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Condition: Heartburn
10/4/2010 6:43:59 PM

Reviewer: RR, Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
fecal material seems to harden and feces become difficult to pass and form fecal balls and must "strain" to pass. have taken continuously for a couple of year. This is an 83 year old female (my wife)who has a marginally healthy immune system very susceptable to exposure to respiratory enviornment that deviates from the norm. as long as we remain "at home" she O.K.--- go to a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Heartburn
9/22/2010 3:15:24 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was pleased with the results of this. I did not go to a doctor, but am familiar with the symptoms of acid reflux from family members. I was taking it every day an hour before lunch (for 2-3 months) and it was great. I don't think I had any side effects. Then I read an article about how it's bad to take these types of pills every day for longer than 14 days and that the medication ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Heartburn
8/25/2010 1:05:36 AM

Reviewer: Jamie, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Was using OTC Zantac for about 3 months then doctor wrote prescription for Ranitindine 1 year ago, generic is very cheap and my Insurance covers it. It works extremely well, I don't dare try to sleep without it. More effective for me after meals. Finally got an EGD done and was just diagnosed, with erosive esophagitis, hiatal hernia and ulcers so they now want me to start Nexium but I think I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Heartburn
8/15/2010 4:24:51 PM

Reviewer: marie, 75 or over Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:

Condition: Heartburn
7/26/2010 11:08:15 AM

Reviewer: Kathy, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I've been taking this for almost 3 years and seem to need more. Why does it say no more than 2/day up to 14 days and most everyone on here been on this for over 2 years?

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