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  1. prilosecOTC vs. zantac...or both?
    ... Both Prilosec OTC and Zantac are very effective (although no medication ... starts to help with some symptoms in a few hours while Prilosec may take a day or two (but Prilosec tends to be more...
    ... but I will answer this one as well, I have taken Prilosec since 1993, most recently I switched over to the OTC...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zantac

  2. LPR Flare
    ... been very nasal sounding. I'm back to taking OTC Prilosec to see if that will help some. I'm even thinking...

  3. Help-Need encouragement
    ... after a few weeks, I went to my GP and she put me on Prilosec , which helped very little. I went back after that...
    ... covered by my insurance. (I had previously tried Prilosec and Protonix with no luck. The Protonix worked well ... work before deciding to give up on it. Did the Prilosec work for you at all? If so, you might ask about Zegrid...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Nexium Aciphex Prevacid Protonix Zantac

  4. Is this GERD?
    ... doc and they said it was acid reflux. They gave me Prilosec to take for 14 days. On day 2, all of the burning ... went away. I was back to "normal" but still took the Prilosec . By day 4, I had this terrible "lump in the throat ... feeling along with tightness. I stopped taking the Prilosec and 2 days later the lump in the throat feeling went ... was told that I probably had a bad reaction to the Prilosec . Now, I've had other health issues recently (muscle ... taking a bunch of medicine over the last 1.5 weeks ( Prilosec for days, prednisone for 2 days, took two 400mg tables...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Flexeril Motrin Prednisone aleve

  5. 2 questions
    ... but what does LPR stand for?Also if something like prilosec works but you can only take it 14 days every 4 months...
    ... Why can you only take Prilosec 14 days every 4 months? Is it cost?...

  6. LPR worse on one side
    ... know it could affect the throat.) He put me on prilosec twice a day. That was a month ago. There hasn't been ... advice on these questions: -- How long do I give Prilosec a chance to work before switching to something else...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Omeprazole Prevacid

  7. does prilosec heal the esophagus
    ... Over time Prilosec will cut down on the production of stomach acid and...

  8. LPR Mucus on Right Side Again....Help!
    ... Nexium twice a day again or what. I was using OTC Prilosec but honestly I'm not better on them. I did get 2...
    ... Nexium twice a day again or what. I was using OTC Prilosec but honestly I'm not better on them. I did get 2...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Nexium

  9. ongoing pneumonia
    ... the prescriptoin omeprazole which is the name for prilosec . It is only about 4 dollars for a months supply twice...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Omeprazole Zantac

  10. Medicines you are taking
    ... Gavison - whenever Zantac - 300 or more mg. a day Prilosec - just because I was hoping it would work Also...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Nexium Zantac

  11. How to deal with the sore chest pain symptom?
    ... pain returned again. Last time I had this I did the Prilosec 14 day treatment plan and that cured the chest soreness ... improved significantly. If you haven't tried the Prilosec treatment plan (14 days), try it. Be sure to avoid...

  12. Lack of appetite
    ... heartburn nearly every day and even started on some OTC Prilosec . Doesn't faze the sniffling and cough but helps the...

  13. PPIs don't work as well as they used to...anyone else?
    ... the market. It has the same active ingredient as Prilosec with an additional medicine to protect the stomach...

  14. hoarse throat/swollen lymph nodes...gerd?
    ... it is gerd/acid reflux do you think something like prilosec otc would help the hoarse throat? Anyone have sinliar...
    ... I would give OTC Prilosec a try for at least 2 weeks. Your symptoms do sound...

  15. what's the best way to taper off ppis
    ... what's the best way to taper off ppis i was on prilosec 40 for 1 week and then 20 mg for 4 weeks now i want...
    ... decided not to take prilosec 10 mg cause of side effects talked to pharmacist...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Pepcid Zantac

  16. sharp stabbing pain in left abdomen
    ... lower stomach theres a pain. My DR gave me some prilosec , but doing research on my own it sounds just like...

  17. Are these common symptoms for Acid Reflux? I feel worried.
    ... Thank you all so much. I am going to start taking Prilosec today and see if it helps some. I am wondering how...
    ... The Dr. told me I have GERD and to take the generic prilosec . ( the one that starts with an O.. I don't have it...

  18. Success Against GERD - Feeling Better
    ... and told me to try taking Protonix 40mg instead of Prilosec . I have used Prilosec, Protonix, Prevacid, Zantac...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Prevacid Protonix Zantac

  19. Is this grasping at straws?
    ... reflux really be causing it. I am supposed to take prilosec x14days but havent started it yet. Im kinda freaky...

  20. Hydrocodone and GERD
    ... esophogus. Try stopping the Hydrocodone and starting on Prilosec OTC daily to see if that helps heal the damage and...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Hydrocodone

  21. Taking both Nexium and Prilosec?
    ... took Nexium for many years (after being switched FROM Prilosec because it had stopped working for me). What I am ... doing now is taking one prescription, generic Prilosec (much cheaper) at night and taking OTC Pepcid (I buy ... about which two I could use. We agreed on the generic Prilosec and he was the one that advised me which OTC to take ... specific about taking the OTC in the morning and the Prilosec at night....
    ... wondering though If I can take a Nexium at night and a Prilosec in the morning??...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Nexium Pepcid

  22. do i have acid reflux? all day heartburn!
    ... If you can't see a Dr. right away, I'd turn to OTC Prilosec , which is at least a name brand product. You can...

  23. should i worry...
    ... You might start by taking something like Zantac or Prilosec when you're feeling the burning sensation to see if...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zantac

  24. I have GERD, PLEASE HELP ME!
    ... esophagus stretched! It is a good idea to purchase some prilosec Otc to get this under control. Best wishes, Aleet7...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zantac

  25. can protonix stop working?
    ... time and money. I do know people that have taken OTC Prilosec for years and years and still doing just fine. As...

  26. Some questions for the board....
    ... Tums like it was my job. Finally, I started taking Prilosec OTC everyday for a couple months.... and I was cured ... throat clearing was CONSTANT. He told me to get off the Prilosec OTC, get on Protonix, and go have an upper G.I. scope ... The Protonix really didn't work any better than the Prilosec OTC, but I had to wait a month for the scope, and ... so I noticed) at all. Now, I switched back to the Prilosec OTC, and it works good... I never get heartburn, but...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Protonix

  27. Can heartburn feel like a warm sensation in throat....not just burning?
    ... are not considered typical heartburn symptoms. Try Prilosec or some OTC meds to see if they help. CharBerry...

  28. Just starting my 5th PPI - Prevacid......afraid it won't work:(
    ... starting to take the last of them, Prevacid. I took Prilosec and Nexium for years and they provided great relief ... . It wasn't until Prilosec stopped working as well for me back in January. Since...
    ... of the PPI's. It has the same active medication in Prilosec , but it has an additional medication as well to help ... the double dosages of the PPI's. For me it was Prilosec , Protonix (for a couple years), Prevacid (3 years...
    ... messaged each other before on this issue. I was first on Prilosec for about 3-4 years, then Nexium for about 3 years ... , than back to Prilosec for 2-3 years (worked the second time around), then...
    ... starting to take the last of them, Prevacid. I took Prilosec and Nexium for years and they provided great relief ... . It wasn't until Prilosec stopped working as well for me back in January. Since...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Aciphex Nexium Prevacid Protonix Zantac

  29. Prilosec better in morning or evening?
    ... doing? Are you feeling any better on Lexapro? I took Prilosec for years. I usually took it in the morning and it ... working for me anymore:( I hope you find relief with Prilosec ! Crystal...
    ... showed I have acid reflux so that's why they put me on Prilosec - I took it last night so we'll see. I never felt ... I had heartburn so who knows. Do you still take Prilosec ? I've been on the Lexapro for a little over 3 weeks...
    ... Since I have the LPR symptoms the Dr. told me to take Prilosec at bedtime (when on that med). I stopped taking anything...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lexapro Nexium

  30. LPR in BOSTON
    ... months ago diagnosed me with LPR and put me on 20 mg Prilosec 2x/day. I have had some improvement, but now that ... lower pitches. I am worried about continuing the Prilosec because I also have osteopenia (pretty close to osteoporosi ... very achy joints as a side effect. I have read that Prilosec and other PPI's can interfere with the absorption...

  31. Protonix and all that jazz.
    ... There are many over the counter pills you can buy. Prilosec is a good one, or you can buy the generic of prilosec...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Prevacid

  32. Acupunture and Chinese Herbs for LPR--my success
    ... the throat feeling. I went my doctor who prescribed prilosec otc which I took twice a day for several months. It ... steadily improving since then. I stopped taking the prilosec when I began this treatment. If you are not familiar...

  33. Has anyone had relief from GERD?
    ... these symptoms (they do everyone else) or try OTC Prilosec for a few weeks. Sorry if you've already been on...
    ... always controlled by PPIs until this last January. Prilosec worked for me for a couple years and then it became...
    ... Zegrid. Basically it has the same active medication as Prilosec plus sodium bicarbonate. Evidently the second ingredient ... insurance so it isn't a possibility. I started with Prilosec , then Protonix, then Prevacid x2-which worked great...
    ... helping, I still don't have the relief I once had on Prilosec and Nexium. I don't understand why they aren't helping...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Aciphex Nexium Prevacid Protonix Zantac

  34. how do you wean yourself from ppi medication?
    ... days. Greg I've been on Prilosec for years now. (around 5 years) and I feel so well...
    ... personal experiences as to why you started the PPIs like prilosec and protonix, but my pathology report was read to...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Protonix

  35. flem question
    ... producing phlegm. Sounds so simple, doesn't it? I take Prilosec twice a day; one in the early morning before breakfast...

  36. Do i have acid reflux?
    ... Probably 4 times more than usual. So i picked up some Prilosec OTC today and started taking it to see if that helps...
    ... much like acid reflux. In addition to staying on the Prilosec for a couple of weeks you should probably think about...

  37. On Aciphex for 10 days...still getting heartburn? Please help!
    ... PPIs....I only have Prevacid to try, and then what? Prilosec and Nexium worked for years, then they became ineffective...
    ... was 16 (I'm not 27) and have always had success with Prilosec and Nexium. Back in February the Prilosec wasn't...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Nexium Prevacid Protonix Zantac Aciphex

  38. Weird Burping and Lump in throat feeling
    ... for a week straight so started to take over counter Prilosec . Worked on the heart burn but left me with a Lump...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Prevacid

  39. Triggers/allergies causing acid reflux?
    ... voice and cough" that he did and started taking 2 Prilosec and 2 Zyrtech D. I've been taking plain Zyrtech and...
    ... bad reflux and I have been losing my voice. Took my Prilosec this evening. I hope it kicks in. I thought I was...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Nexium Zantac Zyrtec

  40. Husband Said "This Is It!"
    ... from them. I ran out of new one's to try. Been on Prilosec , Protonix, Prevacid, Nexium, Aciphex, Zegrid...and...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Aciphex Nexium Prevacid Protonix

  41. Chest tightness for 10 years - Please help
    ... for biopsy results. My doc asked me to try Zantac, Prilosec , Pantoprazole Sod but nothing gave me even the slightest...
    ... with nasal problems, allergies, acid reflux. I take Prilosec OTC twice a day. The chest tightness is awful. I...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zantac

  42. why does my throat feel funny
    ... Like I might choke. It was acid reflux. Once I took Prilosec it took that away. Now when it comes on I now exactly ... what it is. I don't panic. I just get on my Prilosec , watch my diet or take some of my natural products...

  43. calm acid reflux without medication
    ... ginger juice. Have you tried that? I've been taking Prilosec OTC twice a day and it works pretty well for now....

  44. to charberry
    ... Seems like starting on Previcid it on to Prilosec and then Nexium 40 mg twice a day. They would switch...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Nexium

  45. otc prilosec
    ... take a couple of weeks to heal it....i have been on prilosec since 2001, first the script version and then the...

  46. Bleeding Esophageal Ulcer and Diet help.. PLEASE
    ... afterwards. I am on sucralfate 4 times a day, and prilosec and drinking aloe juice helps greatly..but I am afraid...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Sucralfate

  47. frustrated with lpr
    ... thing that helped mr with the throat clearing was the prilosec at night. Of course with the aciphex 2x a day....
    ... from Nexium to something else. I've only ever tried Prilosec and Nexium so maybe one of the other drugs will be...
    ... take nexium twice daily?I took aciphex 2x daily and prilosec at night for a few months and all other symptoms got...
    ... take nexium twice daily?I took aciphex 2x daily and prilosec at night for a few months and all other symptoms got...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Aciphex Nexium

  48. what to take if nexium doesn't work for female?
    ... can I take if nexium doesn't work? I was taking 1 prilosec a day and it didn't last long enough. After 20 hours...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Nexium

  49. burning in throat after eating, orange tongue
    ... but I KNOW ORANGE WHEN I SEE IT. you need meds... prilosec was a godsend for me...no eating before bed either...

  50. Prevacid and heart problems
    ... stated drugs doctors would not take. Sorry it was Prilosec and Nexium. However, I thought all these drugs were...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Nexium

  51. I Need Some Support Today
    ... it sounds like you do too, it makes it much worse.. prilosec saved me...i was on the prescription, and then when...

  52. Getting off Aciphex Nightmare
    ... ended up in ER with the chest pain. I tried Nexium, Prilosec , Prevacid and they all caused severe pain in my stomach...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Aciphex Nexium Prevacid

  53. my wellness plan to heal what is yours?
    ... Maybe that's the real reason so many people are taking prilosec and pepsid and all of that. Still, over the longterm...

  54. 'breathing' acid reflux
    ... there are any PPI's left for me to try. (Went through Prilosec and Protonix in years prior.) It is the Nissen...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Aciphex Nexium Prednisone Prevacid Protonix

  55. I have severe heartburn
    ... your Dr. - also ask about a stomach medicine (like Prilosec OTC or something) - that you can take to help with...

  56. LPR and Stress?
    ... something fun without paying the price. I just popped a prilosec . Does anyone else feel like this?:)...

  57. my stomach hurts above belly button
    ... Are you taking any over the counter meds?? like prilosec , zantac or anything? You might want to take something...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zantac

  58. How I got off zantac/prilosec and nexium and finding an answer...hope this can help..
    ... number of years. I think I have been on zantac/nexium, prilosec for about 5 years now and countless other stuff. Have...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Nexium Zantac

  59. Chronic acid cough treatments aren't helping
    ... years with no luck. I have also had no luck with Prilosec , Protonix, Prevacid 2x/day, Nexium 2x/day, and Aciphex ... holding out much hope since I had no luck with the Prilosec . Testing is showing that I have some "serious"...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Aciphex Nexium Prevacid Protonix

  60. Is this GERD?
    ... chocolate, caffeine, citrus, tomatos, etc. and to try Prilosec OTC once daily for a few weeks and see if you see...
    ... for your information. My doctor suggested that I try Prilosec OTC as well so I'll give that a try....
    ... appointment with a gastro to get a scope done soon. I take prilosec , It doesnt seem to really work at all, IDK, I hope...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Prevacid

  61. For those with constant reflus-GERD
    ... I went off my prilosec for nearly two weeks now. But tonight it came back...
    ... omeprazole) for 14 yrs, but was recently changed to Lexium ( prilosec i think) . hope you figure it out. for me it was a...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Omeprazole

  62. Heart vs GERD-how will we know?
    ... am asking myself the same question. I have been on prilosec for over 2 months. I stopping taking it 2 weeks ago...

  63. Chronic Cough from reflux: What do I do now???
    ... adjusted my diet, raised my headboard, and started on Prilosec with no luck. I then tried Protonix. The Protonix...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Aciphex Nexium Prevacid Protonix

  64. Need advice please?
    ... lump and I just couldn't swallow. The doc got me on Prilosec . But it has taken me a good 8 to 10 weeks to get it...

  65. Breathing issues, bloated, exhausted, etc---some type of acid reflux?
    ... But it does bring on anxiety. You'll be ok. Try some prilosec . It works great for me....
    ... supplement with a medication to help our tummys :) Prilosec is a good place to start as it is mild and available...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Toprol

  66. when should you take a pantoloc pill?
    ... I take Prilosec . I believe that is the same kind of med as 'Pantoloc...

  67. ok is there anyone on here that PPI work for and feel good i need hope bit down
    ... you. I have my good days and my bad days. I am on prilosec . Overall it helps. Today was a bad day because I cheated...
    ... I think I am going to go to the 2x daily with the prilosec . It may help me get it under control. Also do any ... of you have side effect from the prilosec ? I seem to have dry mouth, heart palpatations and...
    Medications also discussed in this post: benadryl

  68. Tongue and saliva issues anyone?
    ... saliva seems thick and mucous-like. I am taking Prilosec and I happened to read the package yesterday. It said...

  69. Early Lupus/Scleroderma and LPR - Hypersensitive Esophagus?
    ... and sometimes a sort of burning sensation. I'm on Prilosec and I have been taking some alternative meds from...

  70. Tired of Doctors not understanding
    ... I am still taking prilosec but also doing all the natural remedies and I some ... point I will try and wean myself off the prilosec ....
    ... nothing seems to be working for me. I have been taking Prilosec for 3 months now. My main complaint, besides my...

  71. New here with questions
    ... reflux, he will likely try you on a medication like Prilosec or Nexium to see if that takes your symptoms away...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Nexium Zantac

  72. LPR Frustrations!
    ... I went to an ENT. She diagnosed LPR. I've been on Prilosec , twice daily for the past month. I've cut out coffee ... ENT told me that it might take two months for the Prilosec to be effective. I hope I don't have to be on meds ... I don't think that weight gain is a side affect of Prilosec ....
    ... problem. The diet restrictions have helped me. I'm on Prilosec 2X daily, twenty minutes before I eat breakfast and...
    ... Hi Blanflier, I've been taking Prilosec for a bit more than a month now. As I said earlier ... been clear for most of the day. My ENT prescribed Prilosec , and said to take it consistantly for at least two ... did say that she would prescribe something else if Prilosec didn't work for me. I gather, perhaps different people ... it. Maybe it will work for you. By the way, the OTC prilosec is the same as the 20 MG 'script Prilosec....
    ... might counteract an 'acid controlling' med, like Prilosec , or any other PPI. Judy...
    ... check.' Not to disagree with your MD, but as I said, Prilosec is really working for me. As it's an OTC med, perhaps...

  73. LPR and halitosis, any relation?
    ... your symptoms too. I just finished my first month on prilosec . I am still not well. The doc told me to do a second...
    ... different. I had a good day yesterday and didn't take the prilosec because I seemed to be feeling great. Now...today...

  74. Following ALL the Rules
    ... from a caffeine drink I had this morning? Or does the prilosec have a side effect of any kind that would do this...
    ... this the more I find there are side effects of taking prilosec and taking other ppi's. I went to the doctor this ... reflux coming up. I wonder if it is a side effect from prilosec . I realize the drug is helping me, but at the same ... suppose get cured. The doc says 30 more days on the prilosec and if I am not better I am headed for a scope. (UGH...

  75. Long term risks for Prelosic or nexium
    ... GERD, significantly, and I'm working to get off the Prilosec with orange peel extract. I'm two weeks in, and so...
    ... appointment it was discovered that my daily dose of Prilosec was raising the level of my cancer marker blood test ... and they don't work for me. Right now I am trying 1 Prilosec every other day. The Gerd has been okay but I'm not...
    ... Well said Index. I agree. I took a course of prilosec for 8 weeks. Stopped and then it kind of came back...
    ... cancer. I hope its curable! I will definately keep the Prilosec at a minimun. I hadn't heard about the risk of cancer...


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