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can I take a tums when on keflex

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Dr. Valena Grbic
22 years experience Internal Medicine
It should be safe: There should be no significant interactions with taking these medications together. Caution is always advised with taking multiple medications, but th ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
39 years experience Pharmacology
Yes not at same time: Cephalexin sometimes causes stomach irritation, so some food at dosage time is ok, and Tums (calcium carbonate) or rolaids or any antacid are ok to us ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
43 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: it would not hurt
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
No: This compound is not affected by pH, and because it is absorbed not in the stomach but in the small bowel (high in the intestinal tract), it does not ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
These symptoms don't: sound too suspicious for pregnancy.. But - if you have missed your period & been sexually active - would recommend taking a home pregnancy test at ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
In moderation: There is no specific interaction between ethanol and keflex. A drink or two with Cephalexin isn't going to interact, but moderation is the key. Too mu ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: These can work together to relieve symptoms of stomach acidity, esophageal reflux and gerd. They do not interfere with the action of each other.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Wait an hour or so: Prevacid (lansoprazole) needs acid stimulus about an hour after ingestion to best be activated. A meal would be the ideal. Take the Tums after that.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Younus
30 years experience Psychiatry
OK to take it: It's ok to Tums on paxil (paroxetine).
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: These are effective adjuncts for stomach acidity and for gerd. They do not interfere with each other and can be taken together.

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