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Gaviscon Liquid Dosage
Caution: Methadone in combination with Lorazepam can result in increased sedation. This can be very, very dangerous when Lorazepam is used I.V. Which can result in dilation of blood vessels with very low blood pressure, depression of the central nervous system and impaired breathing which can be fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Expired mediciation: Most likely the medication is still okay. However I would throw it out and simply pick up a new bottle. It's not expensive. ...Read more
An acid blocker: Famotidine is one of a class of drugs called h2 (histamine-2) receptor blockers--it dials down stomach acid production in a dose-dependent manner (e.g. More drug, less acid). First prescribed > 25 years ago, it is now available in lower dose as an over-the-counter acid remedy. ...Read more
34 month old toddler with GERD on Lansoprazole 2ml/night. Asks for tums (calcium carbonate) also. What is safe amount of tums (calcium carbonate)?
Ppi dosing: The maximum doses of each ppi are equipotent in reducing acid. Going higher than these doses impart no greater benefit and should not be exceeded. Prilosec/omeprazole: 20 BID. Prevacid/lansoprazole:30 BID. Nexium/esomeprazole:40 bid. Protonix/pantoprazole: 40 bid.Aciphex/rabeprazole:20 bid.Zegerid 40 daily. and Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 60 daily. So to answer Dexilant (dexlansoprazole)60=omeprazole40, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am taking amoxycillin 500 mg + clavulanate potassium usp 125 mg tablets for a throat infection. Can i take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) liquid while i am on this?
Here are some...: You may ask your prescribing doctor for specific answer to your concern or try taking this antibiotics and pepto-bismol liquid in 3 hours apart so to benefit from the intended effects from both. Nonetheless, certain side effects may occur in certain people from taking certain drugs; no doctor can predict such. So, report suspected side effects to your doctor. Best wish to your health... ...Read more
Is taking two 15 mg of Prevacid (lansoprazole) the same as taking a 30 mg Prevacid (lansoprazole) prescription strength?
Yes: yes , may only need 15 mg, not much benefit of more. ...Read more
Can I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) liquid if I am taking daily low dose asprin ? (81mg)
Doc prescribed Carafate for my gastritis. I'm taking propranolol, synthroid, omeprazole, amitiza, (lubiprostone) fish oil, multi vitamin daily. Any interactions?
5 year old, 50lbs - what is safe simethicone liquid (infant version) dose? What would be safe chew tablet (i.e. adult gas-x) dose for him?
Simethicone : The chew tab Gas-X which is 80 mg is a safe dose to give him. All the best. ...Read more
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