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Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Acid reduction: Zantac (ranitidine) is h2receptor blocker and reduces acid production and helps with dyspepsia symptoms.

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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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
No: Babies only need a medication like zantac (ranitidine) if they have gastroesophageal reflux disease. Most with simple vomiting/spit ups, do not have a ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Zantac not issue: There are e basic tests of food allergy/intolerance. A blood test that looks at antibodies to foods (helps identify dangerous items). The pin prick th ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Works: For q first degree burn it is effective. It soothes theatre. Depending on severity expect a out 2-7 days.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Mastic Gum: If you have GERD, Mastic Gum (available in a health food store) should help. 1,000 mg per day for at least two weeks. That should eradicate H. pylor ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
37 years experience Family Medicine
GERD: Reflux is acid coming back out of the stomach. Meds like Prilosec are proton pump inhibitors. These proton pumps are what make the acid in the stomach ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Kagan
30 years experience Vascular Surgery
Protein building: Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. However, don't assume that just taking Amino Acids leads to protein synthesis too many other facto ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Why do you think so?: Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb popular in Ayurvedic medicine that lowers cortisol and balances thyroid hormones. Ref: http://www.webmd.com/vitamin ... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Not usually: Unless there is a problem with partial stomach removal, usually for ulcers. The change in anatomy can make a difference. Weight loss surgery (gastric ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Safe...: It is safe..
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
"Vitamin": Dolovent is a natural dietary supplement that can be helpful as an adjunct to pharmacological treatment to deal with migraine. There is not enough dat ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
61 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
May be migraine: Buclizine is contained in some medications claimed to be effective against migraine. A search revealed no published articles on buclizine and weight g ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Unless you they have ingredients similar to estrogen such as black kohsh.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Fluids and fiber: Increase fluid, water and fiber in diet. Increase fruits and vegetables, preferably fresh. Decrease the amount od dairy products to include cheese as ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes ie is if taken: Propranolol is a non-selective beta blocker, that is, it blocks the action of Epinephrine and norepinephrine on both β1- and β2-adrenergic receptors. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
25 years experience Pain Management
Many reasons: urticaria (hives) are pruritic, pink vs pale swellings of the skin.They may be small lesions or large. Can come on acutely and last 2x/week for months ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Yes it can work: If your case is taken deeply and well by an experienced clinician, homeopathy can work safely and effectively. Millions of people world-wide benefit ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Esophageal/Stomach?: Acid reflux if treated properly with acid suppression therapy does not cause ulcers in esophagus.If left untreated over long period of time it may cau ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Myths: You are asking the wrong question. Does Apple Cider Vinegar have any health benefits is the question you should be asking. The answer to that question ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: Doxycycline is given both orally and intravenously. It is used to treat several different species of bacteria and several different bacterial illness ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
Grapefruit and meds: We actually stopped serving grapefruit and grapefruit juice to our hospital patients a number of years ago because of the potential for interactions w ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Either: In theory, foods in the stomach might interfere with its absorption but this medication is well absorbed following taking it by mouth. There should no ... Read More

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