Avatar universal
Diarrhea
My husband was on nexium and seemed to do well. Due to insurance issues, he had to change to generic Prilosec.  For the past two months his stools is very loose with a lot of mucous. Could it be the Prilosec?
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
It could be HPylori bacteria, he needs to see a Gastroenterologist and get a test for it, Prilosec and Acid prohibitors like it, supress the HPylori bacteria's symptoms and make cause a false negative for the bacteria. He has to stop taking any acid medication for ten days prior to the blood or stool sample, which ever test the Gastro does. If the test comes out positive, he will be on very strong antibiotics for a ten day period, it is a must that he begin taking a Good "Probiotc" before the treatment begins, the strong antibiotic will kill the good stomache bacteria along with the bad, thus causing more digestive issues from the treatment. Good antibiotics with high counts like "Jarrow Brand" can be found at health food stores and vitamin centers, the higher the bacteria count, the better he can even begin taking them now and it improves digestion and stableizes the BM. They are good for you so you have no worry about taking them daily. Best Regards FTB4
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Gastro Tracker
Gastro
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
Eliminate This ONE Ingredient and W...
Jun 25 by gymdandee
1780921 tn?1462244109
Blank
flipper336 "I always think that the be... Comment
Jun 24
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
Contamination Of Oat-Based Cereals...
Jun 24 by gymdandee
Top Digestive Answerers
620923 tn?1452919248
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC
168348 tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
Avatar m tn
Blank
me_just34
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
Avatar f tn
Blank
NeedSomeHelp456
GERD (Acid Reflux) Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Digestive Answerers
620923 tn?1452919248
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC
168348 tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
Avatar m tn
Blank
me_just34
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
Avatar f tn
Blank
NeedSomeHelp456