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Fexofenadine HCl 860 mg tablet?

Fexofenadine  HCl 860 mg tablet?

Does not exist: The highest dose in the us is 180mg, in europe they have it in 240mg, the safety was studied up to 320mg, anything higher has not been established safe. ...Read more

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Safe to take Zantac, pepto-bismol tablets, or Pepcid after an alka seltzer?

Safe: I see no interaction problems taking these medications except that zantac and pepcid are basically the same type of medication and it is unnecessary to take them together. Your pharmacist can be helpful in answering questions about medications. ...Read more

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What're famotidine tablets used for?

What're famotidine tablets used for?

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

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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 i take Zantac while taking dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

Stomache and gas pai: Yes , preferrably not at the same time. Both meds work on different mechanisms. Dexilant is a stomach acid pump inhibitor , should be taking before meal. Zantac works on the anti-histamine receptor in the stomach, also should take it before meal. If you been advised to take both medicines for your stomach pain, take the ppi before the biggest meal of the day (or the most symptomatic time) first. ...Read more

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Can i take Pepcid (famotidine) and antacid liquid together?

Yes but ...: I would space them apart by at least 1 hour so take the Pepcid (famotidine) 1st and if necessary, take the liquid antacid one hour later. ...Read more

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Can i take Nexium (esomeprazole) while taking silver hydrosol?

Can i take Nexium (esomeprazole) while taking silver hydrosol?

Nexium (esomeprazole) and: silver hydrosol is safe to use together. There is no drug interaction between these 2 drugs. For more information talk to your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Can u take Gaviscon with Zantac (ranitidine) whilst pregnant?

Yes: Yes, but separate the Gaviscon from the zantac (ranitidine) by an hour or two as the Gaviscon can cuase poorer absorption of the zantac (ranitidine) (and other medications). ...Read more

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If i take iron tablet (sangobion) , can I take gastric medicine (omezole 20 omeprazole capsule 20mg) . Thanks?

If i take iron tablet (sangobion) , can I take gastric medicine (omezole 20 omeprazole capsule 20mg) . Thanks?

Interaction: Taking Omeprazole decreases the amount of acid in your stomach and will reduce the amount of iron you absorb from the sangobion. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19262546. ...Read more

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Can I take simethone with pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

Can I take simethone with pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

Yes: Simethicone breaks up gas bubbles. Peptobismol is bismuth and aspirin, meant to soothe your stomach and improve diarrhea. There is no interaction between the two. ...Read more

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Hyoscine butylbromide (buscopan tablets) with paracetamol ok?

Hyoscine butylbromide (buscopan tablets) with paracetamol ok?

Buscopan Plus: Scopolamine butylbromide (buscopan) is an antispasmodic agent used to treat irritable bowel and/or menstrual cramps etc...This med is also available as a combo with paracetamol =buscopan plus, thus has been shown as safe. So if you have buscopan, adding paracetamol in recommended dosage should be ok. Consult doc if you encounter problem. Good luck. ...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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Can i take Pepcid (famotidine) and pepto bismol together?

Drug interaction: You certainly can. However, it is possible that, taken too closely, the absorption of Pepcid (famotidine) might be decreased. So, space the dosing interval. ...Read more

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Can i take Gaviscon tablets 23 weeks pregnant?

Can i take Gaviscon tablets 23 weeks pregnant?

Yes: Gaviscon is generally accepted as safe as the tablets primarily coat the esophagus and stomach. ...Read more

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Can i take Gaviscon tablets 23 weeks pregnant?

Yes: Gaviscon is generally accepted as safe as the tablets primarily coat the esophagus and stomach. ...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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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 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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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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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