I have had terrible acid reflux with every treatment. I use to take a prescription of Prilosec 40 mg and that worked great. I think I started out with 40mg twice a day as I had developed and ulcer on my esophagus which made me continuously nauseated.
Had to change with the trial I am on now. I now take Pantorprazole Sodium 40 mg (prescription) and it completely controls the problem, even with partaking of lots of salsa.
Pepcid AC over the counter only worked short term for me. It seems what works for some may not work for others.
Carafate suspension works like a coating agent; you can also try Pepcid AC( over the counter) 20mg( 2 solutabs) or Prevacid 20mg solutab under the tongue when she starts to have the pain from acid reflux . Protonix will not work as good as Pepcid AC .
My mom is has completed 28 sessions of IMRT radiation treatments in March 2012. She is now into her 3rd cycle of Gemzar, dosage approx 1750 mg for 3 weeks and one week off. She has a blood clot located in the portal vein, currently on coumadin. Recent admission to the hospital due to mental status changes, abdominal pain, nausea. They found bleeders in the stomach/duodenum. Sites were lasered.
She still continues to have severe acidic pain in the stomach, intermittent nausea, intermittent abd pain. Her oncologist started her on carafate which worked well for several days, but now is useless.
Anyone out there have similar complications as my mother???