Is zantac or prilisec just as bad as the ppi's

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Yolee
Regular Member


Date Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts : 127
   Posted 11/7/2012 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I was thinking to maybe I will try one of these
Thanks
Take care always!
Yolee

Pat Tall
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts : 950
   Posted 11/7/2012 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Yolee. I believe Prilosec is an PPI and Zantac is an H2 antagonist. Two different kinds of medications. I've found that Zantac works quickly and have heard that many people take both classes but not together at the same time. Some have better relief when Zantac taken when you hit the bed. I guess other members wil be giving you their usage schedules of these medications . Hope you find some help very soon. And some peaceful understanding by family members. BTW-- have you tried small amount of arm&hamner baking soda in some water--I use 1/3 tsp in 16 oz tap water and it helps by sipping it. It's alkalinizing--as tap water is fairly neutral and this might save expense of Evamor--but must be aware that it s not for sodium restricted. As always check out suggestions with your PCP, if you can get an answer from him/her. Wish you well and you take care too. Bumper

Yolee
Regular Member


Date Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts : 127
   Posted 11/7/2012 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Bumper! I don't take a ppi cause they don't seem to help I have only tried two but don't really want to try any others because of the side effects and long term effects. I haven't tried baking soda I just do the water which gives me some relief. Also my only symptoms are chest pain globus which is enough for me but I wonder if the zantac would even help with either of those....
Thanks
Take care always!
Yolee

Post Edited (Yolee) : 11/7/2012 3:45:00 PM (GMT-7)


opnwhl4
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 4961
   Posted 11/7/2012 10:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Prilosec is definitely a PPI.

Take care,
Bill
opnwhl4
Moderator: GERD/Heartburn
Nissen 6/06 and 5/09
#3 on 8/24/11

Yolee
Regular Member


Date Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts : 127
   Posted 11/7/2012 11:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Bill! I assumed it was just like the zantac and pepcid since you can buy it over the counter. I doubt either will do anything for me anyways since the others don't
Thanks
Take care always!
Yolee

opnwhl4
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 4961
   Posted 11/9/2012 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Yolee-

You can get Prevacid OTC now too. It seems to work a bit better than Prilosec.

Take care,
Bill
opnwhl4
Moderator: GERD/Heartburn
Nissen 6/06 and 5/09
#3 on 8/24/11
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, September 25, 2018 1:49 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,006,508 posts in 329,346 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161835 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, scattycatty.
360 Guest(s), 18 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Mustapha, 81GyGuy, mattamx, PeterDisAbelard., island time, adartist12, sebreg, Anitas, Admin, zack36, Darla, Serfr, Alex ArmPain, Squarsh, Alxander, garyi, Envsciguy, Estarnes