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Dr. Al Hegab
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Mylanta (Overview)

Mylanta is an antacid which is a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug).


Dr. Al Hegab
54 doctors shared insights

Mylanta (Overview)

Mylanta is an antacid which is a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug).


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What is in mylanta that makes it work?

What is in mylanta that makes it work?

MYLANTA ingredients: Mylanta has 3 active ingredients : aluminum hydroxide -antacid works by neutralizing protons (acid) and magnesium hydroxide -antacid works by neutralizing protons (acid) and simethicone -antigas =is an anti-foaming agent that decreases the surface tension of gas bubbles (it does not stop gas from forming, however) usual dose: over 12 years: take 2-4 teaspoonfuls between meals. ...Read more

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What is the best otc, non-ppi antacid (i.E. Malox, mylanta, pepto bismol, tums, (calcium carbonate) rolaids, etc.)?

What is the best otc, non-ppi antacid (i.E. Malox, mylanta, pepto bismol, tums, (calcium carbonate) rolaids, etc.)?

Acid reduction...: Non-ppi acid reducers include the h2-blocker class (tagamet=cimetidine; zantac=ranitidine; pepcid=famotidine) as well as antacids (like maalox, mylanta, tums, (calcium carbonate) etc.). The former reduce production of acid while the latter neutralize stomach acid. There are pros ; cons to each, so its not a question of which is best but which is best for you. Can take antacids 1 ; 3 hours after meals ; at bedtime. ...Read more

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Does Tums (calcium carbonate) relieve gas?

Does Tums (calcium carbonate) relieve gas?

May or may not: Tums (calcium carbonate) is used to treat symptoms caused by too much stomach acid such as heartburn, upset stomach, or indigestion. Calcium carbonate is an antacid that works by lowering the amount of acid in the stomach. For gas symptoms use gas x or simethicone that works by breaking up gas bubbles in the gut. If you have excess gas and gas bloat see your gastroenterologist to rule out small intestinal overgrowt. ...Read more

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Can eno Tums (calcium carbonate) cure stomach ulcer?

Can eno Tums (calcium carbonate) cure stomach ulcer?

No: Eno is a fruit salt antacid used to decrease bloating. Eno releases trapped gas which can then be discharged by belching. Eno neutralizes excess stomach acid. ...Read more

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Does Tums (calcium carbonate) help diarrehia?

Does Tums (calcium carbonate) help diarrehia?

Not usually.: But it won't make diarrhea worse either. Other antacids, which contain magnesium, such as Mylanta, can cause diarrhea. Loperamide, also known as Imodium, (loperamide) is a effective medication for diarrhea that is over-the-counter. ...Read more

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Can pepto bismuth or Tums (calcium carbonate) help with ulcers?

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Can pepto bismuth or Tums (calcium carbonate) help with ulcers?

Ulcer: They calm symptoms, but no direct effect on the ulcer healing. ...Read more

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Is pepto bismo the same as tums (calcium carbonate)?

Is pepto bismo the same as tums (calcium carbonate)?

No: The active ingredient of Tums (calcium carbonate) is Calcium Carbonate. The active ingredient of Pepto- Bismol is Bismuth Subsalicylate. Indications for Tums (calcium carbonate) is Tums (calcium carbonate) indigestion, heart burn & calcium deficiency. Indications for Pepto Bismol is indigestion, heartburn, nausea, diarrhea & upset stomach. ...Read more

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Does maalox contain bismuth subsalicylate?

Does maalox contain bismuth subsalicylate?

No: It does not. There a few different maalox preparations containing aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, simethicone or calcium carbonate. ...Read more

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Is Nexium (esomeprazole) an antacid?

Is Nexium (esomeprazole) an antacid?

No: Nexium (esomeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor. H2 Blockers (Zantac, Tagament) also reduce the amount of acid in your stomach and considered antacids. ...Read more

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Do Tums (calcium carbonate) work?

Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums (Calcium Carbonate) can help reduce symptoms from indigestion, stomach upset & heart burn. It can be used for calcium deficiency. ...Read more

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Is mylanta safe to take any time during pregnancy? I have really bad heartburn & Tums (calcium carbonate) really doesn't help. Thank you!

No data.: Simethicone, or mylanta gas, has not been studied for adverse pregnancy effects. There is a similar agent that did not cause any adverse effects on rabbit pregnancies, though. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Aluminum Hydroxide And Magnesium Hydroxide (Definition)

Aluminum hydroxide/magnesium hydroxide is an antacid which is a kind of ...Read more