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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Prevacid (Definition)

Prevacid is a proton pump inhibitor which is a kind of ...Read more


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Can I take prevacid (lansoprazole) with tums?

Can I take prevacid (lansoprazole) with tums?

Wait an hour or so: Prevacid (lansoprazole) needs acid stimulus about an hour after ingestion to best be activated. A meal would be the ideal. Take the Tums after that. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take Tums if you take prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Is it possible for you to take Tums if you take prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Yes: If you find that you need Tums in addition to the prevacid, (lansoprazole) you probably need to talk to your doctor about adjusting your dose or changing you to another medicine that better controls your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can Tums be taken with prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Yes: These two together can effectively provide short and longer time relief of stomach acidity and gerd. They do not interfere with the activity of each other. ...Read more

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Hi. I've been very bad acid reflux. Constant chronic coughing and throwing up phlegm. Tums does not seem to be helping. Is Prevacid advisable? And have I made a mistake in taking tums as that seems to be category C? I am in my 10th week of pregnancy. Than

Hi. I've been very bad acid reflux. Constant chronic coughing and throwing up phlegm. Tums does not seem to be helping. Is Prevacid advisable? And have I made a mistake in taking tums as that seems to be category C? I am in my 10th week of pregnancy. Than

DietEevateHeadOfBed&: You can do following
Do not drink or smoke
Raise the head of you bed by 6 to8 inches
Prevacid or Prilosec is safet take but ask your OB Doctor if it is ok
Besides that avoid cirus fruits, mint, tomatoes, big fatty meals and eat at night at least 3 hours before going to bed, ...Read more

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I'm taking lansoprazole 30 mg a day is it safe to take over-the-counter antacids at the same time something like tums (calcium carbonate)?

Yes: It is ok to take additional antacid medication however I would let your doctor know that the prescription strength medicine is not working completely. ...Read more

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34 month old toddler with GERD on Lansoprazole 2ml/night. Asks for tums (calcium carbonate) also. What is safe amount of tums (calcium carbonate)?

34 month old toddler with GERD on Lansoprazole 2ml/night. Asks for tums (calcium carbonate) also. What is safe amount of tums (calcium carbonate)?

No tums (calcium carbonate) prescription: Toddler is already under treatment, do not add medicine not prescribed. Regular tums (calcium carbonate) not approved for children under 12 y/o. ...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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What's the best antacid to take that had less side affects I was on lansoprazole but it made me ill

There are many: You can choose a similar ppi like prilosec (omeprazole) and that should work well. If you want something less costly, try using zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid but you may have to take it twice daily as the effect only lasts about 12 hours. ...Read more

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How can I stop that burning feeling in my chest and nose from reflux I've tryed gaviscon. And tumms and are on lansoprazole 15 mg a day because 30?

How can I stop that burning feeling in my chest and nose from reflux I've tryed gaviscon. And tumms and are on lansoprazole 15 mg a day because 30?

Food diary: Assuming you are being managed by a physician for Lansoprazole - start a food and symptom diary. This is a great tool to determine which foods may be triggering your symptoms. Common triggers can be tomato sauce, caffeine, fruits/juice, etc. Everyone reacts differently to foods - so it is really important to take the time to do a little detective work and see what foods you should avoid. ...Read more

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Take 30mg of prevacid (lansoprazole) daily for almost 1 yr for chronic gastritis. Is this safe to be on long term? If I want to d/c what is the most comfortable way?

Take 30mg of prevacid (lansoprazole) daily for almost 1 yr for chronic gastritis. Is this safe to be on long term? If I want to d/c what is the most comfortable way?

Yes, this: Medication is designed primarily for short term use. Consult with gastroenterologist regarding the risks v. Benefits of taking it for more than one year. There are other medications that you can try, probably not as effective though. ...Read more

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Can I take Tums and nexium (esomeprazole)?

Can I take Tums and nexium (esomeprazole)?

Yes: These can work together to relieve symptoms of stomach acidity, esophageal reflux and gerd. They do not interfere with the action of each other. ...Read more

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Can I take Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg and tums?

Yes: These are effective adjuncts for stomach acidity and for gerd. They do not interfere with each other and can be taken together. ...Read more

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Can you take Tums and Zofran (ondansetron) together?

Can you take Tums and Zofran (ondansetron) together?

Yes: You can use Tums to clam the stomach from acid an zofran (ondansetron) for nausea. The calcium in Tums is a problem for other drugs that interact with it and prevent absorption. ...Read more

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If you take Nexium (esomeprazole) can you also take tums?

If you take Nexium (esomeprazole) can you also take tums?

Yes: These are effective adjuncts for stomach acidity and for gerd. They do not interfere with each other and can be taken together. ...Read more

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Ok to take a tums 4 hrs after taking Pepcid (famotidine) ac?

Ok to take a tums 4 hrs after taking Pepcid (famotidine) ac?

Yes: Yes it is safe. There is no impact on the therapeutic effects of Pepcid (famotidine) AC if tums is taken 4 hours after. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take Tums with nexium (esomeprazole)?

Yes, you can: Nexium (esomeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor. It stops your stomach from producing so much acid. H2 Blocker, Tums also reduces the amount of acid in your stomach. No interaction and safe to use. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take prevacid (lansoprazole) for a long period of time?

Is it safe to take prevacid (lansoprazole) for a long period of time?

Yes: Long term use of ppis such as Prevacid (lansoprazole) has been associated with an increase risk of pneumonia in the elderly and an increase risk of bone fracture in older women. It can theorhetically cause malabsorption of b12, calcium and iron. Supplimenting these is probably adequate to prevent these complications. As always, you should discuss the risks and benefits of all medications with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take my prescription strength prevacid (lansoprazole) once every 3-4 days instead of everyday, as needed?

Is it safe to take my prescription strength prevacid (lansoprazole) once every 3-4 days instead of everyday, as needed?

No: These medications are not effective that way. Better get rechecked you can take have a different problem in your stomach.....H pylori may be. Antacids can be taken that way...As needed. You can take daily for 8-12 wks and then can stop to see if symptoms are coming back. ...Read more

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If I take 2 or more tums before bed, my urine the next morning is cloudy. If I take them during the day, urine isn’t cloudy. Why?

If I take 2 or more tums before bed, my urine the next morning is cloudy. If I take them during the day, urine isn’t cloudy. Why?

Concentrated urine: During the night the urine produced is often more concentrated and sits in the bladder longer. Concentrated urine may precipitate minerals, which can make it cloudy. ...Read more

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I started taking Plavix once a day and I also take Prevacid (lansoprazole) and on occasion Prilosec. Is there any interactions with these drugs?

I started taking Plavix once a day and I also take Prevacid (lansoprazole) and on occasion Prilosec. Is there any interactions with these drugs?

Absolutely: There is a well know interaction between plavix and proton pump inhibitors. Plavix is a prodrug (inactive) and is activated in the liver. This process of activation is blocked by proton oump inhibitors. Specifically with nexium and prilosec, also somewhat with other ppis. The only one safe to use is dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and possibly protonix. Or change plavix to effient or brilinta under guidance of MD ...Read more

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My baby has acid reflux (she takes 15 mg of prevacid (lansoprazole) daily at 7 pm) but she is starting to refuse her bottle again she is 6 months old what can I do?

My baby has acid reflux (she takes 15 mg of prevacid (lansoprazole) daily at 7 pm) but she is starting to refuse her bottle again she is 6 months old what can I do?

See the pediatrician: There are quite a few reasons why your baby may be refusing her bottle. You need to see her pediatrician to sort things out. The most important thing that your pediatrician will do is weigh and measure her, then get more history. If it does sound like uncontrolled reflux, you may get a referral to a pediatric gastroenterologist. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Antacid (Definition)

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


Dr. John Fordtran
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Calcium Carbonate (Definition)

Calcium carbonate is an antacid which is a kind of ...Read more