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Can You Suggest Some Medicine To Get Me Relief From Heart Burn And Acidity

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Posted on Thu, 13 Jan 2022
Question: I am having heart burn and acidity from past few days. I feel like something is sitting on my food pipe right in the middle of my lungs. Can you suggest some medicine to get me relief. I tried ENO, Gaviscon etc. They cure acidity but the heaviness on my food pipe is not gone. I tried PAN 40 but it's not suiting ms as it causes itching in my whole body and it feels like heat is dissipated from my body.
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
proton pump meds would work best

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

As you stated the ENO and gavison would help decrease the acidity at the time but do not help with the heavy sensation as much.

The best type of medications to help with these symptoms are medications in the proton pump family of meds eg- prilosec, prevacid, nexium etc. The PAN 40 is from this family but you should have a better reaction with one of the others.

These medications suppress acid production almost totally and also deal with the other symptoms of reflux such as heaviness or regurgitation of food or bloating or excess salivation or acid taste in the mouth.

Unfortunately, because they cannot get rid of the acid already present but only prevent future production, they do not have an effect right away in most persons.

This is the reason that they can used along with other medications for the first 5 to 7 days eg gavison or tums or enos etc
The combination pf two types of meds would give you the best relief.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Michelle Gibson James (2 hours later)
Ok doctor. Thanks so much for the reply. I will try oemprozole. I hope it will not cause me itchiness. How long should I take this medicine? Is there any side effects? I have this problem often so need a permanent solution to this.
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
most persons do not have any issues

Detailed Answer:
HI

The length of time it needs to be taken varies from one person to the next , so unfortunately this would not be possible to predict.

Diet changes along with the medication, may be helpful. This means reducing the use of spicy, acidic or fried foods eg tomatoes, onions, mint, caffeine products, acidic fruits,

Most persons who use omeprazole do not have any issues but some of the possible effects include- nausea, headache, vomiting
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Michelle Gibson James (12 minutes later)
Thanks Doctor. What is the best time to take omeprozole? Also, could you pls suggest what to take in fruits? I mean what are common acidic fruits to avoid. I normally eat apples and mangoes.
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
orange, grapefruits, pineapple, tomato

Detailed Answer:
HI

It depends on when you have the worse symptoms. IF your symptoms are worse in the morning, you can use it then. If you find they are worse in the evenings, then it should be taken in the evening time.

Fruits to avoid include-tomatoes, grapefruit, orange, pineapple
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Michelle Gibson James (12 minutes later)
Thanks Doctor. I just want to confirm if there is any requirement to take omeprozole empty stomach like pantaprozole. If there is no such requirement, I will take this after few minutes before sleeping. I hope it helps me. I am very thankful to you doctor for prompt response. May I ask where are you practicing?
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
can be used with or without foods

Detailed Answer:
HI

Can be used with or without so you can choose which works best for you

I hope that it helps, remember that it can take a few days to take effect so you should use one of the other meds mentioned previously along with it
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Can You Suggest Some Medicine To Get Me Relief From Heart Burn And Acidity

Brief Answer: proton pump meds would work best Detailed Answer: Hi, As you stated the ENO and gavison would help decrease the acidity at the time but do not help with the heavy sensation as much. The best type of medications to help with these symptoms are medications in the proton pump family of meds eg- prilosec, prevacid, nexium etc. The PAN 40 is from this family but you should have a better reaction with one of the others. These medications suppress acid production almost totally and also deal with the other symptoms of reflux such as heaviness or regurgitation of food or bloating or excess salivation or acid taste in the mouth. Unfortunately, because they cannot get rid of the acid already present but only prevent future production, they do not have an effect right away in most persons. This is the reason that they can used along with other medications for the first 5 to 7 days eg gavison or tums or enos etc The combination pf two types of meds would give you the best relief. I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions