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I''ve had various symptoms relating to chronic sinusitis for about six years- to include tightness of chest and shortness of breath, chronic cough, post-nasal drip, fairly frequent sore throats, and a constant stuffy nose. I''ve tried treatments for asthma, including a number of different inhalers and steroidal drugs; antibiotic regimens for sinusitis; proton-pump inhibitors for gastroesophageal reflux; and allergy medications. I''ve been using saline nasal rinses for months now with little success. None of the other treatments so far have allayed the symptoms. I really have no idea of what to do next to try to treat this condition. It''s made life a living hell for these years... and I''m only 29 years old. Any ideas on what to do next?

A: Hi - have you had any luck identifying potential allergic or non-allergic triggers for the sinusitis? Do you have allergies to pollens, mold etc.? I have chronic rhinitis and use Flonase and Astelin sprays, plus Claritin 2 x day. I also have a HEPA filter in my bedroom and office. A few years ago I had a sinus infection which I couldn''t get rid of even after two rounds of oral antibiotics - I think I took Zithromax. Usually one 5 day course kills the infection, but this time it didn''t. I ended up using a device which used liquid Cipro, and delivered it via an inhalation spray which you breathed in through the nose. This apparently delivered the antibiotic to the hard to reach places the oral couldn''t get. Has any of your doctors suggested a type of sinus surgery? Hey buddy, Listen, I...


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Does Zantac and other H2 inhibitors inhibit the absorption of minerals and Vitamins as proton pump?

A: 10 Jan 2012 I had trouble absorbing vitamins-B6 & 12 before I took any stomach meds for GERD. I''ve been taking Zantac pretty steady 150 mg to 1600 mg for years, and I''m 70-female and go hiking, etc. Because of my history I take vitamin B6&12-not even every day-and they do lab work about once every 18 months. My lab work has been pretty good. I find stress more of a problem in absorbing vitamins-I have IBS-and stress gives me diarrhea.-which probably sets off the vitamin deficiency. I''ve had deficiency 2 times-one before Zantac one while. MY son is a disabled vet that lives on Zantac and he doesn''t suffer from any deficiencirs and he doesn''t take any vitamin supplements Votes:+0CommentVote upReportSearch for questionsStill looking for answers? Try...


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How do proton pump inhibiters reduce stomach acid production?

A: Omeprazole is part of a group of medications called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). The stomach contains tiny pumps (called proton pumps) that produce acid. Omeprazole works by binding to these proton pumps, stopping the production of acid. Omeprazole is very effective at decreasing acid production. For more details, please read: http://www.drugs.com/omeprazole.html hope this helps?...


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what is a pronton pump inhibitor and its'' uses

A: a proton pump inhibitor is medication that reduces production of stomach acids. It sounds like your brother had surgery that removed some of his ability to keep the acid from rising up his throat and needs mechanical assistance to keep it from burning his throat and mouth.....


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Do proton pump inhibors block calcium absorption

A: This has become a very hot topic lately in the GI literature. And, it was just recently featured on Good Morning America. PPIs are labeled for short term use. Many of us need them long term though. Now that they''ve been out for years the long term effects are starting to show. One of those is the possibility of increase bone fracture. One study demonstrated that in over 50 year olds, after 5 years on them there is an increase of hip fracture, after 7 years there was a greater risk of multiple bone fracture.   But, this is the beginning of the understanding of the long term issues. Unfortunately, there are long term risks of not controlling GERD so concerns and the benefit/risk ratio should really be determined for each person with their doctor....


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What difference between pump inhibitors and h2 reeptors?

A: H2 Receptors reduce stomach acid when stimulated by food, drinks, or different types of medications.  Pepcid AC, tagamet, and zantac are some examples of H2 receptors.   PPI''s (proton pump inhibitors) work a little bit different than H2 receptors.  PPI''s block the enzyme in the stomach wall that makes stomach acid.  Aciphex, nexium, and  prevacid, are some examples of PPI''s....


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Which proton pump acid inhibitor (Nexium, Prevacid, etc.) do you think is the be

A: 3 weeks agoif someone had liver disease, which least effects? '' First call your insurance company and ask for a list of covered acid inhibitors then call and ask your doctor which of them he/she could prescribe instead. I've had your same problem along with elevated liver enzymes and they initially prescribed Acifex but my insurance wouldn't cover it but did cover Nexium. Go figure. So, it seems those two can be used interchangeably and may be an option for you. Also, ask your doctor if they have any samples in the office they could provide until you get the insurance to cover another drug. Usually Gastroenterologists and some family doctors will have samples available. Good luck....
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What drugs contain "cyp3a" inhibitors?

A: 22 Jun 2011 Medaches76, There are a lot of them, but some I know right off-hand are Prozac, Zoloft, Prednisone, and Prilosec. The Cytochrome P-450 enzymes are found primarily in the liver and are important for metabolizing many medications. Each CYP family is induced and/or inhibited by various medications. Hope this helps. Votes:+1CommentVote upReport DzooBaby22 Jun 2011 Here is a link to wikipedia which lists quite a few: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CYP3A4 There are other groups too CYP3A3'' CYP3A5''s etc. Follow the links to see all of them Votes:+1CommentVote upReportAdd your AnswerFind similar questionsSearch for questionsStill looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question. Search:Similar questionsI want to know how many kinase...


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I am being given Nexium--something pump/tablets. Is there any at all another prescription for it?

A: Yes, talk with your doctor. There are many proton pump inhibitors you can try. http://www.drugs.com/drug-class/proton-pump-inhibitors.html - click on the drug name for detailed drug information. Was this the alert? http://www.news-medical.net/news/20100526/FDA-warns-on-possible-fracture-risk-with-proton-pump-inhibitors-use.aspx - again talk with your doctor about any concerns - you may want to choose a different "drug class" to treat your problem. Hope this helps. Good luck....


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What is the prototype drug for phosphodiesterase inhibitors? is it milrinone?

A: 25 Oct 2011 No, it was caffeine. Henry Hyde Salter in 1886 an asthmatic noted that when he drank a strong cup of coffee on an empty stomach, his breathing eased, an effect attributed to the bronchodilator properties of caffeine. Although the mechanism of action at the time was unknown, it has since been shown that caffeine was acting as a non-selective, albeit weak, PDE inhibitor. Subsequently, analogues of caffeine including theophylline were successfully introduced as treatments for airway disease. There are now 7 sub classes of PDE inhibitors - drugs in each class work in slightly different ways and are used to treat various conditions. Votes:+0CommentVote upReportSearch for questionsStill looking for answers? Try searching for what you...


 
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