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What are some well-known antacid brands?

What are some well-known antacid brands?

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

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Can I use PPI along with PepZIN GI (Dr best brand) (taking both on same day)? PepZin Gi is a nutritional supplement but, it has antacid too like Tums (calcium carbonate)

Can I use PPI along with PepZIN GI (Dr best brand) (taking both on same day)? PepZin Gi is a nutritional supplement but, it has antacid too like Tums (calcium carbonate)

Yes: Yes you can use both.... and if your symptoms are not going away with PPI's you should discuss this with your Dr.
There could be more than meets the eye.
But in short, yes you can take both ...Read more

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Can I take a antacid name Gaviscon while im taking a moxen for my chronic back pain?

Can I take a antacid name Gaviscon while im taking a moxen for my chronic back pain?

Yes: But talk to your doctor to see if there is a better treatment for chronic back pain in a 23 year old thn an just medicine. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy to use antacids?

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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What are the best antacid medications?

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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Is it ill-advised to use antacids too often?

Is it ill-advised to use antacids too often?

GI problem: If you have to take antiacids frequently- that means you may have significant problems with your stomach and you may need to see a GI specialist. Talk to your primary care doctor who can refer you to see GI doctor. In addition, taking too much antiacid may block absorption certain nutrients including iron from food. You may have iron deficiency anemia and that can make you feel tired ...Read more

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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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What is bid antacid trial to be taken for one month?

Reflux treatment: Means you like have acid reflux and your doctor wants you to take antacids twice daily for one month to see if this helps. This usually refers to proton pump inhibitors (e.g. Omperazole, lansoprazole), but could also refer to h2 receptor blockers (w.G.Peptic, zantac). Both can be obtained otc or by rx. ...Read more

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What ingredients should I look for in a good antacid?

What ingredients should I look for in a good antacid?

Antacids: The most common ingredients in good antacids are calcium carbonate, aluminum hydroxide and my Magnesium hydroxide. There are many others that work well also, however. Good luck. ...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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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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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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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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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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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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