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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ulcer: They calm symptoms, but no direct effect on the ulcer healing. ...Read more
No: Antacids are buffers that bind to acid in the stomach. They are available over the counter. Reglan (metoclopramide) is Metoclopramide which is a medication that is typically prescribed by a doctor and is used to promote stomach emptying in patients, typically diabetics. Nerve damage to the stomach may lead to gastroparesis in these patients which slows output from the stomach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It will help with gas due to high acid. ...Read more
Find symptom's cause: Nausea may be GI-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary & pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems. Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy,& even reaction to stress. Antacids just neutralize acid. ...Read more
Yes: there should be no interactions between the two medicines. See your doctor if they don't work, however. Good luck. ...Read more
Will Pepcid or Zantac (ranitidine) relieve the gas caused by my anti-inflammatory medication Diclofenac?
Need to see doctor: If you need all these medications, you need to consult a gastroenterologist. ...Read more