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thank you...i forgot to ask these questions on my last email...
i retain water...my dr was going to give me lasix, but i swell when i take it...i once tried  ethycrinic acid...it was ok...but my dr. is not familiar with it....is there a newer/non-sulpha diuretic? something i can mention to my doctor?
and....i also have acid reflux....can't take omepremazole, or pantapremazole....tum's and rolaids are not strong enough...my dr mentioned nexium? is there anything strong, and new that you can discuss.
thank you grace

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Hi  Grace,
There are a large number of diuretics that can reduce the water in your body,  it  is important to know why these drugs are being prescribed for you, are you hypertensive or what  is the exact indication, please let me know.
For acid reflux instead of trying the omeprazole or other proton pump inhibitors why not try plain and simple ranitidine? That may give you the relief.
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Ravi Ghooi

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I can provide information on drugs and medicines, their actions, uses, interactions and adverse effects. To avoid confusion, generic names of medicines may please be provided. I am a pharmacologist, having worked on animal and human pharmacology, and presently I am the Dean of Bilcare Research Academy, where we teach courses on clinical research. We dont work on saturdays and sundays, hence questions reachng me on these days will be replied on Monday, please bear with me.

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