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I'm taking Gaviscon for gerd, i've also got ranitidine but i'm scared of side effects, will it be ok....?

I'm taking Gaviscon for gerd, i've also got ranitidine but i'm scared of side effects, will it be ok....?

Gaviscon: Gaviscon contains two drugs , both of which are not absorbed into your system. The usual side effects with multiple use may be constipation or diarrhea (it depends). Ranitidine on the other hand is absorbed and reduces your stomach's production of acid. Side effects are minimal but you should discuss any other medications you are taking with these two for possible drug interactions. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


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Can you please tell me if taking Gaviscon will help my GERD symptoms, i'm also having trouble swallowing....?

Can you please tell me if taking Gaviscon will help my GERD symptoms, i'm also having trouble swallowing....?

GERD: Gavescon can temporally relief symptoms of gerd. It is usually not very effective. Problem with swallowing can be related to gerd and caused by various mechanism: impaired peristalsis(moving contents along esophagus), stricture( narrowing in esophagus), tumor(usually from baretts esophagus). Single best test is upper endoscopy. Medications such as proton pump inhibitor ppi, or h2 blockers better. ...Read more

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Sleep apnea 2 years.only anty ac?d relieve. had a GERD surgery in april. now taking 40mg Nexium (esomeprazole) twice a day + gaviscon. how to prevent side effects?

Sleep apnea 2 years.only anty ac?d relieve. had a GERD surgery in april. now taking 40mg Nexium (esomeprazole) twice a day + gaviscon. how to prevent side  effects?

Side effects: Your question is not clear as to exactly what your side effects are and what kind of "gerd surgery" you had. We also don't know anything about your BMI or other medical diagnosis or medications. I recommend discussing any problematic symptoms with your doctor for further investigation and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm 33+2 and getting a lot of heartburn taking Gaviscon for it but its not helping is there anything else i could try coz its keeping me up a night?

I'm 33+2 and getting a lot of heartburn taking Gaviscon for it but its not helping is there anything else i could try coz its keeping me up a night?

Prilosec OTC: Take Prilosec otc one twice daily for ten -14 days , then use as needed for heartburn. Lose 5- 10 lbs if overweight; elevate the mattress head with a blanket. Avoid spicy food, chocolate, caffeine, and peppermint. Aloe vera juice may help. ...Read more

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Im suffering from heartburn i tried Gaviscon and milk but non works?

Im suffering from heartburn i tried  Gaviscon and milk but non works?

Consider: Nexium, (esomeprazole) Prilosec. If no better consider seeing your doctor a full exam with history. Good luck ...Read more

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I have heartburn every single day for the past few months. Anti acids like Gaviscon work well but why wont it stop?

I have heartburn every single day for the past few months. Anti acids like Gaviscon work well but why wont it stop?

Acid reflux: You most likely have a problem with acid reflux. It is often a long-term problem. I would recommend that you avoid any particular foods which give you problems, particularly tomatoes,onions, orange juice, and citrus fruits. Tobacco and alcohol also contribute. You might want to try taking Zantac (ranitidine) twice a day for about two weeks, to see if it helps. If it returns, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Gaviscon during prenancy? Does it have any side effects? Any other good ways or med to ease heartburn during pregnancy ?

Is it safe to take Gaviscon during prenancy? Does it have any side effects? Any other good ways or med to ease heartburn during pregnancy ?

Liquid antacids safe: Liquid antacids are not systemic. They stay within the gut, and won't have any affect on pregnancy. One simple and fairly frequent side effect is loose stool, because the liquid antacid is not fully absorbed, and will create some watery effect on the stool. Reduce heartburn during pregnancy by trying not to gain too much extra fat. Best position during sleep, slight elevation head of the bed. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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