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01-30-2017, 11:04 PM   #1
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Double the Prevacid?

I burp sometimes and let off gas sometimes. Would it help any of I doubled on the Prevacid?
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01-31-2017, 11:13 AM   #2
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Prevacid is a Proton-Pump inhibitor (PPI), and long term and/or high dose use of PPIs has been shown to cause some side effect problems.

I take 20 mg omeprazole daily (a modest over-the-counter dose of another PPI), which controls my heartburn pretty well. But occasionally the symptoms breakthrough the PPI. On those days instead of doubling the PPI dose, I take one OTC dose of ranitidine - another acid-reducing drug that is not a PPI. The combo seems to work to knock down the problem on the bad days.
01-31-2017, 11:18 AM   #3
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Thanks. What is the name of the OTC drug you take, Scipio?

01-31-2017, 11:24 AM   #4
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I take two OTC drugs.

Daily I take omeprazole (a PPI) which is a generic form of Prilosec. When symptoms get too bad for omeprazole to handle I add ranitidine, which is a generic form of Zantac.
01-31-2017, 11:26 AM   #5
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