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Prilosec and beta blockers for acid reflux

I am now in a quandry.
I was given a prescription for prilosec and also one for beta blockers on Friday
I take one prilosec in the morning  40 mg
One beta blocker in the evening.
The pain in my chest does not start until about 3.00pm every day.
Then it is excrutiating.
Is there anything else I can take later on in the day to alleviate this pain.
Someone suggestion a beer and for some unknown reason this seems to help.
I am really in need of some pain relief.
All the blood tests and ECG suggested no heart problems.
Would the blood test have shown any other underlying problems, such as cancer,
Thank you kindly,
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If it is due to GERD Prilosec (PPI) even once a day taken empty stomach in the morning would work the whole day. Sometimes twice a day dose may be required.
If there is no response with PPI , the diagnose has to be confirmed with 24 hours pH monitoring test.
The information provided is for patients’ education only and is not a medical advice. Always consult your personal physician for complete evaluation of your health problem.

- Ratnakar Kini M.D.
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How long does it take for PPI to work.
Thank you.
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Hi there,
Can I take two of the 40mg per day
Or can I take something else.
I have asked this once.
Thank you kindly.
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