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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
User :   Hi, may I answer your hea
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello, I have a question about zantac and prevacid
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   please proceed
User :   or prilosec
User :   can I take prilosec in the morning and then zantac extra strength at night or in the evening rather...
User :   these are both OTC
Doctor :   Ok. Are you planning to take 20 mg of Prilosec In the morning ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   And Zantac is it 100 or 150 mg ? As it is prescribed by the weight of the patient ? May I know your weight please ?
User :   one moment let me look at see the mg
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   it is 150mg
User :   i usually take two of those a day now
Doctor :   Ok.May I know your height and weight and gender please ?
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   and my weight is 165lbs
User :   male
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   72 inches
Doctor :   No issue at all, you can switch over to Prilosec and Zantac, But Zantac would be better in the evening than late in the night
User :   so 3-4hrs before bed?
User :   or earlier
Doctor :   At least 4-5 hrs before , or just One hour before your dinner.
Since when have you been on Zantac.
User :   for a month or so now
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   I used to be prescribed 30mg of previcid. If I took the otc which is 15mg and says take once a day.. if ever need to take 2 for the day is that alright?
Doctor :   Yes that would be fine.
Please do follow some more steps that I advise you to help you better to relive your symptoms and to prevent aggravation : Doctor :   May I know your age prior to that ?
User :   26
Doctor :   As you are very young, you need to take better care for prevention : Do you have any of these risk factors like : Doctor :   stress, smoking, alcohol consumption, irregular food habits & timings ?
User :   stress for now with school.. and sometimes eating habits are off..
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   also, i wanted to ask about ulcers.. sometimes i get some burning and feel hungry often when I wake up.. but I think that maybe because I haven;t been eating as much... being so busy..
User :   if you have an ulcer is it severe pain? or could you not even know you have one.
Doctor :   Please do follow these steps : Doctor :   Sometimes you dont even know , but most of the times you have a burning feeling releived on eating something.
User :   yea i have some pains in there.. but i think it's just caused from stress.
Doctor :   1. Include lots of fruits, juices and bland diet.
Doctor :   Especially in the nights.
User :   is juice with a lot of natural sugar alright?
User :   i don't wake up with pain in the night or anything.. just when i first wake up in the morning.. I have hunger pains sort of.. like im starving..
User :   i drink the oceanspray cran-apple drinks and it seems to have 28g of sugar or something per serving.. is that alright? or should i find something with less sugar.. ANd I think the sugar is natural but not sure.
Doctor :   Yes , if it has no additives .
2. Please do have honey and nuts and bread in the morning , very helpful and act as antacid.
User :   i have been drinking chamomile
User :   with honey
Doctor :   Ok.That is good.
User :   how do you know if it has additives.. does it usually say?
User :   or what should i be looking for
Doctor :   Do have small bites of snacks every two hours to keep away from acidity.
User :   any specific snacks
Doctor :   Yes it clearly states on the contents list.
Doctor :   Usually brown cake, fruit cakes, plum cake and oats and corn flakes is good.
Doctor :   Fresh veggies are very good.
User :   alright
Doctor :   carrot, spinach, salads.
User :   okay sounds good
Doctor :   High fatty diet, oily diet or french fries aggravate acidity.
User :   but is the waking up in the morning with hunger pains normal?
User :   if i haven't been eating as much
User :   or is it still unusual
Doctor :   Please do so and dont ever starve yourself by being busy in work or anything else
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   thank you for ocnsulting me, bye for now
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