Gaviscon Advance Only Licensed Treatment for LPR?

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Faith224
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   Posted 2/19/2012 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been doing some research and it seems as though gaviscon advance (liquid aniseed flavor) is the only licensed treatment available for LPR( not even PPI's are). Has anyone tried this and been successful?

kaylajane
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   Posted 2/19/2012 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Where do you get it? I have the regular liquid Gaviscon.

Faith224
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   Posted 2/19/2012 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
It's only available in Europe so you can order it online.

sunbeam48
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   Posted 2/20/2012 6:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Licensed by what agency? In this context, I don't really understand the meaning of licensed, but maybe it is something European.

Faith224
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   Posted 2/20/2012 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Not sure. I read an article discussing how it's the only licensed approved treatment for LPR, while PPI's are only approved to manage GERD. The article also discussed that clinical findings showed this medicine to be much more effective for LPR than PPI's.
Feel Good,

-Faith

sunbeam48
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   Posted 2/20/2012 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
How puzzling! I think you saw Dr Koufman, perhaps the foremost expert in LPR, and she didn't suggest it. But this info does give me hope that I really could get off my PPI. My GI doc wasn't encouraging about getting off my PPI, but he did say that some people are successful with Gaviscon.

Faith224
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   Posted 2/20/2012 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I know, I thought of that too. I'm due for reflux testing at her office on 3/1 and 3/2 so perhaps she will mention it after the testing because she has me weaning off medication to prepare for the exams. I will definitely ask her about this when I go.
Feel Good,

-Faith

Angela75
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   Posted 9/30/2012 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I am trying to wean off of my PPI's (80mg/day or omeprazole) and switch over to Gaviscon Advance. I am seeing a new doc since my ENT did absolutely nothing for me. This doctor believes that my Vitamin D levels are too low (they are at a 10) and wants me off of the PPIs. She prescribed Carafate and mentioned Gaviscon Advance. I took the Carafate for a few weeks, but I take other meds too and it is too confusing to figure out when you can take the carafate and when you can take the other meds. As far as I read, the Gaviscon advance does not interfere with absorption of other meds so I am switching to that. I ordered some from the UK a few months ago, so I have started taking it. This is only my second day, so i can't give any real results yet. But yesterday I had some tomatoes and spicy food and they didn't seem to bother me at all.

The way I'm weaning off of PPI's is on this schedule (recommended by my Dr.)

1st two weeks - alternate between 80mg and 60mg per day
2nd two weeks - alternate between 60mg and 40mg per day
3rd two weeks - alternate between 40mg and 20mg per day
4th two weeks - alternate between 20mg and nothing per day

Add zantac in if there is any breakthrough acid. Right now I'm on my 2nd week of alternating between 60 and 40 and so far so good :)

RechargE
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   Posted 9/14/2013 11:45 PM (GMT -6)   
@ Faith224, did the Gaviscon ever help your LPR? I suffer mostly with morning hoarseness.

Post Edited (RechargE) : 9/14/2013 10:48:16 PM (GMT-6)


opnwhl4
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   Posted 9/15/2013 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I think that article nay have been paid for by Gaviscon.

Take care,
Bill
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