is Prevacid better than Zegerid?

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Spoonfagle
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   Posted 3/6/2011 8:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I took Zegerid and I thought I was having a heart attack because of the chest tightness -- I went through a panic that almost sent me to the ER. Does Prevacid have any of these effects?

opnwhl4
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   Posted 3/6/2011 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Spoonfagle-
Welcome to the forum. A lot of people get different effectiveness from PPIs. I have had good result with Prevacid myself and used it for a couple years. I really have no way to tell you which one is actually better. Seems most people have a couple that don't agree with them and a few that are alright, but usually have one or 2 that seem to work good. I know this isn't really answering your question, but there are several different ones out there and sometimes you find the right one right away sometimes it takes a few tries. Also PPIs like prevacid aren't usually good for taking once heartburn hits. They are a maintenance thing and you might not see results for a week or so.

Take care,
Bill
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couchtater
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   Posted 3/6/2011 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Ask your pharmarist if they are similar.
Joy

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   Posted 3/6/2011 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I have tried Prevacid, Zantac, Prilosec, Protonix and Zegerid has worked the best for me with the least side effects. At first it made me tired and had a bit of a headache but I now take it daily and have had good results. There are still some bad days but not like it use to be that is for sure. Good luck!

opnwhl4
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   Posted 3/6/2011 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Think I remember a Zegrid add as being a combo of fast acting and a PPI. That would seem to be a good choice.

Bill
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   Posted 3/7/2011 8:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been on Prevacid for about 3 years,it works good for me,I have some minor side effects but not too bad,tried the generic version of Prevacid and a big side effect was my throat felt like it was closing,last week I went to my GI doctor and asked if I could try the generic version of Protonix,reasoning was it's much cheaper in price,I took it for a week and I got headaches and itchy skin,now i'm back on Prevacid.
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