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Anesthetic Antacid Gel
Due to strong over dose of Medicines I am having stomach pain. Can I use Anesthetic Antacid Gel. My age is 18 years?
Not good idea. Call: Your PCP, and let the office know what you took and defer to their recommendations for you, as some meds are more irritating than others. Some have easy remedies, and others have other things you can take that can bind up the meds in your gut, so it passes in your poop.Anesthetic antacid get can potentially make it worse, by increasing more acid production, and you'll have more pain. So call first! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I have been having upper abdomen pain for over a week now. I thought it was hyper acidity. I took relcer gel antacid, jaggery but still have the pain?
Get checked: This is certainly not normal and has been going on long enough that it's time to quit messing around and see a pro! Your doc can do a good history and physical and appropriate testing, with appropriate referrals when necessary. There are a lot of possible causes, some minor and some more serious. Get checked soon. Let us know! ...Read more
Yes: In fact commercial peparations of Lidocaine ointment are sold for just that purpose. ...Read more
Lidocaine gel best: Very safe. Will sting a little at first, but urethra will be numb once stinging has worn off. Go for it! ...Read more
No: Ulcers are usually caused by bacteria in the stomach and/or medications. If you are having a problem with reflux or burping up acid, antacids can give you temporary relief. I would avoid spicy foods and any foods which make your symptoms worse. If you continue to have problems despite the antacids, then you should see your doctor. ...Read more
Depends on…: Frequency & severity of symptoms: mild, occasional heartburn can be relieved by otc antacids (tums/rolaids/mylanta/gaviscon). More frequent/severe may require otc h2 acid blocker (zantac/axid/tagamet/pepcid). Severe/frequent symptoms: try otc/rx ppi (prilosec/prevacid/protonix). Dietary changes help, too: no caffeine/soda, fried/fatty foods, spicy foods, onions, acidic foods (tomatoes, lemon, lime. ...Read more
Antacids: Some of the most common antacids are Mylanta, which is a combination of Aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide, Tums, which is calcium carbonate, milk of magnesia, which is magnesium hydroxide, and Maalox, which is calcium carbonate. There are also acid reducing medicines if regular antacids do not work. ...Read more
Drink water: It will dilute the acid somewhat and can feel better. But a serious problem could be present, if you're continuing to have problems, see a doctor! ...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 more
You may take antacids with your medication. It would be prudent to inform your doctor of all the medications, including over the counter and herbals that you take, preferably before taking those.
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After meals if. . .: Take antacids such as calcium carbonate after meals if you notice heartburn. If you can, avoid those foods that make it worse. Stop smoking. Keep alcohol to a minimum. Stay upright as long as possible after meals. If antacids aren't enough, consider h2 blockers like ranitidine. Failing that, consider proton pump inhibitors (ppis) like omeprazole. Go see your family doc if symptoms persist. ...Read more