I have been taking the medication (20mg) for 4 months. I stopped taking it this week because I started to take Aloe Vera (60mg) a day and hoped this would be a more natural way to treat my symtoms - but after one week the pain has returned (about an hour before I eat my evening meal and stays for about a couple of hours after my meal - I only eat once a day) Would it be OK to take both Aloe Vera and the Omeprazol? A friend has given me Zantac 150 is this better than my current meds?.
You could take Zantac, uses of prescription Zantac include the treatment of:
* Duodenal ulcers (ulcers in the very first part of the intestine after the stomach) -- It can be used to treat a duodenal ulcer and also to prevent ulcers from coming back.
* Gastric ulcers (stomach ulcers) -- Zantac helps to heal a stomach ulcer and to keep ulcers from returning.
Over-the-counter Zantac is approved for the following conditions:
* Acid indigestion
* Sour stomach.
Over-the-counter Zantac can be used to treat these problems once they have started. Also, it can be used to prevent these problems if taken before eating or drinking foods or beverages that may cause heartburn.
In one study assessing the effectiveness of using Zantac for treating duodenal ulcers (upper intestinal ulcers), 73 percent of people who took the medicine had healed ulcers after four weeks of treatment. Only 45 percent of people who were not taking it had their duodenal ulcer heal within four weeks. Another study looking at preventing duodenal ulcers from returning after healing found that 35 percent of people taking Zantac had another duodenal ulcer within one year, compared to 59 percent of people not taking it.
Would be better to consult/talk to a doc before you change meds, it is better to be safe. Hope the info is of help to you?
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