Ok, so I am confused and thought I would ask you lovely people if you could help.
I was prescribed hydroxycloroquine (spelling?) 2 1/2 weeks ago. I asked the rheumie nurse if it was ok to take with current meds (amitriptyline, tramadol and lansoprozole) and she said yes fine. I picked up the prescription from hospital pharmacy and the pharmacist advised not to take anti-acids within 4 hours of the hydroxy. I asked if the lansoprozole would be ok and she said yes as it was not an anti-acid.
So I took the hydroxy for a week but made an apointment with doctor as they were giving me a really bad stomach, after advice from here I figured that was due to the brand being quinoic rather than plaquinal (spelling). The gp I saw asked about any meds I was taking with it. I mentioned the lansoprozole. I explained how both the rheumie nurse ans pharmacist said lansoprozole was fine and that it wasnt an anti-acid. My gp was shockdd at this and said of course its an anti-acid! As it happens I was leaving 4 hour gap anyway, just the way it worked out so he changed me to plaquinal which has been easier on the stomach.
I googled lansoprozole and as far as I could see it isn't an anti-acid as all the info I read said dont take them with anti-acids.
So my question is; who is right? The gp or nurse and pharmacist? Is lansoprozole ok to taks with hydroxy? Has anyone else taken the two together?
Thanks in advance xxxx