Zantac side effects long term

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Avatar m tn The weird side effects continued and new side effects emerged such as white hair,. hair falling out, weight loss,. muscle soreness,. stomach pain, and runny nose. I complained about this again and finally after 3 months, the doc switched the medication to a different PPI. I still had side effects so then I was switched to an H2 blocker. I have been off all PPIs and h2 blockers for 4 months but im left with side effects that I have no idea how to get rid of.
Avatar n tn You may want to do a WEB search on Losec (in the US it is marketed under the name Prilosec, so I'd search that term as well). You should get good information on potential side effects and how long it takes to begin to have full effect. I suspect that you may want to give it 2 or 3 weeks to see if it helps. If not, tell your GP and ask for an endoscopy. That will be the first test they should do to see if reflux has irritated your esophageal lining.
99627 tn?1301274552 Both of my kids had acid reflux. Both were on Zantac. No side effects at all and both were on for long periods of time (over a year). My daughter finally outgrew it at 13 months- she was in the hospital for a week at 2 weeks old when they diagnosed her as they wanted to do a PH study. My little guy had severe acid reflux and was on Zantac for about 4 months- it wasn't working so they started him on Prilosec.
Avatar n tn Not to scare anyone, but I have been taking Prevacid (started out with Aciphex -- felt awful on it) for around 5 wks, off and then on, and have several side effects from it. READ the insert and exactly what side effects it can cause like I did. I found that my dry eyes, eye pain, hair loss, stomach pain, etc. are because of IT!!
Avatar n tn If you're making a technical argument OK, but I see no difference between the two when it comes to someone factoring in the possiblity of long term side effects into risk/reward equation for a treat or not to treat equation. Having said that, many report persistent side effects that were NOT pre-existing. So what is your response here? The literature doesn't say this. C'mon.
293157 tn?1285877039 Now the gabapentine twice a day makes me tired? does gabapentin have a side effect that effects you teeth, gums.. etc..get so sore everyday for the past few days, not sure why. I though maybe one tooth, but the other parts of my mouth get sore as well? plus I'm so out of it, that I can't go outside... I'm so tired and can't seem to sit for long. I don't know if its the meds...cause the amount isn't that high... if not the meds...why is this happening?
Avatar m tn Commonly reported side effects of Azithromycin include pain, nausea, stress and anxiety, breathing difficulty, fever.There are side effects of diarrhea, that can linger. Zantac can also upset the stomach.
Avatar n tn They kept increasing my dosage even after telling to horrible side-effects I was having. In 2000 I stop taking the Paxil. In 2002 I was diagnoised with Fibrocystic Breast disease. In 2005 I was diagnoised with Hemorraghic Colitis(bloody diarrhea/with horrible pain). In 2006 I was diagnoised with Gastritis(horrible abdominal pain/with vomiting,and diarrhea). Also my doctor just found 1percent traces of blood in my urine. All of this and I just turned 24.
Avatar n tn Potential gastrointestinal effects of long-term acid suppression with proton pump inhibitors. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2000; 14:651. If you have further concerns, you should definitely consult your GI. Thanks, Kevin, M.D.
Avatar m tn worsened IBS - bad abdominal cramps (caused by Nexium together with fever and Zantac) a white-coated and burning tongue (caused by Prevacid, Zantac, Protonix, Pepcid, Riopan). I'd like to know if anybody has experienced intollerance to the various antireflux medicines similar to mine. Have you ever had a severely burning tongue caused by them?
208686 tn?1293034103 I had the jitteriness, tremors, headaches, and vomiting as my side effects. It was horrible. I feel for you. Stacie from http://www(dot)twinslist(dot)org/terbquestions(dot)html Using Terbutaline To Treat Preterm Labor 1. My obstetrician prescribed terbutaline for preterm labor. What kind of drug is it? Terbutaline (also known as Brethine and Bricanyl) is an asthma drug in the drug class of beta-adrenergics.
10519675 tn?1410751599 But I'm wondering how long is it safe to take both meds 2 times a day? Any bad long term side effects?
Avatar m tn You may use over-the-counter antacids after meals and at bedtime, although they do not last very long. Common side effects of antacids include diarrhea or constipation. Other over-the-counter and prescription drugs can treat GERD. They work more slowly than antacids but give you longer relief. Your pharmacist, doctor, or nurse can tell you how to take these drugs. Medications http://digestive.niddk.nih.
193245 tn?1189993322 Hey there, kinda new to the forum. Was thinking about meds to treat my anxiety but worried about possible long term effects. I am a health nut and hypochondriac. Don't even take Tylenol. I read on Wikipedia, the following: 'In long term and high dosage therapy, periodic liver function tests should be administered and the dosage of any benzodiazepine should be carefully titrated in patients with impaired hepatic function and renal clearance.
Avatar n tn there has been numerous studies concerned with long term use and side-effects, but no concrete evidence of damage to the rest of the body, look up sherry brescia on the net, shes got some very useful diets which have cured gerd disease in many people, its all free, cheers.
Avatar m tn I am taking protonix for 6 months now and zantac and tums after each meal. What are the long term side affects of these medications? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/884610'>Long term effects of meds and LES question</a>.
Avatar f tn One of the side effects that I have read about from long term untreated hypothyroidism is edema of the legs. When you get your blood test results back, ask for a copy of the data. Don't just accept from the doc that everything is "normal". The best test for hypo t is free T3, along with free T4. Also, don't let doc get by with checking only TSH. In the interim, if you want a good indication of your metabolism/thyroid condition, take your temp.
Avatar n tn What do they do for it and what is the long term outlook ? Would it cause my gallbladder to become inflamed and scarred ? Thank you so much for writing about this.
Avatar n tn In addition to what LivinginHope said first and then I wanted to add I was on Zantac 150 for about 4 months and I had no side effects at all. I have a benign arrhythmia (PACS) and so it depends on the person and if you take it long term. I have to go back on it again. But my doctor said not to stay on it all the time. Rather, to stay on it for a while then go off and on. But, I would definitely report this to your doc.
603218 tn?1219917811 By fasting I mean no eating or drinking for about 16 hours a day per day, eating mostly at night and the early morning, for about 30 days. Is there any long or short term side effects or benefits for people with GERD caused by this sort of fasting? Should I fast or should I not?
692001 tn?1236566062 Would you believe that Zantac, my trusted medicine for over fifteen years, can have side effects such as ANXIETY, IRREGULAR HEARTBEATS, CONFUSION, DEPRESSION, HALLUCINATIONS, AND SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS?! Looking back, including tonight, I realize that almost everytime I have had a panic attack its usually about 20-30 minutes after taking my Zantac! OMG! Has anybody every experienced anything similar to this? Have you ever even heard of this? I AM COMPLETELY SHOCKED!
Avatar n tn I really don't like the idea of taking the PPI meds long term. How safe are they really when taken over a long period of time? How much of a risk do PPI meds play in causing gastric cancer and osteoporsis when taken over a long period of time. Is there any alterative medicine that is effective for GERDS. I really want to be safe and take care of my Barret's Disease. Can PPI meds. cause GASTROPARESIS? Do calcium channel blockers play a large role in causing gastroparesis?
Avatar n tn I suffer from reflux and have taken PRILOSEC for many years on a daily basis - should I be concerned about long term use? Also, the medication stops the acid burn but does not actually stop the reflux, only the burn associated with it. Occasionaly I awake with a mouth full of reflux and recently inhaled this liquid into my lungs - I assume because of pain in my chest. This happened 3 days ago and I still have a cough and chest pain.
Avatar f tn Digestive enzymes work naturally and won't cause any ill side effects. One thing I wanted to ask you, are you suffering from post nasal drip and thinking it is allergies. If you have post nasal drip or a lot of drainage from your sinuses, it can be caused by acid reflux as well. I had my gall bladder removed because it died and I had excessive acid reflux causing severe post nasal drip and problems with my voice box like you.
Avatar n tn It does seem to have lots of side effects though.I was wondering if anyone had tried it before or can give me some information on how effective it is.
Avatar n tn I'm not even 100% sure that there is a problem to treat, and I worry about possible side effects of long term medicine use. I am also curious about the long term prognosis for people with this condition. I have heard about frequent dialations, lifetime reflux problems, and worse. Are these likely, or are we just being told the worst case possibilities?
Avatar n tn Been taking Nexium for two weeks now and I'm suspecting these are side effects. I still get burning, especially after I eat and still have weight loss. If I had to measure the way I feel today versus how I felt three weeks ago, I am better because I have an appetite where I didn't early on. But these new symptoms have me concerned because I feel so wiped out.
290867 tn?1333572878 What are if any side effects of him taking these meds and could there be any long term problems???? Any one have any tricks that worked for you to help with the spitting up??? Also Julian was not eating on Saturday and I took him to the Ped and she said he had a lot of fluid built up in his ear and that he had a double ear infection. She perscribed him amoxicillan(sp) for 10 days 2x a day!
290867 tn?1333572878 What are if any side effects of him taking these meds and could there be any long term problems???? Any one have any tricks that worked for you to help with the spitting up??? Also Julian was not eating on Saturday and I took him to the Ped and she said he had a lot of fluid built up in his ear and that he had a double ear infection. She perscribed him amoxicillan(sp) for 10 days 2x a day!