Thursday, May 29, 2014

Professional Voice User - Acid Reflux

I have acid reflux diagnosed by Stanford University. Prescribed Omeprazole 40 mg 2 x day. Your article recommended other products, and I didn't see this one. Article discussed liquid medication like Maalox, Pepcid and a few others, I didn't see Omeprazole. Which is the better choice? I have an important speaking engagement June 18 and vocal cords are somewhat swollen and irritated due to previously undiagnosed acid reflux. HELP!

Melissa Kim M.S., CCC-SLP replies...

The information provided on our website mentions over-the-counter products only; prescription medications should be recommended by a physician. Although Omeprazole is now offered over-the-counter (Prilosec OTC), it is still a medication frequently prescribed by physicians to treat acid reflux, and is considered very effective. I would suggest that you follow your doctors recommendations; however, additional over-the-counter medications can be used to address breakthrough symptoms.

Best of luck to you!

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