... Inhibitors do? I.E. I was weened off Prilosec due to this known prob., but still take a Zantac 150 @ h.s. for bad reflux ~3-5 times /week. Therefore I need to know if Zantac-like meds. inhibit absorption of nutrients dependent on acid for their absorption. I am 63yo and in excellent health except for a Hiatal Hernia, which now causes intermittent nocturnal "heartburn".
10 Jan 2012
I had trouble absorbing vitamins-B6 & 12 before I took any stomach meds for GERD. I've been taking Zantac pretty steady 150 mg to 1600 mg for years, and I'm 70-female and go hiking, etc. Because of my history I take vitamin B6&12-not even every day-and they do lab work about once every 18 months. My lab work has been pretty good. I find stress more of a problem in absorbing vitamins-I have IBS-and stress gives me diarrhea.-which probably sets off the vitamin deficiency. I've had deficiency 2 times-one before Zantac one while. MY son is a disabled vet that lives on Zantac and he doesn't suffer from any deficiencirs and he doesn't take any vitamin supplements
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