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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more


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Is Tums (calcium carbonate) good for an upset upset stomach?

Is Tums (calcium carbonate) good for an upset upset stomach?

Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums (calcium carbonate) (Calcium Carbonate) can help reduce symptoms from indigestion & heart burn. ...Read more

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Is Tums (calcium carbonate) good for gas?

Is Tums (calcium carbonate) good for gas?

Flatus: There is reported to be a product called "tums anti-gas/antacid" as opposed to "tums antacid". ...Read more

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Can i take Tums (calcium carbonate) for frequent burping?

Yes: Taking Tums (calcium carbonate) for frequent burping may help and will not be harmful. ...Read more

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Prilosec vs Pepcid (famotidine) vs probiotics for distended stomach?

The answer...: ....To what will help with a distended abdomen depends entirely on the cause of the distention. Probiotics are helpful with a lot of digestive issues, if you take them regularly. The two meds you mention reduce stomach acid and are unlikely to help with distention. If this is happening often, look to your diet for a solution. This problem is often diet related. ...Read more

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Can i take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for my upset stomach, diahrrea, nausea etc. If i'm taking Prilosec for gerd?

Can i take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for my upset stomach, diahrrea, nausea etc. If i'm taking Prilosec for gerd?

No interactions: There were no interactions found in our database between pepto-bismol maximum strength and Prilosec otc however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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What is better for nausea Tums (calcium carbonate) or pepto?

What is better for nausea Tums (calcium carbonate) or pepto?

Nausea: Indications for Tums (calcium carbonate) is Tums (calcium carbonate) indigestion, heart burn & calcium deficiency. Indications for Pepto Bismol is indigestion, heartburn, nausea, diarrhea & upset stomach. Pepto Bismol is more likely to impact nausea. ...Read more

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Would calcium carbonate indigestion tablets be any good for potential stomach ulcer?

Would calcium carbonate indigestion tablets be any good for potential stomach ulcer?

Stomach ulcer: Hello, calcium carbonate tablets will help to resolve symptomatic dyspepsia and heartburn. It may help reduce an ulcer however there are other medications your doctor may wish to consider. An endoscopy might be in order. ...Read more

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Does Zantac (ranitidine) works for acid reflux? Would you recommend Zantac (ranitidine) for acid reflux?

Does Zantac (ranitidine) works for acid reflux? Would you recommend Zantac (ranitidine) for acid reflux?

Zantac (ranitidine) works 4 GERD: Zantac (ranitidine) was the leading drug in the world when introduced in the early 1980's to treat indigestion. Conventional prescription doses were 300mg twice daily. The drug is effective in suppressing acid, but when used longterm can promote tolerance (so that larger doses are needed over time to block acid). Current over-the-counter dosing is 75mgs. Take along with behavior & diet aimed at reducing gerd. ...Read more

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What is the best otc, non-ppi antacid (i.E. Malox, mylanta, pepto bismol, tums, (calcium carbonate) rolaids, etc.)?

What is the best otc, non-ppi antacid (i.E. Malox, mylanta, pepto bismol, tums, (calcium carbonate) rolaids, etc.)?

Acid reduction...: Non-ppi acid reducers include the h2-blocker class (tagamet=cimetidine; zantac=ranitidine; pepcid=famotidine) as well as antacids (like maalox, mylanta, tums, (calcium carbonate) etc.). The former reduce production of acid while the latter neutralize stomach acid. There are pros ; cons to each, so its not a question of which is best but which is best for you. Can take antacids 1 ; 3 hours after meals ; at bedtime. ...Read more

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May I take miralaxx for my constipation and Zantac (ranitidine) for my acid reflux?

May I take miralaxx for my constipation and Zantac (ranitidine) for my acid reflux?

Yes: There is no interaction between those medications or any contradiction to taking them together. ...Read more

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Side effects of protonix (pantoprazole) for reflux or heartburn pains?

Side effects of protonix (pantoprazole) for reflux or heartburn pains?

Protonix (pantoprazole): The most common side effects from taking Protonix (pantoprazole) are headaches, constipation, gas , and nausea. There is a long list of potential side effects that are really rather rare but these are the ones I have seen in clinical practice. Occasionally someone will have diarrhea or abdominal pain as well. ...Read more

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Is omeprazole better than pantoprazole for acid reflux?

Is omeprazole better than pantoprazole for acid reflux?

It seems my GI...: Buddies prefer esomeprazole but really it is what works best with your body, as with any medication. ...Read more

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Can i give my child Tums (calcium carbonate) for heartburn?

Yes: Calcium carbonate which is the main ingredient in Tums (calcium carbonate) may help to neutralize stomach acid in mild or transient conditions. If the symptoms persist for more than two weeks or do not improve with Tums (calcium carbonate) call your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can you take both Prilosec and Zantac (ranitidine) for acid reflux?

Gerd: These medications have differing mechanisms of action and usually it's not necessary to take them together although I don't think it is harmful to do so. Zantac (ranitidine) has a quicker onset of action and thus relieves heartburn quicker, but overall, taking prilosec daily is more effective for most patients but should there be breakthrough heartburn, taking a zantac (ranitidine) in addition for quick relief may help. ...Read more

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Is Omeprazol a heartburn medication?

Is Omeprazol a heartburn medication?

Omeprazol: Omeprazole (Prilosec OTC) is a Proton-Pump inhibitor. It can be used in the treatment of heartburn, ulcers, & gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). ...Read more

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Safr to take xantac after having tums (calcium carbonate)? Any good heartburn remedies?

Safr to take xantac after having tums (calcium carbonate)? Any good heartburn remedies?

Tums (calcium carbonate): are an antacid (chemically neutralizes acid) Zantac (ranitidine) PREVENTS the effect of acid by blocking the RECEPTOR sites and finally PRILOSEC and other :Purple pills stop the release of acid altogether! They can be taken together AFTER a complete evaluation by your Primary Care Provider/Gastroeneterologist! since heartburn bad enough to require more than ONE of these needs diagnostic study! Hope this help ...Read more

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