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can you take tums and zantac together

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

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Jain
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: If you need to, but usually one or the other is all you need. If it is not working, make appointment with a gastroenterologist.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Sure: Why not? Just remember to chew only the Tums (calcium carbonate).
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Cook
Dr. Beth Cook answered
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
GERD Reflux: Use of zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec are fine during pregnancy. You may find better control of symptoms by routinely using these medications rather ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
DGL is used to: help with acid reflux and is safe. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Pea ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Absorption: Zantac (ranitidine) doesn't physically interfere with the absorption of tablets or pills whereas antacids can as they coat the stomach lining. This in ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See a doctor: If you've tried over the counter Zantac (ranitidine) and tums, it would be best to see a physician to discuss your heartburn, address your risk factor ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes you can: You take anything will help. Anti-acids (mylanta). Sit down if you lying down.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Carlos
19 years experience Critical Care
Yes: Yes, for quick relief either of those are effective.
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