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elcamino
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   Posted 7/29/2007 7:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

I had an upper EGD about 2 months ago that showed erosive gastritis and erosive esophagitis. The problem is I've been taking 40 mg aciphex/day and 300 mg zantac every night for several years now. GI doctor ordered a HIDA scan to make sure it wasn't bile reflux that was causing the damage--my results were normal, so we think it is breakthrough acid. He's switching me to zegerid, but I had never heard of this PPI before. Does anyone know anything about it? I was told by a friend (who happens to be a pharmaceutical rep) that aciphex tends to be one of the weaker PPIs. Has anyone else ever heard this?

In any case, I hope the zegerid provides the relief I need. I do still have regular symptoms (indigestion, nausea, bloating, at times extreme stomach pain).

Any information you have would be welcome!

El
Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Early Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan


Halls
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 79
   Posted 7/29/2007 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Zegerid is prilosec!

lady cardinal
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   Posted 7/29/2007 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
see if they will let you try Hyoscyamine, just got put on this
Friday I so far along w/aciphex I have not had one eposide of severe stomach pain. I 've been suffering for several years now, So I'm hoping this is my magic pill! 

elcamino
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   Posted 7/29/2007 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I looked it up, and you are right. It is a form of prilosec, but so is nexium. Evidently zegerid is omeprazole combined with sodium bicarbonate (which prilosec does not do) and it supposedly works faster than some of the other PPIs. I guess all of the PPIs are so closely related that you really have to pick them apart to find the differences.

El
Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Early Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan


elcamino
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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 7/30/2007 5:57 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Lady Cardinal,

I looked up the hyoscyamine, and it sounds like an anti-spasmodic.  I'm taking bentyl, which I think does the same thing.  It does help a lot.  Still not taking care of the breakthrough acid, though. 

El


Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Early Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan

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