He has never had any reflux. Why would he need the Prilosec? Has anyone else been put on Prilosec without reflux?
Prilosec (omeprazole) is a medication used to treat several conditions related to the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. It is part of a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).
A hiatal hernia occurs when part of your stomach pushes upward through your diaphragm. Your diaphragm normally has a small opening (hiatus) that allows your food tube (esophagus) to pass through on its way to connect to your stomach. The stomach can push up through this opening and cause a hiatal hernia.
In most cases, a small hiatal hernia doesn't cause problems, and you may never know you have a hiatal hernia unless your doctor discovers it when checking for another condition. But a large hiatal hernia can allow food and acid to back up into your esophagus, leading to heartburn and chest pain. Self-care measures or medications can usually relieve these symptoms, although a very large hiatal hernia sometimes requires surgery.
If you feel uncortable with your original doctor get a second opinion... OK
I AM NOT A DOCTOR... IF ANYTHING HAPPENS TO YOUR HUSBAND SEEK MEDICAL ASSISTANCE ASAP.
All the best
I have had a hiatal hernia for years, and used to have to eat all kinds of antiacids tabs for the heart burn and indigestion, and was on Prilosec among several other things, and finally my doctor put me on Nexxium for a year or so, and now I am not on anything. it is best not to stay on Nexxium over a year or so as it softens the bones may cause a person to get a fracture if you fall, but you do not even know you are taking anything when you take Nexxium as it makes you feel so good, and it cures your ulcers in the esophagus as well. Get your doctor to write you a prescription, can't go wrong, I have some would let you try a couple if I could get to you, LOL. seriously, Nexxium cured my ulcers, i can eat anything now.
- Prilosec Information for Consumers
- Prilosec Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prilosec (detailed)
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