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proton-pump inhibitors may weaken bones

A: What exactly is a proton pump inhibitor? What is it used for? Its those drugs like Nexium and Prilosec used for acid reflux (which I bet alot of us use due to the Nsaids killing our stomachs! You are right SKZ, I stopped taking my "stomach pills'' as soon as I read the article and I am eating antacid pills by the handfuls. They don''t work nearly as well but broken hips and failed fusions scare me more. I know it''s early in the discovery stage but where are the answers found? Is taking nexium or prevacid hurting our bones? I wonder if Zantac (aka Ranitidine) is also in that catagory? I am thinking it isnt, but am not sure....


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Do you know of a inborn cure for my GERD? No antiacid or proton pump inhibitors please!?

A: There are many controversial view on natural/herbal treatments for GERD. Here are a few you might want to consider: 1. Sleep with your head-upper body somewhat elevated. The knob is to elevate roughly 6-9inches if you can tolerate it. It may help fall the symptoms. 2. Support mucous-membrane healing by chewing 250 to 500 mg of deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) beforehand meals and bedtime 3. Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol to contentment irritation that could lead to cancer of the esophagus 4. experiment next to your diet to find out what triggers the discomfort; high-fat foods, spicy foods, peppermint, spearmint, chocolate, and acidic beverages are adjectives potential culprits 5. Avoid eating prior to exercise and right until that time bedtime to reduce symptoms 6. Hydrochloric...


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In elderly patients who are being treated with high-dose oral steroid, should we give a proton pump inhibitor to prevent gastrointestinal bleeding?

A: We found no guidelines that stated that all elderly patients taking a high-dose oral steroid should receive a PPI.  However, we did find some information that might be of interest.   In 2007 the NLH Q&A Service answered a similar question and that might be of some interest.  In addition a 2006 Australian review of proton pump inhibitors [2] reported the following   "Options for gastroprotection Consider gastroprotective strategies only for patients at increased risk of ulcer complications; for others the benefit is small compared with the added cost and potential harm. Age >65 years, use of anticoagulants or oral corticosteroids, and serious comorbidity can all increase the risk of ulcer...
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What proton pump inhibitor can be given by NG tube?

A: According to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, examples of proton pump inhibitors patients can receive by nasogastric (NG) tube---inserted through the nose and passed through the throat and into the stomach---include lansoprazole and omeprazole. Patients usually receive them in capsule or injection form. The nasogastric tube provides an alternative method of administration for patients with difficulty swallowing.Source:American Society of Health-System Pharmacists: Lansoprazole Injection...


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Do proton pump inhibitors cause lichenoid dermatitis?

A: proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec and Nexium can cause many side effects in susceptible individuals. RxList provides a complete list of all of these side effects. While dermatitis and skin rash are among the listed side effects, lichenoid dermatitis is not listed as a side effect.Lichenoid DermatitisThe National Skin Center describes lichenoid dermatitis as an inflammatory condition of the skin where there is a collection of inflammatory material at the junction of the dermis and epidermis....


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I read recently that proton pump inhibitors may contribute to bone thinning. As a 63-yr-old female, I''m reluctant to take the Prilosec prescribed by my doctor for presumed GERD. Are there any other medications suitable for this condition?

A: proton pump inhibitors are the most commonly prescribed and the most effective medications to treat GERD. In mild GERD, medications called H2-blockers (for example Zantac or Pepcid) may be effective for some individuals....


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proton pump inhibitors and Reyataz

A: Response from Dr. Boyle For now, I agree with your pharmacy and the combiantion of a proton pump inhibitor such as Nexium and Reyataz (atazanavir) is a ''no-no''. Research is underway to look into this further. A possible alternative is Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) or Lexiva with ritonavir (fosamprenavir/ritonavir), although the data is less definitive regarding the latter....


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I read recently that proton pump inhibitors may contribute to bone thinning. As a 63-yr-old female, I''m reluctant to take the Prilosec prescribed by my doctor for presumed GERD. Are there any other medications suitable for this condition?

A: proton pump inhibitors are the most commonly prescribed and the most effective medications to treat GERD. In mild GERD, medications called H2-blockers (for example Zantac or Pepcid) may be effective for some individuals....


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Could proton pump inhibitors Cause Cancer?

A: I took PPIs since they were invented until I finally needed surgery last year. They probably kept me from getting cancer. I''d worry more about acid damage to the esophagus from GERD and other complications like asthma than cancer caused by PPIs. There was no study, only speculation in what you posted of the doc''s article. the benign polyps. its just that, there are so many conflicting informations and many different studies that sometimes you dont know who is right! kinda stressfull! but thanks for your reply! Hi Alcie, Whoah, you took ppi since the late 80''s, then?! thats a mighty long time! I see what you mean and I understand. I am happy for you if you kept cancer at bay! well, maybe this study proves nothing, only speculations as you say. I worry about getting gerd complications...


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Is there evidence showing that one drug of proton pump inhibitor is better than the other?

A: Whatever works Schelli said: 1 what''s a proton pump? I didn''t know they made drugs that affect atoms. Sign in to report abuse or send a compliment 6 months ago pillzhere said: 2 It''s for GERD. Sign in to report abuse or send a compliment 6 months ago...


 
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