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Doctor insights on: Antacids And Alginates

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Do antacids deplete b12?

Do antacids deplete b12?

Often: Antacids may interfere with B12 absorption. The worst are the strong acid blockers like Prilosec and nexium (esomeprazole).. See the book "could it be b12". ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tums (Definition)

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