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why anesthetic antacids use in health problems?

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Dr. Julian Goldman
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Anesthetic antacids?: I'm not sure what you are refer to by "anesthetic antacids". There is a special type of antacid used before anesthesia. These antacids are clear liquids that neutralize stomach acid and have no solids that would be unsafe before anesthesia. Solids (like food) could get stuck in the lungs if a patient vomits during anesthesia and inhales (aspirates) the vomit.

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Im going into hospital and im being put to sleep by anesthetic being injected into my IV does it hurt?

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How many acid reducers can I take in a day?

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Can I take more than 2 Pepcid (famotidine) acid reducers a day?

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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!

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