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Dr. Muneeb Ali, Intensivist
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I started quitting smoking I was taking Chantax to help but

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I started quitting smoking I was taking Chantax to help but noticed increase in heart burn so o stop taking Chantax after I used for 2 weeks I have been of Chantax for 8 days now and still getting heartburn pretty constantly I haven't smoked in 2 weeks
is heartburn a part of withdraw from nicotine
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

Im sorry to hear about your symptoms.

Well Chantix can cause your to have Gastritis which is a condition in which there is inflammation of the lining of the stomach or you could have simply developed Dyspepsia which is a condition in which there is increased production of gastric acid inside the stomach. Now this can lead to the heartburn as well as other symptoms such as metallic taste in mouth, stomach pain, chest pain etc.

I would suggest that you try using OTC prilosec 20 mg once a day which would be helpful in eliminating the symptoms. Usually the symptoms subside within 2 weeks however if they persist for a longer period of time, contact your doctor for a workup of acid reflux as well as H.pylori infection of the stomach. heartburn usually doesnt occur with patients who are trying to quit smoking.

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Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 1 year ago.

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