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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is kojic acid soap safe for pregnant? Ingredients: cocos nucifera, sodium hydroxide,potassium lactate,glycerin, kojic acid dipalmitate,Tetrasodium Eti
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Yes: Baking powder long-term is not safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can i take alka seltzer for cold with Lexapro (escitalopram) that contains acetaminophen
It's okay: It should not cause any harm to take alka seltzer while you have a cold. ...Read more
I'm currently taking nitrofurantoin. It says not to take antacids with magnesium trisilicate. Can I take Tums (calcium carbonate) which contain magnesium stearate?
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
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
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
4-6: A day is plenty! if you need more get your problem diagnosed, see pcp. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you please tell me if "Rabeloc 20" an effective medecine against gastro prob? or "Gaviscon" is better?
When taking gaviscon extra strength, can I eat or drink after? Or does the barrier it creates break if I do?
No,you can eat: or drink afterwards. It will keep working ...Read more
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
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?
Hi is it ok to take these medications all in one day ? Propranolol , ranitidine , mitrazapine , lactalous and maybe gaviscon ?
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