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Antacid Ii Plus Simethicone Medication
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I am on the zpac antibiotics for bronchitis and I know I can't take antacids, but I have heartburn and am wondering if gas-x is considered an antacid?
Yes: If you need to, but usually one or the other is all you need. If it is not working, make appointment with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
She is on Zantac (ranitidine) for 5 days.has gas.can zantac (ranitidine) cause gas? Is it safe to take gas x or beano with zantac (ranitidine)? And is tums ok to take with zantac (ranitidine)? Thanks
My grandma bought IBS medicine 4 me from her acupuncturist who said it's safe. It's called Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Wan. Try it or stick to gas-x, tums, etc?
Chinese formulas like this have been used by millions of people for thousands of years and are often safer and more effective th'a western med. It is worth a try. http://tinyurl.com/p9a588t
Also try a low FODMAPs diet- see http://tinyurl.com/oxjvpnc ...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
Upper right side Gnawing abdominal colicy pain not relieved by antacids or medication worth a trip to a&e?
Right side abd pain: Several possibilities. One possible cause could be gall bladder disease with gall bladder stones. You should call your doctor for a checkup. ...Read more
Generally, yes: Generally, there should be no problem combining antacids and sleeeping pills. ...Read more
I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (better by: antacid medications) (side: both) (severity: mild) (quality: sensation of pressure or heavi...
Chest distress: These symptoms can indicate mild inflammation of the esophagus, esophageal motility disorder or hiatal hernia. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about diagnosis, dietary advice or advisability of undergoing any diagnostic procedures like barium swallow, gastroscopy or chest X-Ray. ...Read more
No: Simethicone should have no effect on coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more
Feel sick to my stomach every time I eat meat even taking antacids as well as stomach — coating medication?
Get evaluated please: It's normal to be concerned about your health, and to worry why you feel bad. The possibilities are numerous--ranging from acid reflux (i.e., heartburn) or a peptic ulcer to pancreatic or biliary disease & even stress. Alarm signs include weight loss, bleeding, recurrent vomiting, significant tenderness. Whatever the cause, you're appropriately anxious about it and should seek help from a doctor. ...Read more
I am experiencing chest tightness, chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing) (better by: antacid medications) (side: both) (severit?
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Can antacid medication like Tums (calcium carbonate) damage your stomach if your stomach is not having any high level of acidity in the stomach?
not likely: You would have to take a lot of Tums (calcium carbonate) to cause any problems... And that would be because of the calcium, not the low acid. ...Read more
I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (better by: anti-inflammatory medication, antacids, rest) (quality: burning or stinging) (side: left) (...
A little too vague: It sounds like you might have GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux) wherein some of your stomach contents goes back up into your esophagus. The laymen's term for it is "heartburn" though it has nothing to do with the heart. The Simplest way to confirm that is to get a bottle of a liquid antacid and gulp it down (1 -2 capfulls) as soon as it happens again and if U get almost immediate relief, voila. ...Read more
I am experiencing irregular heartbeat, arm pain and chest pain or discomfort (better by: antacid medications, rest) (side: left) (severity: mild) for around a week.?
I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (worsened by: after deep breaths, after trauma, after sudden movements, applying pressure on the chest, bending forward) (quality: sensation of tearing pain) (severity: moderate) (better by: antacid medications,
Chest pain : If you have chest discomfort which lasts for more than a few minutes and is concerning to you, you should seek immediate medical attention. There are many causes of chest pain and some are not serious but coronary syndromes and pulmonary emboli can be fatal so please get checked out right away. ...Read more
I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (better by: anti-inflammatory medication, antacids) (quality: burning or stinging) (side: left) (worsened by: pressing on chest, taking deep breaths) (severity: mild), feeling anxious (worsened by: emotional str
What to do if I am taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg and it says not to take antacids, iron or vitamins, do you think it's okay to take nght time sleep aid with this medication?
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) & sleep aid?: Well, it says no antacids, iron, or vitamins. While you don't specify which sleep aid you take, it's unlikely to contain antacids, iron, or vitamins. To be certain, however, check the label of your sleep aid & obtain the name or active ingredient & ring ur pharmacist and/or MD. Always tell each of ur prescribers all meds ur taking, including over the counter meds/supplements for proper counsel! :) ...Read more
I have never had any allergic reactions to my medications. I'm taking azithromycin and only have 2 days left but this morning I took it with Prilosec and Imodium! I know antacids are not supposed to be but Prilosec is not an antacid. Would this cause my li
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How to know which kind of medication I should take for occasional stomach pain, an antacid like maalox or an anti-spasmodic like buscopan?
Stomach pain: First we should determine the cause of the stomach pain. Many patients have stomach pain because of diet related issues, others from inflammation, genetics, virus, bacteria, etc. Have you tried a no-gluten, very low carbohydrate diet before? If now, start this first. You may find you will no longer need meds. Do you smoke? Where do you work? Work with chemicals? Consult with us to help you better. ...Read more
I feel like I have a burning lump of fire stuck in my chest and throat. No antacid medication works! The burning gets worse and then my shoulder hurts?
Chest Fire: You need to consult with the doctors in the Emergency room and get this sorted out but you need to be seen. Good luck. ...Read more
I am experiencing vomiting, chest pain or discomfort (better by: antacid medications, rest) (side: left) (severity: mild) and sore throat.
Need more info: How bad is it? Is the pain on the surface at the rib or deep in the chest? Does it come and go or change with coughing? Does it move? Does it radiate anywhere else? What makes it worse? Activity? Eating? Breathing? Did you injure yourself? Is it improving or worsening or the same. Other symptoms? Fevers? Chills? If worsening or a/w shortness of breath see a md. If severe call 911. ...Read more
My Friend is experiencing stomach upset, food getting stuck (swallowing), difficulty swallowing (worsened by: swallowing hot liquids), abdominal pain (generalized) and chest pain or discomfort (better by: antacid medications) (side: both) (quality: stin
No: Anti-gas products try to reduce intestinal gas while antacids try to lower stomach acid. ...Read more
Have been experiencing heartbourn for years now always managing it with some antacid drugs, now am felling bladder palpitation, pls help?
Keep Antacids at hom: GERD is a chronic condition and life long. So you should use an antacid as needed. Choose the one that provides you the best relief and then keep a generous supply at home and use it as needed. Most people need one dose daily or at least every other day. You should find out by trial and error. ...Read more