Posted by ken kanige
on July 12, 2000 at 01:55:52:
In Reply to: Side effects of prevacid posted by kevin on July 10, 2000 at 10:28:52:
: I was diagnosed with severe GERD and Barretts in April.My doctor has had me on 30 mgs. of Prevacid once a day since then.
: Recently I have had some problems getting and maintaining an erection.
: Could this be from the medicine? Does anyone else taking prevaid have this problem?
No this is not a side effect of Prevacid, but you must ask your doctor for 40 mg Prilosec. It is much stronger than 30 mg of Prevacid and you must control the acid reflux if you do not want your Barret's to progress to cancer. In head to head trials for severe cases of GERD 40 mg of Prilosec has been shown to be far superior to 30 mg of Prevacid. Additionally, Prilosec has been on the market for over 18 years and is the most studied antisecretory drug - over 1350 studies.