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do any of you have any idea what to take if u have heartburn ? Has your doctor told you what he advised?
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Most knowledgeable hepatologists prescribe proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs like Nexium or Prilosec. Both are generally considered liver friendly; omeprazole is available generically if cost is an issue.

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Yep, Prilosec or the generic version should take care of it.
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I am taking zantac 150 it helps with indigestion and believe it or not it really helps with the nausea
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I'm curious, is this symptom something a sx from tx? I'm on week 14 and haven't had heartburn in years. Just started the other day.
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The NP at my liver clinic said interferon can cause indigestion.
Her suggestion was to take Maalox.
I asked about probiotics and was told they couldn't hurt.

BTW: My problem lasted about 2 weeks.

Sometimes I wonder if any other treatment has such changing side effects.
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I took prescription Pepsid - Nexium was not allowed in the trial that I was in.  For me, the heartburn lasted throughout treatment but went away about a month after I finished up.
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My husband's NP said that TX can cause all kinds of indigestion problems from upper to lower GI tract.
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Prilosec frist thing in the am before you eat anything
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