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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 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

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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

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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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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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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