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Aciphex and burping - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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User :   hi, two weeks ago i had acid reflux. the gastro put me on aciphex 20 mg. now when i take aciphex at 11am, after that whe i eat lunch dinner snacks i get gassy n have to burp. after i burp i am fine. also my breakfast and morning snack go fine since i take them before 11am. is there some connection between aciphex and burping?
Doctor :   Hi
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Doctor :   no there is no relation with the aciphex with burping
Doctor :  
in fact the burping and gas formation should be reduced with the drug
User :   then how come i dont burp at breakfast and morning snacks, but after lunch i start burping. an my food is very simple non gassy n with out spices. i dont understand this?
Doctor :  
have you undergone a upper endoscopy ?
User :   no not yet i have to go to gastro following monday n tell him how i feel. then he may have one done
User :   ultrasoun of abd is done
Doctor :  
what did it say
User :   and i am clean with ultrasound
Doctor :  
User :   in fact ever since i started aciphex i am also constipate
Doctor :   ok
User :   i dont have heart burn now. just burping an constipation.. so i was wondering if aciphex and these reactions on people
Doctor :  

the cause for the production of the burping is gas production
Doctor :   and the gas production is due to hyper acid secretion
Doctor :   if there is an ulcer formation it takes some time for the ulcer to heal
User :   do i have to be on aciphex for 8 weeks?
Doctor :  
did your doctor suggest you for 8 weeks ?
User :   no not yet . he just said try for 2 weeks n tell him how i felt. i am just asking you according to your experience
Doctor :  
if it is a ulcer than the treatment varies, it need not be for 8 weeks but there is some thing called anti H-Pylori regemen
Doctor :  
which needs to be started
User :   ok. do you feel milk is good for reflux or i shouldnt take it right now?
Doctor :   over consumption of milk and antacids also causes constipation and the gas
User :   ok . thanks
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