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can you take gaviscon and zantac together

A female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety, GERD, Ulcer: Ativan is for Anxiety. Zantac is to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and hyperacidity. Gaviscon is for acid indigestion and heartburn. Due t ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rafoth
50 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Yes, but separate the Gaviscon from the zantac (ranitidine) by an hour or two as the Gaviscon can cuase poorer absorption of the zantac (ranitidine) ( ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
No: The Zantac can be taken on the same schedule, there is no specific interaction with honey.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Yes: Metamucil work in the lower GI tract only Drink plenty of water and eat vegetables / fruits high in fiber and whole grain cereals
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
38 years experience Internal Medicine
You can, if: Usually it is one or the other. However you can use both if you have severe gerd or peptic ulcer disease, because of their different modes of action. ... Read More
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Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Yes, but they work: differently and need to be taken during different times of the day. Omeprazole needs to be taken before breakfast, and Zantac (ranitidine) after dinn ... Read More
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Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Tran answered
15 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes you can.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: But if your symptoms are severe enough, it would be a good idea to consult a gastroenterologist. Both drugs do the same thing in suppressing acid an ... Read More
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Yes, but only if...: Yes, you can take those medications together assuming that same physician prescribed all 3 for you and that you purchased at same pharmacy (so that ph ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: You can use Tums to clam the stomach from acid an zofran (ondansetron) for nausea. The calcium in Tums is a problem for other drugs that interact wit ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
No known interaction: You should be safe especially if you have had no problem with either individually and follow directions. If you are still a bit worried and have a doc ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes but ...: I would space them apart by at least 1 hour so take the Pepcid (famotidine) 1st and if necessary, take the liquid antacid one hour later.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: But if having to take both you need to see your doctor and probably get a scope (edg).
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes...: Zantac is indicated for treatment of heartburn and indigestion. I'm assuming the second drug you mention above is xanax, (alprazolam) which is a medi ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes you can: There is no interaction between the two medication but beware that each medication has its own side effect and you might be experiencing them. Take t ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Prilosec should be taken about an hour before eating anything, Pepcid (famotidine) can be taken almost any time. However it may be an overkill to tak ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tri Huynh
Dr. Tri Huynh answered
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Omeprazolw: All of these medications should be taken with an empty stomach. Sacralfate one hour prior. Domperidone 30 minutes prior to meals. Omeprazole 30 m ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Probably: There are no reported serious interactions, but you always should inform your provider of all medications and supplements that you take. It should be ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
No....: Both are PPI.......if needed you can take one with increased dose.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: No problem.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No advantage: Prilosec should be taken 30-60 mins before meal (preferably breakfast), ranitidine around a meal or at bedtime.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Zantac (ranitidine) is a good drug to prevent acid reflux over time. It does not work immediately though. Tums are good for immediate relief of acid r ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No advantage: Protonix (pantoprazole) works best if taken before a meal (preferably breakfast) and ranitidine around a meal or at bedtime. No advantage in taking bo ... Read More
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