A 76-year-old female asked:
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Is there an alternative to lansaprazole to treat acid reflux as I've heard it blocks absorption of calcium and I have osteoporosis and take adcal-D?

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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Antacids: All antacids block this absorption. It s best to figure out what is causing the heartburn and eliminating that from your diet.
Answered on Jun 13, 2014

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