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Dr. Scott Keith
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Antacid (Definition)

Antacids are a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug, common ...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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Is prevacid (lansoprazole) an antacid?

Is prevacid (lansoprazole) an antacid?

Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid is the branded equivalent of lansoprazole, an oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor (ppi) class of drugs. This is different from an antacid, which neutralizes the acid you've already produced. ...Read more

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Can pepto bismuth or Tums (calcium carbonate) help with ulcers?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Can pepto bismuth or Tums (calcium carbonate) help with ulcers?

Ulcer: They calm symptoms, but no direct effect on the ulcer healing. ...Read more

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Is Nexium (esomeprazole) an antacid?

Is Nexium (esomeprazole) an antacid?

No: Nexium (esomeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor. H2 Blockers (Zantac, Tagament) also reduce the amount of acid in your stomach and considered antacids. ...Read more

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Is reglan (metoclopramide) an antacid?

Is reglan (metoclopramide) an antacid?

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 more

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Is pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) a type of antacid?

Yes: It is a long established liquid product that aids in digestive upset. ...Read more

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Will mylanta or Maalox help with chronic nauseous?

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

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Is pepto bismol safe to, take with zantac (ranitidine)?

Considered safe: There is generally no evidence of adverse reactions when taking pepto bismol with zantac (ranitidine). Consult with your doctor as always. ...Read more

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Can u take zegerid with pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

Yes: there should be no interactions between the two medicines. See your doctor if they don't work, however. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will Pepcid or Zantac (ranitidine) relieve the gas caused by my anti-inflammatory medication Diclofenac?

No: these medications will not relieve gas per se, but will help relieve stomach acid which can help protect the stomach as dicloenac can be bothersome to the stomach lining ...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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Can i combine pepto, gas-x and pepcid (famotidine)?

Can i combine pepto, gas-x and pepcid (famotidine)?

Need to see doctor: If you need all these medications, you need to consult a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

Dr. Anna Durbin
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Aluminum Hydroxide (Definition)

Aluminum hydroxide is an antacid which is a kind of ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tums (Definition)

Tums is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more