Posted by Lisa
on July 05, 2000 at 04:27:57:
In Reply to: Prilosec posted by Peggy on July 04, 2000 at 21:52:10:
I know that Prilosec is an anti ulcer drug, meaning it inhibits production of stomach acid. The body needs stomach acid to digest and absorb calcium properly. If calcium is not absorbed properly, then calcium deposits develop most usually in a weak joint or bone, perhaps where you may have injured yourself at one time. You may want to ask the doctor for an OTC anti ulcer medication, a med. that inhibits stomach acid production for less than 24 hours, so later during the night, just prior to bed time there would be some acid in stomach to take cal/mg with at night. Take calcium citrate/magnesium aspartate 1200mgs/day over age 35, seperate the cal/mg supplement so that you take the anti ulcer med. in morning and cal/mg supplement at night.
There is a natural alternative to anti ulcer medications and it is less expensive. It's called deglycerinated licorice(DGL). DGL helps repair the stomach/duodenal lining.
Best to you both,