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JCarlhelp
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I just read an article that tumeric may interfere with acid blocking meds. Anybody heard of this.
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http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/turmeric-000277.htm
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Good article! Thanks!!

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Blood-thinning Medications -- Turmeric may make the effects of these drugs stronger, raising the risk of bleeding. Blood-thinners include warfarin (Coumadin), clopidogrel (Plavix), and aspirin, among others.

Drugs that reduce stomach acid -- Turmeric may interfere with the action of these drugs, increasing the production of stomach acid:

Cimetidine (Tagamet)
Famotidine (Pepcid)
Ranitidine (Zantac)
Esomeprazole (Nexium)
Omeprazole
Lansoprazole (Prevacid)


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So it makes the acid blockers less effective?

Uh oh for me...

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well-i just started curcumin and it helps the pain a lot but i have noticed my reflux is getting worse

my hiatal hernia is getting bigger too so i was blaming it on that

i also take aspirin, ibuprofen and ginko and i thought they all thinned the blood.

in general thinning blood is better for us-right?

so i'm not going to worry about that...but if there is another way the combo is bad i'd like to know

i will read the article later

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quote:
Originally posted by lpkayak:

well-i just started curcumin and it helps the pain a lot but i have noticed my reflux is getting worse

i also take aspirin, ibuprofen and ginko...


Ibuprofen gave me gastritis, which is inflammation of the stomach lining. (I took it for three years.)
Symptoms include heartburn, reflux, and lots of belching.

Ginko gave me heartburn and reflux.
Tumeric/Curcumin gave me loose stools.
I no longer take Ibuprofen, Ginko or Curcumin.


I can take Excedrin, which has aspirin and acetominophen, but I'm careful to have food in my stomach.


I found that d-limonene, which has orange peel oil, reduced the reflux.
Then I tried Doctor's Best PepZin GI, which has zinc, and this worked even better.

Last summer I began a trial of Berberine, which helped reduce several of my symptoms, including reflux.
That was a happy surprise!


In the past, I did try an acid blocker in an attempt to reduce the gastritis.
It worked, but I knew that it would cause other problems, notably a deficit in Vitamin B12.


I suggest looking into PepZin GI and Berberine.

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If you are taking an acid reducer and abx I would be very cautious, it triples the risk of cdiff.

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/750282

I think thats how I got into trouble while taking alka seltzer gold and abx at the same time.

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