump inhibitor will inhibit your body's ability to absorb nutrients especially b12 and iron. If iron is low it will affect asthma. My mom found the best way to help GERD is to take a 1 tablespoon in a full glass of water. This actually helps because researchers are learning that GERD can be cause by too little acid and your stomach is trying to over compensate. Also avoid all dairy, tomatoes, and alcohol.