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Dr. Scott Keith
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Anesthetic (Definition)

Anesthetics's are a class of drugs which cause a reversible loss of sensation. The 2 main classes are general and local. General anesthetics cause unconsciousness and total loss of sensation. Local anesthetics cause loss of sensation ...Read more


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Due to strong over dose of Medicines I am having stomach pain. Can I use Anesthetic Antacid Gel. My age is 18 years?

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

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Why anesthetic antacids use in health problems?

Why anesthetic antacids use in health problems?

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

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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?

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

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Is it okay for me to use an oral topical anesthetic gel on my hemorrhoids?

Yes: In fact commercial peparations of Lidocaine ointment are sold for just that purpose. ...Read more

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Is it safe to request benzocaine gel as an anesthetic before the nurse inserts my Foley catheter?

Is it safe to request benzocaine gel as an anesthetic before the nurse inserts my Foley catheter?

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

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Is it safe to use 20% benzocaine gel as an anesthetic relieve discomfort from inserting a Foley catheter?

Perhaps Not: This is a surface anesthetic specifically for the mouth and throat. It is associated with significant contraindications, precautions and several adverse, and potentially serious, drug reactions. ...Read more

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Could I put oral anesthetic gel on my throat?

Could I put oral anesthetic gel on my throat?

Yes, after 24 hours: Chlorhexidine oral gel applied to the wound site can also aid healing by eliminating bacteria at the site. ...Read more

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Can I put an oral anesthetic gel on my throat?

Can I put an oral anesthetic gel on my throat?

You are treating?: Theoretically, yes. It depends on what you are using it for. There are dosing considerations. ...Read more

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Can I put oral anesthetic gel on my sore throat?

Can I put oral anesthetic gel on my sore throat?

Gargle: I use viscous Lidocaine mixed with water 50/50 and have patients gargle slowly with this every 2-4 hours and it will help even the worse sore throat. ...Read more

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Can mucaine antaacid gel prevent an ulcer?

Can mucaine antaacid gel prevent an ulcer?

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

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Is it unhealthy to use antacids?

Is it unhealthy to use antacids?

Antacids: If use on prn (as needed) basis & not exceeding recommended daily dose, no problem. ...Read more

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What are the best antacid medications?

What are the best antacid medications?

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

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What ingredients should I look for in a good antacid?

What ingredients should I look for in a good antacid?

Antacids: The most common ingredients in good antacids are calcium carbonate, aluminum hydroxide and my Magnesium hydroxide. There are many others that work well also, however. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the active ingredient in antacids?

What is the active ingredient in antacids?

Antacids: There are many antacids on the market. Most of them use some combination of the following ingredients: calcium carbonate, Aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide. There are others too. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are common antacids and their active ingredients?

What are common antacids and their active ingredients?

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

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How should I ease a stomachache if I can't take antacids?

How should I ease a stomachache if I can't take antacids?

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

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Can antacid cause constipation?

Antacids that: Contain aluminum or calcium may have consipation as a side effect. ...Read more

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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?

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 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 you take antacids with amoxicillin?

Can you take antacids with amoxicillin?

Yes you can: Yes you can safely. There are only two groups of antibiotics you can not take with antacids and these are tetracycline and floroquinolones. ...Read more

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How do antacids differ from antibiotics?

Acid vs. Bacteria: Antacids work to combat stomach acids that cause reflux, sour stomach, etc.
Antibiotics are designed to kill bacteria that cause infections! ...Read more

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Is it ok to take antacids while pregnant?

Yes: If you take in moderation should be no problem. Antacids typically are not absorbed and pose little iatrogenc risk to pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you take antacids/tums with suboxone?

You may: 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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I am taking antacids for bad acid reflux?

I am taking antacids for bad acid reflux?

No it is not bad: It is not bad and it works for some people with occasional acid efflux, but if you have recurrent or persistant acid reflux you may need acid suppression with h2 blockers or ppis. ...Read more

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Antacid to be taken before or after meals?

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

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Any reason my 7 year old can't take an antacid?

NO REASON: Find out reason why 7 year old needs antacid if no underlying serious problem occasional antacid use is ok. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Antacid (Definition)

Antacids are a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug, common ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tums (Definition)

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