Two prevacids at a time??

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friendlygal
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   Posted 3/9/2008 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been on prevacid, for a year now (2x a day).  It hasn't been taking away from my debilitating lump in my throat and dry throat.  I have tried all other PPIs as well...
 
Today I decided to put two prevacids in my mouth at once (the dissolvable, solutabs).  That is putting two 30mg tabs at one time, or 60 mg at once.  It is the FIRST time that I have felt any relief.  Is this safe?  Is this done in extreme cases like mine?
 
I just don't have a GI now to ask because I am in the process of changing GI doctors...Has anyone here ever heard of a person taking 2 for one dose?  Do you think this is dangerous?
 
I hope it's not dangerous because it's the only thing that helped me at all!!

Alycarr00
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   Posted 3/9/2008 11:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I was on 2 protonix daily...which is how I only got any relief. I agree with inderonu....call the pharmacy, then your doctor. Insurance companies will have a fit if you don't have a rx for that amount of medication and they might now refill until your 30 days are up.....
good luck!!!
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friendlygal
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   Posted 3/10/2008 6:18 AM (GMT -6)   

Alycarr0, the pharmacist was NOT helpful and told me to talk to a doctor about it.  You mean that you took two protonixes throughout the day, right?  I tried that before, it didn't help me.  I meant that I put two prevacids in my mouth at ONE TIME.  Taking them just daily didn't work at all.  Now, I might have had "some" relief from putting two prevacids in at one time.

I am wondering if this is dangerous...


Lucy007
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   Posted 3/10/2008 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I really don't think taking two at one time is dangerous...you probably are fine, but call your doc to make sure.

friendlygal
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   Posted 3/10/2008 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   

Low stomach acid can lead to stomach cancer.  So I'd just want to make sure that I'm not lowering too much acid in my stomach if I take two at once.

On the prevacid site I saw that if you miss a dose you shouldn't double dose, and it seemed to say that it is dangerous to do so...So yeah, I'll have to ask about taking two at once.  I want to change GI docs though, so I'm not sure who to ask...I don't have a new one yet...


Alycarr00
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   Posted 3/10/2008 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor told me to take prontonix twice a day, one am, one pm. It gets absorbed better or something. Sorry about your pharmacist, mine are all great. Call your dr, talk to a nurse or something......tell them your concerns. GOOD LUCK!
***~Alli~***


friendlygal
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   Posted 3/11/2008 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   

Allycar00,

Did your doctor say that it gets absorbed better that way than taking two at once??  Maybe I need two prevacids at one time, and then two another time!  So that I will be taking 4 a day!  All I know is that taking protonix the way that you are, does not help me symptoms one bit!
 
I have a much more extreme case than most people!
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