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Do steroids cause acid reflux?

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Posted on Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Question: CAN THE USE OF STEROIDS CONTRIBUTE TO ACID REFLUX, COUGHING AT NIGHT AS WELL
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
NO!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Steroids do not cause these symptoms as side effects. Acid reflux is a total disease entity and not caused by steroids. You should avoid chocolates, fats, cigarettes, and alcohol. Also, avoid leaning forward soon after meals and do well to use a pillow or head probe before going to bed at night.

If symptoms persist, take 40mg of lanzoprazole daily for 20weeks.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me if need be.
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Do steroids cause acid reflux?

Brief Answer: NO! Detailed Answer: Hi, Steroids do not cause these symptoms as side effects. Acid reflux is a total disease entity and not caused by steroids. You should avoid chocolates, fats, cigarettes, and alcohol. Also, avoid leaning forward soon after meals and do well to use a pillow or head probe before going to bed at night. If symptoms persist, take 40mg of lanzoprazole daily for 20weeks. I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me if need be.