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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What is the remedy for heartburn when on aspirin and tagament?

I had aspirin on Monday and developed terrible heartburn. I took tums and woke up Tuesday with pain in my right chest when I breathe deep..Not short of breath, The pain was tolerable yesterday and today but worse tonight. Only when I take a deep breath or lay down. I took Tagamet yesterday twice and today twice. What else can I take for the heartburn? Directions on Tagamet says not to take anything else. I'm pretty sure these are two seperate problems, a lung thing and heartburn. No other signs and I do have a slight nagging cough.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014
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Hi, thank you for posting at Health Care Magic.

Your problem is Gasthritis caused by aspirin. I think that you have GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease). This disease causes cough and chest pain.
You need a more powerful medicine that Tagamet, like Nexium(Esomeprazole) 40mg 1 pill a day.
This medicine will help you and you should never use aspirin or similar medicines.

You should contact your gastroenterologist.

Take Care.
Dr. Behar.
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