How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr Basu Your Own Question

Dr Basu
Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 22098
Experience:  MD
23744323
Type Your Health Question Here...
Dr Basu is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

does these medicines provoke acid reflux? hello i suffer

Resolved Question:

does these medicines provoke acid reflux?

hello i suffer from acid reflux and im 5'6 287 lbs and 29 old male.
2 days ago i started taking 3 medicines to treat the season cough, fever, flu i get every september here in kuwait. do they affect acid reflux in stomach?

the medicines are :

1- amoxycillin 10 ml 3 times per day
2- paracetamol 10 ml 3 times per day
3- bromhexine 10 ml 3 times per day

always felt burning sensation in stomach a while after i eat them
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 12 months ago.

mysticdoc :

The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

mysticdoc :

Amoxicillin and bromhexine can cause acid reflux problem.

mysticdoc :

However, this should be temporary.

mysticdoc :

Once you finish the course, your acid reflux symptoms should subside.

mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

Customer:

hi

mysticdoc :

hi

mysticdoc :

are you able to read my replies?

Customer:

yes sorry got disconnected

Customer:

ur saying 2 of the 3 meds causes the acid reflux ?

mysticdoc :

ok

mysticdoc :

yes correct

Customer:

it really bloated my abdomin last night

Customer:

and why does it cause burning sensation and acid

mysticdoc :

These medications can irritate the stomach lining causing burning.

mysticdoc :

You should take omeprazole daily while taking these medications.

Customer:

nexium ?

mysticdoc :

yes nexium is ok

Customer:

nexium is esomeprazole

Customer:

does 100% natural apple juice + Feta cheese + red kidney peas causes any acid ?

Customer:

sorry i ment beans

Customer:

red kidney beans

mysticdoc :

Apple juice may cause acidity.

mysticdoc :

Other are fine.

Customer:

is there a beverage i can replace apple juice with...i eliminated every drink :(

mysticdoc :

Apricot, Cherry and carrot juice will be better --do not cause acidity.

Customer:

im really worried to take the meds now...although my flu fever and cough almost disappeared but i only finished 2 days out of 5 course...is there a chance i can stop taking them or a way to minimize the acid there causing

mysticdoc :

you can stop bromhexine.

mysticdoc :

Amoxicillin should be continued to finish the 5 day course.

Customer:

wat about Paracetamel...does it cause any?

mysticdoc :

no

Customer:

last question about hunger....does hunger cause acid reflux? i eat 3 meals per day and 6-7 hrs between them any advise

mysticdoc :

yes it may

mysticdoc :

you can have small snacks in between to combat hunger pangs.

Customer:

sir there is something weird about acid reflux and searched for answer and didnt find.....why the problems doesnt hhappen to me till like 3-6 hrs after i eat the meal or medicine

Customer:

sorry taking too much of ur time

mysticdoc :

that is because the food is digested already and stomach gets empty.

mysticdoc :

The acid may start secreting again by this time.

Customer:

u mean it has nothing to do with food?

Customer:

and its hunger?

mysticdoc :

certain food can cause increased secretion of acid.

mysticdoc :

but mainly the empty stomach that is the problem.

Customer:

is it a must to eat amoxci 3 times per day? any chance for 2 or one

mysticdoc :

you can do 2 time dosing --then usually 1000 mg twice daily

Customer:

thx alot for ur time boss and sorry for taking too long <3

Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 22098
Experience: MD
Dr Basu and 4 other Health Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
< Last | Next >
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
  • I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well! Claudia Albuquerque, NM
  • Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion. Kevin Beaverton, OR
  • Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
    I feel better already! Thank you.
    Elanor Tracy, CA
  • Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem. Julie Lockesburg, AR
  • You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions. John and Stefanie Tucson, AZ
  • I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!! Janet V Phoenix, AZ
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4043
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/NU/nursescare4u/2013-3-31_03429_JApic.64x64.jpg Nurse Milli, RN's Avatar

    Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4043
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    102
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    5622
    Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/drphophalia/2007-08-23_095626_dr._arun_phophalia.jpg Dr. Arun Phophalia's Avatar

    Dr. Arun Phophalia

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    17025
    MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VA/VANP/2012-6-6_235535_Skye2.64x64.jpg A. Schuyler, NP's Avatar

    A. Schuyler, NP

    Nurse Practitioner

    Satisfied Customers:

    12170
    Board Certified NP, MS, RN. Private practice & hospitalist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    10029
    Over 20 yrs of Family Practice
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/neurosurg/2009-10-06_120923_profile.jpg Dr. Mark's Avatar

    Dr. Mark

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    6234
    U.S. Physician/Surgeon in Neurosurgery