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Does alka seltzer plus contain hcg?

Contact Alka Seltzer: I would go to the alka seltzer website https://alkaseltzer.Com/as/faqs.Html?. ...Read more

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Is alka seltzer ok to take for diarrhea?

Is alka seltzer ok to take for diarrhea?

Safe but won't work: Alka Seltzer is aspirin plus an antacid. It is not intended to treat diarrhea and won't have any benefit. But it should be safe as long as you don't have any medical condition that requires avoiding aspirin. ...Read more

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Can i mix alka seltzer and tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Can i mix alka seltzer and tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Flu treatment: If you're taking tamiflu (oseltamivir) for an influenza infection, it should be OK to take alka-seltzer for symptom relief. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) targets the virus directly, while alka-seltzer helps with the symptoms. This product contains a combination of sodium bicarbonate, aspirin, and citric acid-so some relief from flu like symptoms might be obtained. Good to eat chicken soup, other fluids, and REST to fight off the flu ...Read more

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Safe to take Zantac, pepto-bismol tablets, or Pepcid after an alka seltzer?

Safe to take Zantac, pepto-bismol tablets, or Pepcid after an alka seltzer?

Safe: I see no interaction problems taking these medications except that zantac and pepcid are basically the same type of medication and it is unnecessary to take them together. Your pharmacist can be helpful in answering questions about medications. ...Read more

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Could a 7 year-old take alka seltzer?

Could a 7 year-old take alka seltzer?

Not recommended: Alka-Seltzer contains aspirin, which children under 12 should avoid do to risk of Reye's Syndrome. ...Read more

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Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) with alka seltzer plus cold? Thanks in advance.

Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) with alka seltzer plus cold? Thanks in advance.

Yes: No drug interactions were noted on Drugs.Com drug interaction checker – but that is not a guarantee that an interaction could not occur. (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=42-7323,1200-719) ...Read more

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Can I take oscilloccocinum and alka seltzer?

 Can I take oscilloccocinum and alka seltzer?

What R U treating?: Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic preparation claimed to be made from the (non-existent) "oscillococcus" bacterium, which is marketed to relieve influenza-like symptoms. It is actually derived from duck liver &heart, diluted to 200C—a ratio of one part duck offal to 10400 parts water. Alka-Seltzer is a combo of sodium bicarbonate, aspirin, citric acid. Probably okay together, but what's your goal? ...Read more

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Can you take alka seltzer plus cold and advil (ibuprofen)?

Can you take alka seltzer plus cold and advil (ibuprofen)?

According to the: Drugs.Com medication interaction checker- there is no significant interaction. Take care. ...Read more

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Can i take alka seltzer while breastfeeding?

Can i take alka seltzer while breastfeeding?

Depends: This is a group of products rather than one.Most are considered ok if the baby is healthy but the Aspirin containing forms should be avoided if baby has a virus. ...Read more

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Can I take Alka Seltzer Plus and ibuprofen together?

Can I take Alka Seltzer Plus and ibuprofen together?

Should be OK: This combo should not cause a problem. Some alka seltzer does contain acetaminophen (Tylenol), but also should be fine together. Read each individual package and be sure not to exceed the dosing recommended for either product. ...Read more

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What is the best otc, non-ppi antacid (i.E. Malox, mylanta, pepto bismol, tums, (calcium carbonate) rolaids, etc.)?

What is the best otc, non-ppi antacid (i.E. Malox, mylanta, pepto bismol, tums, (calcium carbonate) rolaids, etc.)?

Acid reduction...: Non-ppi acid reducers include the h2-blocker class (tagamet=cimetidine; zantac=ranitidine; pepcid=famotidine) as well as antacids (like maalox, mylanta, tums, (calcium carbonate) etc.). The former reduce production of acid while the latter neutralize stomach acid. There are pros ; cons to each, so its not a question of which is best but which is best for you. Can take antacids 1 ; 3 hours after meals ; at bedtime. ...Read more

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