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Had antacid that was expired an year back. M scared.. Please help...

Had antacid that was expired an year back. M scared.. Please help...

Don't be scared. : Generally expiration dates on medicines mean they can lose their efficacy beyond that date. An expired antacid shouldn't cause you any serious problems. ...Read more

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Antacid (Definition)

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


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What are the best antacid medications?

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

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What does an antacid tablet do to relieve acidity?

What does an antacid tablet do to relieve acidity?

Depends: On what kind. The most common, ppis, like prilosec, inhibit acid release from the stomach cells. There are serious side effects though! ...Read more

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How much OTC antacid is safe to take in one day? The bottles all say no more than 2 pills but each dose is different. How much is really too much?

How much OTC antacid is safe to take in one day? The bottles all say no more than 2 pills but each dose is different. How much is really too much?

OTC vs. RX: So it varies. The rx dose of even an otc medication is different than what is recommended on the back. If you are going to exceed the dose recommended on the bottle, make sure it is done under direction of a physician. Different doses exist for each of them but generally there is margin of safety if higher dose is taken but that may not be the case for some of them. Follow directions on bottle. ...Read more

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My husband belches throughout the day and takes tons of antacids. What is it?

My husband belches throughout the day and takes tons of antacids. What is it?

GERD: He may have an ulcer, hiatal hernia, or reflux disease. This should be evaluated by a doctor as he may need more potent medications or may need an endoscopy to evaluate for complications of reflux disease. ...Read more

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What are some well-known antacid brands?

What are some well-known antacid brands?

Calcium carbonate?: Calcium carbonate ie tums is a common one. It's good for quick relief. And you get calcium! ...Read more

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How would i figure out if antacid tablets are effective or not?

If they work...: If taking antacids for acid indigestion, heartburn or reflux you will know almost immediately if they work if they rapidly quell the symptoms and bring you relief. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy to use antacids?

Antacids: If use on prn (as needed) basis & not exceeding recommended daily dose, no problem. ...Read more

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Is there any risk in leaving antacid tablets locked away in a storage unit for three months?

Medication Storage: Medications should not be left in direct sunlight or exposed to extreme temperatures. As long as medication is left in a sealed container, and has not passed its expiration date, is in temperature-controlled storage, and has not been left in direct sunlight, there should not be any problem. ...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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Tums (Definition)

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