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Antacid Vs Acid Reducer
See below: The proton inhibitors (e.g.The puple pill) prevent stomach acid forming. Antacids neutrralize acid already formed.
Is it possible for common antacids to neutralize the acid that plaque produces and causes cavities?
I've had [what I think to be] acid reflux for three days straight now. Goes away for a short while after antacids but then comes right back. Its the w?
Acid reflux symptoms worsening along with consistent nausea and burning, antacids do not help. What could this be?
GERD: Gastro esophageal reflux disease can cause acidic stomach contents to come back up into your mouth-- especially when lying down or after getting up from lying down. This can occur after eating large meal or related to sudden weight gain. If severe please see md. There are stronger medications to reduce the amount of acid- rather than just neutralize acid with antacids...
I'm on day 1 of taking Omeprazole for chronic acid reflux but it hasn't started working yet. Is it safe to additionally take antacids with this drug?
Yes: Go ahead and take the antacids especially if you know it works. It can take awhile to get relief. The inflammation can take several months to heal. Also don't smoke or use nicotine, caffeine or decaf coffee, reduce to an optimal weight and elevate the head of your bed 4-6 inches on an incline so that the acid at night stays away form the esophagus. The body makes the most acid at night
Is it possible for a teenager to have really bad stomach acid? It's gotten worse and I usually avoid trigger foods but lately even antacids won'thelp
Infants, children,: Adolescents & adults can have medically significant gastroesophageal reflux. See your primary care doctor, who may order radiographic studies &/or refer you to a gastroenterologist, if needed. Take in a written history of the duration & severity of your symptoms. List not only the OTC meds you've taken for heartburn, but also all prescription, OTC, herbal & recreational drugs you've used.
My husband started vomiting with diarrhea a few days ago. He has acid reflux and takes antacids daily. This has happened periodically for a few years.
Common causes: The most common causes of vomiting and diarrhea are stomach viruses and bad food. If it is happening recurrently then there may be something else going on like an inflammatory bowel disorder. He should see a gastroenterologist for further consultation. He may need upper endoscopy and colonoscopy.
33, F, acid reflux disease, does it cause malnutrition or loss of vitamins or does the regular use of antacids cause it?
No, nothing serious: Acid reflux disease, sometimes called, GERD does not cause any nutritional effects. Most antacids used to treat acidity are benign and of minimal consequences. PPIs do have some rare effects on electrolytes like magnesium and Calcium but only after many years of use. This can lead to occasional bone fractures but they are so rare the benefit is much greater than the risk.
Do I need to go a doctor I have had frequent heartburn that is not going away even with Prilosec and antacids? Have been taking Prilosec for years and its not helping with my acid reflux or pain...Need help to make this pain go away
Why do I get sick to my stomach without throwing up no antacids nor perceptions for acid reflux help either?
An endoscopy revealed inflammation in my stomach's lining. I don't have acid reflux, just discomfort. Antacids safe? Any natural alternatives?
What's the cause?: You're describing "gastritis." Stomach inflammation may derive from both acid & non-acid causes, slow emptying of the stomach, H.pylori infection, atrophic & hypersecretory problems, indiscrete use of NSAID's &/or alcohol, to name a few. Can't recommend "natural remedies" since cause of gastritis was not defined in your question. Antacids or acid blockers are a good starting point for treatment.
Hi I keep waking up with a dry mouth and headache and body aches but my roommate says I'm not snoring. I have acid reflux but antacids don't work! ?
Recovering from virus, used advil, (ibuprofen) sudafed nyquil. Now have bad acid reflux with gagging. On prevacid/antacids but still gagging. Diet? Drugs?
Gagging: You should see a gastroenterologist and probably get an upper endoscopy to see what is wrong with your stomach or esophagus.
For 2 days feels like there's a lump in throat & it burns. Burping & sometime bitter taste in mouth. Antacids don't help-can acid reflux last this long?
Possible LERD: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation) = lerd. Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, cough, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, & even a higher risk of throat cancer. May however not be reflux so please get yourself checked.
Feels like acid is sitting in the back of throat for 3 days. Sour taste in mouth, throat is sore & lump in throat when I swallow. Antacids didn't work?
Theoretically: Lack of stomach acid can cause impaired release of B12 from food. Typical antacids (tums, mylanta, etc) and intermittent use of other agents are not likely sufficient to affect this in any clinical way, but proton pump inhibitors such as Omeprazole when taken daily for long periods of time can cause vit B12 deficiency.See 1 more doctor answer