I get bad nausea from some of them .. so may be worth trying another brand and see if it goes away. Just my two cents as a patient ... I take Prevacid w/o a problem that is very pricy vs generic for Prilosec. I'd ask your Dr and see what he/she thinks, too ?
HI, I have to agree with ChitChat to ask ur dr or pharmacist about something else u can take.....what u r taking is the generic of prilosec and that is a PPI or proton pump inhibator...it stops all acid. from being produced...however u need acid to break down the food in ur digestive track.....HII or histimine inhibitors do not stop acid from being produced only slows it down.....I was on prilosec on and off for yrs and it stopped working for me...so I am on a HII pepcid...which is available OTC...mine is rx strenght....but I am sure u can try it.
The other important issues r that u change ur diet and lifestyle along with the meds....meds alone can not help u feel better if u continue to eat foods that cause excess acid to be produced.
Please see our Health Pages for lists of foods to avoid and the lifestyle changes.....ie- elevating the head of ur bed ect.....
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Hi am interested in your comments about H11 Pepcid OTC medication.
When I was in America I used some little round sweet like tablets called Pepcid's are these the same as what you refer to.
I am from the UK and don't seem to be able to get any relief from the reflux business from anything in the UK. I can get Pepcid's sent to me or am I way off track with what you refer to.
If I am could you tell me what I actually would need to ask for.
Hi...not sure what u r referring to as I swallow them and they have no taste.
If reg meds do not help, have u had a PH test to make sure u have excess acid and not low acid, as the symptoms and how u feel will be similar and only this testing can help u decide, if u have low acid and take meds to decrease acids u will feel worse.
So do look at the testing.