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can I take tums with prevacid

A 37-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.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Yes: If you find that you need Tums in addition to the prevacid, (lansoprazole) you probably need to talk to your doctor about adjusting your dose or chang ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Sure...: Unless you have other health issues that go against their use.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: These two together can effectively provide short and longer time relief of stomach acidity and gerd. They do not interfere with the activity of each ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many things: Tums, rolaids, and maalox are all good when you have the symptoms. Zantac, nexium, (esomeprazole) omeprazole, prevacid, Prilosec are all good options ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jordan Rush
12 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes : It is ok to take additional antacid medication however i would let your doctor know that the prescription strength medicine is not working completely.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
22 years experience Family Medicine
No waiting: The ppi takes a week or two to build up in your system and work effectively. It won't work immediately like an an-acid does. Try a different an-acid l ... Read More
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A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marie Garnes
32 years experience Pediatrics
No tums (calcium carbonate) prescription: Toddler is already under treatment, do not add medicine not prescribed. Regular tums (calcium carbonate) not approved for children under 12 y/o.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
21 years experience Bariatrics
Gagging: You should see a gastroenterologist and probably get an upper endoscopy to see what is wrong with your stomach or esophagus.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid is the branded equivalent of lansoprazole, an oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor (ppi) class of drugs. This is different fr ... Read More

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