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Acid Reflux

Acid Reflux

Anyone experience acid reflux while taking leukemia meds? Dr said I cannot take any of the meds available to treat it because they decrease the acid needed to absorb the leukemia drug. anyone have any treatment that helps?

A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

I was told as long as you take it at least 2 hours after or before taking the leukemia medication you should be fine to take the acid reflux medication while having leukemia. I take 20 mg. omeprazole daily and have for the 10 years that I have had my CML.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

I went through a gastric camera test cause mine was so bad. The doc said it was like sunburn in my upper stomach and asophocous. Pardon my spelling. He and my oncologist agreed that prilocec 12hrs after my dose of sprycel was the best action. So its ok as long as you take the antacid 12hrs apart.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

I was told as long as you waited two hours after taking the leukemia medication you should be okay, it is just you can't take it along with the leukemia medication because of the acid that you need to absorb the medication is reduced so I would ask a pharmacist about this or do some research to find out what is the best option for you. I take omeprazole twice daily and have had not problem taking it with my leukemia medication. Doctors don't always know everything. Good Luck and god bless.

posted about 2 years ago
A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

TKI stand for Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor, the drugs used to treat CML, such as Gleevec, Sprycel, Tasigna, or Busolif.

edited, originally posted over 2 years ago
A MyLeukemiaTeam Member said:

I always check with the specialty pharmacist to make sure there is no interaction with the tki before I introduce any type of antacid medication. I have found they are more knowledgeable than the doctor/oncologist.

posted over 2 years ago
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