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Do antacids deplete b12?

Do antacids deplete b12?

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 more

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Dr. James Lin
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Antacid (Definition)

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


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Is domperidone an antacid?

Is domperidone an antacid?

NO: It increases peristalsis of the stomach (aids emptying) and intestine. Here is a good review article: inhttp://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/domperidone-oral-route/description/drg-20063481 Not to be confused with Dom Perignone ...Read more

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How is milk considered an antacid?

How is milk considered an antacid?

Alkaline: Milk has an alkaline ph. Therefore, by definition, it is the antithesis of acid - an antacid. This helps neutralize some acid. ...Read more

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Could you take antacid for a growling stomache?

Could you take antacid for a growling stomache?

Yes.: You can try it. If the antacids help temporarily, then your problem is related to stomach acid. Good luck. ...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?

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. 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

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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

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Can you take antacid with nexium (esomeprazole)?

Can you take antacid with nexium (esomeprazole)?

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

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Can you tell me is ranitidine(zantac) an antacid?

Yes: Yes it is a type of acid reducer-- it inhibits stomach acid secretion. ...Read more

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What are the toxic effects of aluminum in antacid?

What are the toxic effects of aluminum in antacid?

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

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Is vegetable magnesium stearate a magnesuim antacid?

No: Antacids contain hydroxide which is an anion. Magnesium is a cation which can be coupled with the hydroxide to make an antacid. Other forms contain calcium (ie tums). Stearate is an anion but is not an antacid. ...Read more

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Is there an antacid that does not cause constipation?

Magnesium Hydroxide: Magnesium hydroxide(mylanta ) causes diarrhea in some and does not cause constipation. ...Read more

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Can other antacids be taken with nexium (esomeprazole)?

Yes they can be: Yes you can take other antacids while taking Nexium (esomeprazole) or other ppis if you get occasional breakthrough heartburn. ...Read more

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Do antacids diminish the effectiveness ambien (zolpidem)?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tums (Definition)

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