It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Digestive Disorders Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-29-2006, 03:41 PM   #1
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: CA
Posts: 670
carisa HB User
prevacid vs. prilosec??

Hi, I have been on prevacid now for a little while and I think it is giving me a weird butterfly feeling in my stomach. My doctor said that taking two 10 mg prilosec OTC a day should be about the same as taking one prevacid 30 mg prescrition a day which is what I am on currently. I am reluctant to take myself off of the prevacid because I still feel that it would be better than taking two prilosec OTCs 10 mg a day. Any opinions? I am desperate to feel better. I'm sure you all understand. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Carisa

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 07-30-2006, 11:31 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(male)
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Charleston
Posts: 5,548
Harry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB User
Re: prevacid vs. prilosec??

carisa,

The Prilosec give me less side effects than any PPI including Prevacid. But, I think you can only get the Prilosdec OTC in 20 mg tablets-- I have not seen them in the 10mg size.
The 20 mg Prilosec works for me when I need it.

I wish you well~~~Harry

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 07-31-2006, 05:22 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: CA
Posts: 670
carisa HB User
Re: prevacid vs. prilosec??

Thank you. you are right, I looked into it, and it only comes in 20 mg tablets and that is what I am now taking. I hope it works!

 
Old 08-03-2006, 11:21 PM   #4
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: San Diego, Ca.
Posts: 1,828
sunshine123 HB Usersunshine123 HB Usersunshine123 HB Usersunshine123 HB User
Re: prevacid vs. prilosec??

Every PPI I've ever taken has bothered my stomach. I've been taking Prilosec OTC lately and stopped it a couple days ago. Pepcid AC isn't strong enough, but doesn't bother my stomach. I'm so disgusted with all of this. I had a Nissen Fundoplication several years ago which failed after 2 months. The reason I had it was b/c the meds. don't agree with me. Now, I'm back where I started!!!!!

 
Old 08-04-2006, 06:01 AM   #5
Senior Veteran
(male)
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Charleston
Posts: 5,548
Harry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB User
Re: prevacid vs. prilosec??

sunshine,
Have you tried Protonix -- the literature says that it is somewhat different and is used to heal the esophagus.

You may want to look into it??

Harry

 
Old 08-04-2006, 07:40 PM   #6
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: CA
Posts: 670
carisa HB User
Re: prevacid vs. prilosec??

I know, I hear you when you say everything bothers your stomach. Now I'm not sure what to think....I don't know if some of my symptoms are just new symptoms or symptoms from my PPI's. Very frustrating.

Protonix is not covered by my insurance. I wonder if I can get them to cover it since my body does not tolerate Prevacid. That is the only one they do cover. So it's either Prevacid for me or Prilosec OTC. I wonder how much it would be to pay out of pocket?

Carisa

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
kapidex...same as prevacid? ksc1968 Acid Reflux / GERD 17 01-18-2010 04:08 PM
Just starting my 5th PPI - Prevacid......afraid it won't work:( shrtcak81 Acid Reflux / GERD 10 10-13-2008 05:51 AM
Anyone Have good results using Prevacid? jbsim Acid Reflux / GERD 4 03-18-2006 10:27 PM
LPR not better after one month on prevacid Hopeful33 Acid Reflux / GERD 1 03-15-2006 04:58 PM
Prilosec and Prevacid Help! Mlady55 Digestive Disorders 5 02-24-2006 10:49 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:54 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!