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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Acid reflux disease
Answer: Either of these drugs can cause diarrhea, probably the most common complaint of patients. If one does and the other doesn't, I'll go with the one without the diarrhea. However, I suspect you'll have it with either. Fiber helps in some cases and occasionally Immodium or Lomotil is necessary.
Answer: Don't appear to be any long term side effects found to date. Using it every other day would markedly decrease the effectiveness on the off day, using a smaller dosage would be a better option. The diarrhea is probably due to the Prevacid, but will go away when you stop the drug.
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