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?
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.
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.
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.
My doctor put me on Carafate. I take two hours before or after I take the Sprycel. It was the only medication that would not interfere with Sprycel. I still have issues with gastritis and acid reflux but I'm managing it with the Carafate and diet. Make sure not to eat anything at least two hours before going to bed. I also raised my bed at the headboard