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diagnosed with gastritis. can't take ppis or h2blockers due to side effects. will tums (calcium carbonate) or another antacid work as well? thank you.

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Not as well : Can try sucralfate.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: How was the diagnosis made?Depending on presence of h pylori or not, you may need in addition antibiotics. Avoid nsaids and smoking . The brief diagnosis use of protons inhibitors or h2 blockers are relatively safe.

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