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Antacids And Alginates
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
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
Yes...: If treating heartburn/reflux esophagitis, Gaviscon or generic equivalent ("compare with Gaviscon") is a good choice. Gaviscon taken after meals and at bedtime, when combined with a proton pump inhibitor such as omeprazole (Prilosec) or esomeprazole (Nexium) once daily, can be more effective than either alone. ...Read more
Metal burden: Burden beause (in theory) it is not enough to poison. We all have metal burden beause of the way that we have built our civilization. Aluminum is one of the toxic metals. ...Read more
No: It will not affect your fasting lab results. All the best. ...Read more
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Perhaps: Medications work by route of dosing, absorption, metabolism, distribution and elimination from the body. Antacids can can interfere with the absorption process if taken close together. Most antacids are taken early while Ambien (zolpidem) is taken closer to bedtime. Enjoy a good nights sleep. ...Read more
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