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Can a PPI actually cause heartburn?

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Old 08-23-2002, 02:01 PM   #1
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Question Can a PPI actually cause heartburn?

I have been on aciphex for over a week now and I have burning in my high upper chest, throat and tongue that wasn't there before I started taking it. Is it possible that it is making it worse? Any information would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 08-24-2002, 02:53 AM   #2
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Could be that it is causing your problems, especially as the burning only started after taking the medication.

I would contact your doc, as there are other PPI's that you can take that may work better for you such as Lanzoprazole (Zoton) or Omeprazole (Lozec).

Good luck

Old 08-24-2002, 10:35 AM   #3
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PPI's could actually make gastritis worse, but it needs to be taken for awhile to see if it will have a healing effect first. Protonix is what took my burning away. Ask the doc to switch you to something else.


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