Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Pepcid of Prilosec for stomach issues w/ Riba
I had bad gas build up in my stomach and was quite painful at times.  My doctor said it is from the Riba and to take Pepcid or something similar.  So I did what the doctor ordered and with one Max Strength Pepcid my problem was gone.  Thank goodness because it was getting crazy and making me feel really sick.

My question, based on others experience is there a preference as to whether Pepcid or Prilosec works better for long term use during Tx?
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
Pepcid AC is an H-2 blocker like Zantac. Prilosec, is a newer generation of acid blockers called PPI's (protein pump inhibitors) that literally shut down most acid production. Prilosec is OTC but you can others like Nexium with a prescription.

As long as your doctor gave you a choice, I'd say go with the H-2 pump if it works.
If it stops working, then step up to either switch to Prilosec (or discuss with doc using  in combination), or ask your doc for an Rx for another PPI like Nexium, Aciphex, etc. Both choices will not interfere with your riba absorption, like an antacid (tums, maalox, etc) potentially could. BTW Pepcid Complete contains an antacid, so probably best to avoid and stay with Max Strength Pepsid.

I tried OTC Pepsid on tx as well as Zantac, Nexium an Aciphex. I ended up on double Nexium for most of treatment but I had a really bad case of esophageal GERD called LPR.  Now, I only occasionally take something like Pepsid Complete -- the one with the antacid -- but now that I'm not on riba (thankfully) no problema.

Glad the Pepsid is working for you.

All the best,

-- Jim
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Do You Have Hepatitis C? Share Your Experience – Earn Up to $100!
Start by taking this 2-minute survey that will provide more information about where you are in your Hep C treatment journey.

Those who qualify may receive up to $100 for their time.
Explore More In Our Hep C Learning Center
image description
What Is Hepatitis C?
Learn about this treatable virus.
image description
Diagnosing Hepatitis C
Getting tested for this viral infection.
image description
Just Diagnosed? Here’s What’s Next
3 key steps to getting on treatment.
image description
Understanding Hepatitis C Treatment
4 steps to getting on therapy.
image description
Your Guide to Hep C Treatments
What you need to know about Hep C drugs.
image description
Managing Side Effects of Treatment
How the drugs might affect you.
image description
Making Hep C Treatment a Success
These tips may up your chances of a cure.
Recent Activity
317787 tn?1473362051
Blank
Dee1956 commented on Dee1956's status
May 27
317787 tn?1473362051
Blank
Dee1956 commented on Belle313's status
May 27
317787 tn?1473362051
Blank
Dee1956 CDC states 1 in 4 people ha... Comment
May 27
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Hepatitis Answerers
Avatar universal
Blank
163305 tn?1333672171
Blank
Rural Mural, CA
446474 tn?1446351282
Blank
San Francisco, CA
317787 tn?1473362051
Blank
DC
1747881 tn?1358189534
Blank
Greeley, CO
2059648 tn?1439770265
Blank
Hepatitis Social Community Resources