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is domperidone an antacid?

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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NO: It increases peristalsis of the stomach (aids emptying) and intestine. Here is a good review article: inhttp://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/domperidone-oral-route/description/drg-20063481 Not to be confused with Dom Perignone

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Any reason my 7 year old can't take an antacid?

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Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
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NO REASON: Find out reason why 7 year old needs antacid if no underlying serious problem occasional antacid use is ok.
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A 82-year-old member asked:

How many acid reducers can I take in a day?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Depends: If you are taking something like Prilosec , it is ok to take 2 in a day. Zantac is taken twice a day. Antacids, like Tums (calcium carbonate) can be taken more frequently- as needed.
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Can I take more than 2 Pepcid (famotidine) acid reducers a day?

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Dr. Allen Fein
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See your MD instead: If you have not gotten the relief expected after a brief use of the recommended dose of this or any other medication for that matter, you really ought to go see your physician for a proper evaluation. Perhaps you have an ulcer in your esophagus or stomach, or perhaps it is the common infection h. Pylori, that is resistant to your meds. It may even be worse, like a stomach tumor (ugh). See md!
A 48-year-old member asked:

Persistent constipation after taking prescription antacids. Remained long after quitting. What's the cure?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Laxative foods/bev: Calcium carbonate is an ingredient in many antacids. Aluminum also does the same. Magnesium is more of a laxative and that is why many liquid laxatives mix aluminum and magnesium to balance the constipation/diarrhea effects of both. Stick to adding more fruits, veggies, juices, water to enhance softer bowel movements. If you do fiber-fill up with more fluids1.
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Which is best antacid for long term consumption?

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Dr. Scott Welker
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TUMS (calcium carbonate): Others have serious side effects, like osteoporosis!

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