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Old 04-13-2008, 04:20 PM   #1
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Indigestion and Narcotic pain killers

Anybody else that has bad acid reflux...does painkillers like hydrocodone cause your indigestion to act up?

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Old 04-13-2008, 06:25 PM   #2
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Re: Indigestion and Narcotic pain killers

So that's what's causing that heartburn! It usually hits awhile after I take it so I really didn't link the two. But now that you mention it, that's probably doing it. What do you do for it? I just get up and drink a bunch of water. Of course then I'm up many times during the night getting rid of the bunch of water.

Old 04-13-2008, 06:44 PM   #3
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Re: Indigestion and Narcotic pain killers

Yes, I have to take my meds with food such as bread or crackers when mine is flared up. I have problems off and on with this.

Good luck

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Old 04-13-2008, 07:40 PM   #4
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Re: Indigestion and Narcotic pain killers

just take an antacid... prilosec if it chronic... thats what i do and it works like a charm.

Old 04-14-2008, 04:56 AM   #5
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Re: Indigestion and Narcotic pain killers

Yep I get the same thing , acid reflux from hydrocodone .. I wondered about this too .. I told my Dr. about it and he gave me zantac for it.

Old 04-14-2008, 01:11 PM   #6
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Re: Indigestion and Narcotic pain killers

I started to get acid indigestion/heartburn and I realized that it was from being constipated, which the narcotic medications DEFINITELY DO. I would recommend taking Miralax which is great and you will probably need to take it every day. If I skip a day, I get backed up, and the heartburn/acid indigetions return. Sometimes you need to use it for a couple of days for things to really get moving.


Old 04-15-2008, 05:31 AM   #7
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Re: Indigestion and Narcotic pain killers

My Doc gave me a script of Ranitidine 150 MG for my heartburn and it works great . Tums or Rolaids did nothing for me .. In a perfect world the Doctor would of gave me something other than Hydrocodone , but its not so perfect.

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