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Dr. Tri Huynh
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Omeprazole (Definition)

Omeprazole is the generic equivalent of prilosec, the first oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor ...Read more


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Can I take Prilosec and Tums (calcium carbonate) at the same time?

Can I take Prilosec and Tums (calcium carbonate) at the same time?

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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Is it ok to take Prilosec and Tums (calcium carbonate) at the same time? I accidentally did this. Should I be worried?

Is it ok to take Prilosec and Tums (calcium carbonate) at the same time? I accidentally did this. Should I be worried?

No problem: These 2 meds can be taken together. If you are taking Tums (calcium carbonate) as a sourse of calcium, the Prilosec will interfere with the absorption of calcium whether or not the meds are taken at the same time. Try calcium citrate instead (citracal). ...Read more

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Is it safe for my husband to take tums/prilosec/antacids while on ondansetron for nausea? Can you suggest a sleep aide as well?

Is it safe for my husband to take tums/prilosec/antacids while on ondansetron for nausea? Can you suggest a sleep aide as well?

Yes: Yes. It is safe. As for difficulty sleeping it depends on the cause of insomnia. Difficulty falling asleep is often due due to anxiety, while early awakening is often due to depression. Go to >http://bit. Ly/1BBVVRw http://bit. Ly/1H64Naf I think these sites will be helpful for your husband ...Read more

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Can I take tums (calcium carbonate) if I've taken Pepto and Prilosec tonight? I have acid reflux and have had worse bloating today than normal. I take Prilosec daily.

Can I take tums (calcium carbonate) if I've taken Pepto and Prilosec tonight? I have acid reflux and have had worse bloating today than normal. I take Prilosec daily.

No interaction: You would not risk an interaction problem, but clearly you are having GI problems that are not being successfully treated - even symptomatically. Consider a full GI examination, Dx and treatment decisions. It might not result in clear answers, but it could and then life will be much nicer. Also, psychotherapy can help if anxiety is the cause. Best! ...Read more

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Taking lithium, geodon, buspirion, cymbalta, Singulair, and Allegra. Having heartburn daily. What is best to take...tums, Prilosec or other.

Tums or Prilosec: Either Tums or Prilosec are safe options to treat heartburn. There are no significant drug interactions for either of them. Prilosec gives more reliable acid suppression. Note: if you have to take it longer than two weeks, you’re going to want to loop your doctor in for further evaluation. If it’s simple heartburn, s/he should know anyway; if not, something more serious should be ruled out. ...Read more

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I take Prilosec and Tums (calcium carbonate) but I still have pain in throat and chest everytime after I eat how do u know if your esophagus id damaged. What are sypmtoms?

I take Prilosec and Tums (calcium carbonate) but I still have pain in throat and chest everytime after I eat how do u know if your esophagus id damaged. What are sypmtoms?

Dysphagia: Are you taking those meds under a doctor's supervision? The otc versions should be limited to 2 weeks' use if not. You may have an anatomical problem instead of simple reflux. Please see a GI or ENT for a thorough evaluation- your esophagus needs to be examined, pronto! ...Read more

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I have taken a pill of Prilosec and extra strength tums (calcium carbonate). any suggestions on quick relief?

Relief for what: Condition? Tums (Calcium Carbonate) can help reduce symptoms from indigestion & heart burn. Prilosec is indicated for of dyspepsia,  peptic ulcer disease, GERD,  laryngopharyngeal reflux, and Zollinger–Ellison syndrome. If you tell us what symptoms / condition you are trying to treat we can provide a more helpful answer. Take care. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia and had a endo scope done. I have been taking prilosec, famitodine and tums (calcium carbonate). I still cant eat much?

I have been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia and had a endo scope done. I have been taking prilosec, famitodine and tums (calcium carbonate). I still cant eat much?

Eat much?: Patient with hiatal hernia and reflux do not have a problem with how much they eat as much as what they eat. Yes, we do advise patient to eat multiple small meal to facilitate the digestion. More important is to avoid eating spicy, greasy, and rich creamy food, and food that might contain a lot of acid. The medication does not cure GERD, it is simply trying to control the chemical part, ...Read more

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I have a stomachache, used tums, (calcium carbonate) maalax, Prilosec do not work. Had a upper GI and it came back with hypertrophic gastritis. What is that? What to do?

I have a stomachache, used tums, (calcium carbonate) maalax, Prilosec do not work. Had a upper GI and it came back with hypertrophic gastritis. What is that? What to do?

Menetrier Disease: A condition marked by inflammation and ulcers (breaks on the skin or on the surface of an organ) of the mucosa (inner lining) of the stomach and by overgrowth of the cells that make up the mucosa. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss. Patients with giant hypertrophic gastritis may be at a higher risk of stomach cancer. Also called gastric mucosal hypertrophy and ménétrier disease. ...Read more

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I have really bad heartburn. I ran out of usual med prilosec. Is there a home remedy that will relieve heartburn. Tums (calcium carbonate) or rolaids didn't help at all.

I have really bad heartburn. I ran out of usual med prilosec. Is there a home remedy that will relieve heartburn. Tums (calcium carbonate) or rolaids didn't help at all.

Maalox: If your heartburn is relieved by Prilosec go to the store and get it. Then follow up with your doctor to find out the cause of such bothersome symptoms. If you have a great deal of anxiety or stress in your life you may need something for that as well as learning meditation and coping skills. ...Read more

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Best recommended OTC drug for random heartburn? No prilosec. Tums (calcium carbonate) and rolaids make me vomit. Nothing to chew. Rather a preventative than an as needed.

Best recommended OTC drug for random heartburn? No prilosec. Tums (calcium carbonate) and rolaids make me vomit. Nothing to chew. Rather a preventative than an as needed.

How about behaviors?: Assuming you have tried ranitidine (otc), here are some thoughts. Heartburn is caused by acidic stomach contents sloshing up into the less protected esophagus, and it can be brought on by acidic or spicy foods, alcohol, coffee, etc. If you are overweight or pregnant, you are more prone to heartburn because of the greater pressure in your belly. Eating late at night may bring it on, as can smoking. ...Read more

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Is it an ulcer? Severe burning pain in the esophagus and stomach. Antacids (tums) taken, fallowed by ranitidine 75mg and Prilosec otc.

Is it an ulcer? Severe burning pain in the esophagus and stomach. Antacids (tums) taken, fallowed by ranitidine 75mg and Prilosec otc.

GERD: Reflux is more likely than an ulcer but both can cause similar symptoms. Forget tums (calcium carbonate). Stay with prilosec. If symptoms pwesist, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause the need to pass stools right after eating? I've been passing twice a day loose pale sticky stools... EGD and Colonoscopy didn't find anything but a mild inflammation in my stomach. I've been taking tums and Prilosec for about a week du

What could cause the need to pass stools right after eating? I've been passing twice a day loose pale sticky stools... EGD and Colonoscopy didn't find anything but a mild inflammation in my stomach. I've been taking tums and Prilosec for about a week du

Postprandial Stool: When you eat your body sends a signal to your colon that its time to go poop. This is quite normal but may be exaggerated in some people. You may an irritable gut which can be managed with medications. But first try some probiotic yogurt for a week. ...Read more

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I take Xanax (alprazolam) XR 1mg and celexa 10mg. Just started celexa yesterday. Can I take Tums with this combination. What about 20mg of omeprazole?

Caution!: Omeprazole raises the blood levels of Celexa which can lead to serious side effects. In general the highest dose of Celexa while on Omeprazole is 20mg per day. You really need to ask your doctor or prescriber to guide you as I do not know enough about your general health.
As far as alternating xanax (alprazolam) and Celexa my opinion is that this is not a good idea. Celexa is taken every day. ...Read more

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I take Tums (calcium carbonate) every night for acid reflux.....Would it be better to have an operation? Omeprazole causes pain to my hips.

Go to your Doctor: Chronic reflux is not normal but does not mean you need surgery right away. Adjusting your diet and lifestyle is key. Surgery is usually the last option. If all you have done is take over the counter medications then it is time to get to your doctor and likely a scope of your esophagus and stomach will be recommended. Long term untreated reflux can lead to cancer in the esophagus. Get evaluated. ...Read more

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3 days ago I took 40mg omeprazole stomach hurts, on Pepcid (famotidine) 10mg and took 5 tums. Today the runs 8x stomach stills hurts burping omeprazole up. Why?

3 days ago I took 40mg omeprazole stomach hurts, on Pepcid (famotidine) 10mg and took 5 tums. Today the runs 8x stomach stills hurts burping omeprazole up. Why?

Severe reflux: You seem to be using multiple medications for a problem that may need more expert attention, and I have no idea how long or how severe your problem is. The first way to approach severe GE reflux is to see a GI specialist. You probably need a diagnostic study or two to find out why your body rejects anti-reflux meds and then go from there. Any treatment will involve a change of dietary habits ...Read more

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Loose pale stools and the need to go after eating is it normal? I be been taking tums (calcium carbonate) and prolisec for acidity. Blood, EGD and Colonoscopy normal

Loose pale stools and the need to go after eating is it normal? I be been taking tums (calcium carbonate) and prolisec for acidity. Blood, EGD and Colonoscopy normal

IBS: IBS. Additional work up would be expensive and search for celiac disease etc. If its worse with stress its IBS. Do you have chronic pain with it? It might be worth seeing me in the clinic if you do. ...Read more

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I'm on day 1 of taking Omeprazole for chronic acid reflux but it hasn't started working yet. Is it safe to additionally take antacids with this drug?

I'm on day 1 of taking Omeprazole for chronic acid reflux but it hasn't started working yet. Is it safe to additionally take antacids with this drug?

Yes: Go ahead and take the antacids especially if you know it works. It can take awhile to get relief. The inflammation can take several months to heal. Also don't smoke or use nicotine, caffeine or decaf coffee, reduce to an optimal weight and elevate the head of your bed 4-6 inches on an incline so that the acid at night stays away form the esophagus. The body makes the most acid at night ...Read more

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I take ranitidine or omeprazole for reflux. Need to begin azithromycin (z-pack). How long to wait between meds since zith is not good with antacids?

Several hours: Antacids containing aluminum or magnesium salts (maalox, mylanta) will decrease the absorption of azithromycin, allow several hours between dosing. On the other hand taking omeprazole/azithromycin may result in increased concentration of either drugs thus watch/report increase abdominal distress. Ranitidine may be a better alternative with least reported interaction with azithromycin. Take care. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed omeprazole for gastritis related to nsaid use, I can't tolerate the omeprazole does the use of antacids treat gastritis??

I have been prescribed omeprazole for gastritis related to nsaid use, I can't tolerate the omeprazole does the use of antacids treat gastritis??

Maybe: It was a standard practice when the early drugs for ulcers and gastritis were not prescription, to try a week of intensive antacid therapy: 30 cc of a liquid antacid, 30 minutes before each meal and 60 minutes after meals, and before bedtime. This was done for 7 days. If there was no improvement, then a trial of px strength meds was done for a month, if no better, scope done. ...Read more

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Could u take geri-lanta with prilosec?

Yes for a short time: Geri-lanta (aluminum/magnesium/simethecone) is indicated for upset stomach, heartburn bloating/gas. It works on neutralizing acid in the stomach. Prilosec (omeprazole) suppress acid production. Take ger-lanta after meals/at bedtime as needed for 1-2 weeks and Prilosec 30 minutes before breakfast for at most 2 weeks. If symptoms persist/worsen see a doctor. Side effects headache/diarrhea/constipation. ...Read more

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Can you take Prilosec and pepid tohether?

You can: The two medicines work in a different way but for the same purpose. I would not recommend for you to take both of them since you can take care of your problem with one of them whether you have gerd, peptic ulcer disease. There is step up and step down approach of treatment for GI condition the two medications are used. Omeprazole is stronger and more effective then Pepcid (famotidine). Try Pepcid (famotidine) first. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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