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Childrens Mylanta Medication
I was at the ER yesterday for gastritis pain, they gave me mylanta and Pantoprozele, now I have lower back pain and lower abdominal pain. Are these symptoms a sign that I should return to the ER or continue my medication?
Need more info: The medication was appropriate and normally will give you some relief within 24-48 hours. I hope that the physician also gave you dietary instructions. If your symptoms continue or get much worse see your family physician or return to the ER. I prefer that you see your family physician for continued care. ...Read more
Aluminum hydroxide/magnesium hydroxide is an antacid which is a kind of ...Read more
Does mylanta affect amitriptyline and it's effectiveness? How far apart should I take these two drugs?
1-2 hours...: Always discuss details with your prescriber. But if on amytriptiline regularly then likely as needed mylanta 1-2 hrs apart should be fine. Regular use means talk with prescriber for any concerns or changes in symptoms and possible desirability addressing new problems or changing current treatments (depending on why you are taking the prescribed medication). Hope may be of use. ...Read more
Mylanta has 3 active ingredients :
aluminum hydroxide -antacid works by neutralizing protons (acid) and
magnesium hydroxide -antacid works by neutralizing protons (acid) and
simethicone -antigas =is an anti-foaming agent that decreases the surface tension of gas bubbles (it does not stop gas from forming, however) usual dose: over 12 years: take 2-4 teaspoonfuls between meals. ...Read more
Yes: These products do not conflict or interact with one another. Use them if you need them. ...Read more
Took 3 teaspoons of regular strength Mylanta before bedtime. Woke up 6 hrs later with diahrrea. Can this dosage cause diahrrea? Thanks.
Neutralize: Neutralize excess acid from GI tract.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not at the same time: You can be taking both amoxicillin and Mylanta but they should be taken at least an hour apart. This is to be sure that there is adequate absorption of the amoxicillin. A good regimen would be to take the Mylanta either two hours before or one hour after taking the amoxicillin. ...Read more
Find symptom's cause: Nausea may be GI-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary & pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems. Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, & even reaction to stress. Antacids just neutralize acid. ...Read more
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Mylanta and Coreg (carvedilol):
67 year old lady with question about how to take her Coreg with Mylanta. This is an excellent question.
Mylanta is calcium carbonate, when ingested simultaneously with carvedilol, it will block the absorption of carvedilol and lower levels. Therefore, take the Mylanta 2 full hours before taking your Coreg. Consult your pharmacist for all drug interactions. Good luck. ...Read more
If I take a dose of mylanta and take a xanax (alprazolam) in 30minutes will mylanta affect my xanax (alprazolam)? Does it make xanax (alprazolam) not work as well?
Mylanta allergy: Mylanta is an antacid used in the treatment of heartburn or upset stomach. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-15586-5123/mylanta-oral/aluminum-magnesium-antacid-oral/details ...Read more
Not chemically: Mylanta suspension contains aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide. These compounds aren't water soluble which is one reason you need to shake the bottle before pouring it out. However aluminum hydroxide is no more like aluminum than rust is like iron. Aluminum hydroxide is a complex molecule whereas aluminum is an element. I hope that answers your question. ...Read more
You should be fine: Looking them up in a database just to be super sure, there appear to be no significant interactions between regular strength mylanta and zoloft (sertraline). You might still get side effects from either medication individually but it seems you don't need to worry too much about a possible interaction. ...Read more
Contains magnesium: Mylanta and similar antacids contain magnesium--the same ingredient found in such laxatives as magnesium citrate, milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) etc. Aluminum- and calcium-containing antacids, and/or alginic acid products, may have less laxative qualities for you. However, if you find the need to take antacids frequently or in increasing frequency, your "indigestion" deserves medical evaluation. ...Read more
Neutralizing...: The short answer is that they neutralize the digestive juices temporarily. If there has been some insult to the stomach its inherent ability to protect itself from its own juices may be overwhelmed. These products help in the short term. If symptoms persist, see md. ...Read more
Yes: Not a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Gerd is flaring up, I have been taking mylanta like crazy, and the acid will not settle down. Please advise on what can be done at home?
Stomach pain: Over the counter Omeprazole can also be beneficial for stomach acid. If you are not finding relief with these medications, there may be another cause of your pain that should be investigated by your doctor. ...Read more
No: It isn't harmful to take them together. It is NOT the case that they'll interact badly and cause side effects. But the Mylanta could interfere with the absorption of the Advil. For you pharmacists in the crowd, the Mylanta may significantly change the area under the plasma concentration-time curve for the ibuprofen. It is best to take your other meds at least a half hour before any antacid. ...Read more
Yes: Only if use again.Get a more detailed answer ›