Why can you only take omeprazole for 14 days?
† Even though you may feel relief in the first few days, make sure to take the entire 14 days of dosing to treat your frequent heartburn. Taking Prilosec OTC every day for 14 days helps to ensure that acid production is consistently controlled.
Is it OK to stop taking omeprazole cold turkey?
When you discontinue PPIs, there is rebound gastric hyper-secretion in those who have been on them for prolonged periods of time. Rebound symptoms should resolve within two weeks. Folks who have been taking PPIs for a period of six months might consider tapering down their dose instead of stopping cold turkey.
When should you not take Gaviscon?
Do not take Gaviscon within 2 hours before or after taking:
- some antibiotics (quinolones and tetracyclines)
- iron tablets.
- medicines to treat fungal infections.
- beta-blockers (for heart problems)
- penicillamine (for rheumatoid arthritis)
- steroids (for inflammatory and autoimmune disorders)
Can I drink water after Gaviscon?
How soon after taking Gaviscon® can I eat or drink again? Since Gaviscon® works quickly, you can eat or drink again as soon as your symptoms subside. However, keep in mind that eating or drinking will break the foam barrier, and likely reduce the benefits.
What is the side effect of Gaviscon?
This medication can cause nausea, constipation, diarrhea, or headache. If these symptoms persist or become severe, notify your doctor.
Can acid reflux be worse on an empty stomach?
An empty stomach is an acidic stomach and for people with any sort of acid-related malady – from reflux to gastritis to ulcers – going more than three to four hours without eating will spell trouble.
What desserts can I eat with acid reflux?
- angel food cake.
- sponge cake.
- low-fat cookies.
- low-fat ice cream.
- frozen yogurt.
- hard candy.