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Can I take prilosec with tums

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
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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A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
No problem: These 2 meds can be taken together. If you are taking Tums (calcium carbonate) as a sourse of calcium, the Prilosec will interfere with the absorption... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Tums or Prilosec: Either Tums or Prilosec are safe options to treat heartburn. There are no significant drug interactions for either of them. Prilosec gives more reliab... Read More
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urgent Care 20 years experience
Heartburn: Studies show gastroesophageal reflux disease GERD is worse when laying down and also worsened by caffeine, citrus, tobacco. Heart disease can also be ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Relief for what: condition? Tums (Calcium Carbonate) can help reduce symptoms from indigestion & heart burn. Prilosec is indicated for of dyspepsia, peptic ulce... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Surgery 44 years experience
Eat much?: patient with hiatal hernia and reflux do not have a problem with how much they eat as much as what they eat. Yes,we do advise patient to eat multiple ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 25 years experience
Menetrier Disease: A condition marked by inflammation and ulcers (breaks on the skin or on the surface of an organ) of the mucosa (inner lining) of the stomach and by ov... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
How about behaviors?: Assuming you have tried ranitidine (otc), here are some thoughts. Heartburn is caused by acidic stomach contents sloshing up into the less protected e... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
GERD: Reflux is more likely than an ulcer but both can cause similar symptoms. Forget tums (calcium carbonate). Stay with prilosec. If symptoms pwesist, see... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: For most people the answer is yes.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Neu
Specializes in Psychiatry
Caution!: Omeprazole raises the blood levels of Celexa which can lead to serious side effects. In general the highest dose of Celexa while on Omeprazole is 20mg... Read More