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Are ranitidine ingredients ppis?

Are ranitidine ingredients ppis?

Histamine antagonist: No, ranitidine is a histamine antagonist -- it works by selectively blocking the histamine H2 receptor to lower stomach acid content. Similar end-effect as a PPI like omeprazole, but following a different mechanism. ...Read more

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Is adipic acid (ingredient in Tums (calcium carbonate) and generic antacids) same as aluminum?

Is adipic acid  (ingredient in Tums (calcium carbonate) and generic antacids) same as aluminum?

No: No, it is made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. There is no aluminum in the compound. It is added in small amounts to Tums (calcium carbonate) and antacids as a flavoring agent, giving them a tart taste. ...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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Does maalox contain bismuth subsalicylate?

Does maalox contain bismuth subsalicylate?

No: It does not. There a few different maalox preparations containing aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, simethicone or calcium carbonate. ...Read more

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Does Zantac (ranitidine) 75 contain aluminum?

Does Zantac (ranitidine) 75 contain aluminum?

No.: Generic ranitidine is c13h22n4o3s . According to the manufacturer's website additional inactive ingredients in zantac include hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, synthetic red iron oxide, titanium dioxide, triacetin. There is no aluminum. ...Read more

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Dgnsd w/+1 propylene glycol, 2-etylhexyl-p-methoxycinnamate, 4-phenylenediamine, & methyl methacrylate allergies. Need nonirritating products. Advice?

Dgnsd w/+1 propylene glycol, 2-etylhexyl-p-methoxycinnamate, 4-phenylenediamine, & methyl methacrylate allergies. Need nonirritating products. Advice?

Contact allergies: You should have been. Given information by your testing physician on what products are safe to use. If you go to truetest.Com, you can information sheets on the products you mentioned to void possiblel triggering agents. ...Read more

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Is pepto bismo the same as tums (calcium carbonate)?

Is pepto bismo the same as tums (calcium carbonate)?

No: The active ingredient of Tums (calcium carbonate) is Calcium Carbonate. The active ingredient of Pepto- Bismol is Bismuth Subsalicylate. 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. ...Read more

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Is expired Nexium (esomeprazole) any good?

Is expired Nexium (esomeprazole) any good?

Are we talking: 10 days past expiration or 10 years? In general, it isn't recommended that expired medications be used. Take care. ...Read more

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Is pepto bismol safe to, take with zantac (ranitidine)?

Is pepto bismol safe to, take with zantac (ranitidine)?

Considered safe: There is generally no evidence of adverse reactions when taking pepto bismol with zantac (ranitidine). Consult with your doctor as always. ...Read more

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Can toothpaste containing peppermint oil give you gerd?

Can toothpaste containing peppermint oil give you gerd?

Perhaps: Peppermint oil is a smooth muscle relaxant and can lead to relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter. I suspect with typical tooth brushing, little to no toothpaste is swallowed so it seems unlikely. ...Read more

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If Each 5 ml contains:50mg glyceryl guaiacolate,50mgpotassium citrate,1.5mg terbutaline sulphate,14mg diphenhydramine hydrochloride.Safe for pregnancy?

If Each 5 ml contains:50mg glyceryl guaiacolate,50mgpotassium citrate,1.5mg terbutaline sulphate,14mg diphenhydramine hydrochloride.Safe for pregnancy?

Depends: The most susceptible time for the fetus is during the 1st trimester. After that, most allergy medication or cough medications are likely safe. Diphenhydramine has been associated with a slightly higher risk to develop cleft palate when used in the 1st trimester although the incidence is still very low. ...Read more

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Any side effects to taking Tums (calcium carbonate) every day?

Any side effects to taking Tums (calcium carbonate) every day?

Yes: Too many tums (or other antacids containing calcium carbonate) over an extended period of time can lead to "milk alkali syndrome" in which there are high levels of calcium in the blood & a shift in the body's acid-base balance towards alkaline. This can lead to calcium deposits in the kidneys & other tissues as well as kidney stones. Limit calcium intake to 1500 mg/day in divided doses. ...Read more

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Is Gaviscon is good for digesting?

Is Gaviscon is good for digesting?

Only if symptomatic: Gaviscon can be used to treat heartburn and symptoms of excess acidity. It neutralizes some of the stomach acid. A normal person with no symptoms does not need any "help" digesting his food (acid is normal in a healthy stomach). ...Read more

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Can you take gaviscon after taking mitrazapine?

Prefer not: We prefer not to take gaviscon within 1-2 hours of any medication , because it can affect the absorption of the other medications. ...Read more

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Peptac has recently stopped working it's still in date to 2018 though I've had it for about 3 weeks should I go back to gaviscon ? How soon can I go back to gaviscon after stopping peptac

Peptac has recently stopped working it's still in date to 2018 though I've had it for about 3 weeks should I go back to gaviscon ? How soon can I go back to gaviscon after stopping peptac

Swap straight away : They are similar so you can swap at next dose. You may need to see a doctor if gaviscon still doesn't work to see if you need Zantac or losec or the equivalent or if you need further tests ...Read more

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I have a stomachache and its terrible. I use pantpas, Gaviscon and meteospasmyl.How can I feel good?

I have a stomachache and its terrible. I use pantpas, Gaviscon and meteospasmyl.How can I feel good?

How long has it been: You would ideally see your primary physician, then possibly a gastroenterologist. Stomach ache is vague...Cramps? Nausea? Pain? Either way, diet is one major contributor to most gastro issues. Medications also have strong effects on how the stomach functions. You may be constipated. You could try lying flat & massaging your stomach in a clockwise-downward motion, with light pressure. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you please tell me if "Rabeloc 20" an effective medecine against gastro prob? or "Gaviscon" is better?

Can you please tell me if "Rabeloc 20" an effective medecine against gastro prob? or "Gaviscon" is better?

PPI: Rabeloc 20 is rabeprazole which is a proton pump inhibitor. It is effective at reducing acid production in the stomach which can treat reflux disease among other things. It is better at reducing GI symptoms than gaviscon. ...Read more

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Can Gaviscon cause diarrhea?

Can Gaviscon cause diarrhea?

Would be: Very unusual. Have never seen it in either my pharmacy or medical career. But one thing I have learned, is never say never! ...Read more

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Hi, is it ok to take Gaviscon while i'm taking ranitidine.?

Hi, is it ok to take Gaviscon while i'm taking ranitidine.?

Probably not: It is common to use a drug like ranitidine with an antacid like gaviscon. As with most drugs, antacids - especially those with aluminum- can bind certain other drug sand reduce absorption don;t know if you're taking any other meds so i would separate the gaviscon and other meds by at least 1-2 hours. ...Read more

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Can I take gaviscon with zantac and ativan?

Anxiety, GERD, Ulcer: Ativan is for Anxiety. Zantac is to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and hyperacidity. Gaviscon is for acid indigestion and heartburn. Due to possible tolerance with Ativan and lack of improvement, Discuss with Psychiatrist: •Diagnosis of Anxiety •Tolerance with Ativan •Therapy for stresses in your life •Medication •Breathing Relaxation •Visual Imagery of National Parks •Meditation. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take gaviscon 2-3 times a day when already on Nexium (40) mg and Renitidine (300) mg?

Is it ok to take gaviscon 2-3 times a day when already on Nexium (40) mg and Renitidine (300) mg?

Gaviscon and others: You could but not sure why. Both the Nexium and Ranitidine should keep any heartburn or acid reflux under control (assuming that is why you are taking the medications. It would not be harmful to take with those medications though. ...Read more

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I had done endoscopy and diagnosed with Lax LES, they had preferred nexpro l capsules and Gaviscon syrup after food ..will it heal in time?

I had done endoscopy and diagnosed with Lax LES, they had preferred nexpro l capsules and Gaviscon syrup after food ..will it heal in time?

Yes, probably: Hi Brian 363. The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is more a concept than a specific structure; its the combination of factors that keeps acid in the stomach and out of the esophagus. Acid Reflux into the esophagus can cause pain and damage that promotes abnormal cell change and cancer. The medications, and absolutely avoiding lying supine for at least an hour after eating can let things heal. ...Read more

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Why is Gaviscon advance (provides "raft" barrier to reflux) now unavailable in the u.S. (tho still listed on website)? Effectiveness? Safety?

Why is Gaviscon advance (provides "raft" barrier to reflux)  now unavailable in the u.S. (tho still listed on website)?  Effectiveness?  Safety?

Safety: Obviously the fda found that the claims made by the company selling the brand did not meet the stringent expectations required for safety and efficacy in the us. Find an alternative. ...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