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I took a Zantac (ranitidine) 150(generic) how long should I wait to take Maalox?

I took a Zantac (ranitidine) 150(generic) how long should I wait to take Maalox?

Immediately: Zantac (ranitidine) will decrease acid production and Maalox will help buffer the acid already in your stomach. For my patients having indigestion I usually recommend a drug like Zantac (ranitidine) taken as instructed on package insert along with an antacid like Maalox taken after each meal and at bedtime. ...Read more

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When to use maalox ? And why?

When to use maalox ? And why?

Maalox: Maalox is used for the relief of heartburn. The contents which is calcium carbonate neutralizes the acids present in the stomach. ...Read more

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Can you take raintidine and maalox and hour from each other?

Can you take raintidine and maalox and hour from each other?

Yes, just make sure: the Maalox went in first. H2 blockers, which is an antihistamine, such as Ranitidine can reduce the absorption rate of other medicines in your intestines, therefore to make sure you get maximum effect from each medication, take the Maalox first. ...Read more

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Will maalox cause c. Diff?

Will maalox cause c. Diff?

No: There is no evidence that maalox causes c. Diff. Antibiotics are associated with the development of c. Diff. ...Read more

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Ranitidine and maalox safe to take together?

I think so...: ...though it may be overkill, or not. Maalox acts very quickly, whereas ranitidine must be absorbed into the bloodstream and then travel through the circulation to the parietal cells in the stomach where it blocks the H2 receptor. Making a long story short: Maalox can provide immediate relief of dyspepsia while you're waiting for the more sustained effects of ranitidine to occur. ...Read more

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