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What helps indigestion? I already took pepto bismol and still feel uncomfortable right below the chest bone. No other gastro disease except gerd.

What helps indigestion? I already took pepto bismol and still feel uncomfortable right below the chest bone. No other gastro disease except gerd.

Indigestion relief: If the indigestion is due to gerd, avoiding fatty food, eating small frequent meals, and avoiding foods that make one feel worse may help to relieve symptoms. Proton pump inhibitors (ppis) such as Prilosec (omeprazole) or Nexium (esomeprazole) may help as well. Seeing a physician is recommended. If chest pain, shortness of breath or severe symptoms, go to the emergency room asap. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more


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Having terrible heartburn..I take 20mg Prilosec prescribed everyday.. Today its not helping.Can i take pepto bismol? I've already taken my prilosec?

Having terrible heartburn..I take 20mg Prilosec prescribed everyday.. Today its not helping.Can i take pepto bismol? I've already taken my prilosec?

Needs an EGD: Persistent heartburn while on Omeprazole (prilosec) or other acid blockers needs further testing. Symptoms may be gastric or duodenal ulcers, h pylori infection, hiatal herna, esophageal erosion or ulcers, tumor causing increased acid production and rarely gastric cancer. Avoid the peptobismal and see your familydoctor. ...Read more

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I am taking prednisone & augmentin and have severe heartburn. Took pepto-bismol 1hour ago w/ no relief. Can I take something else and how soon?

I am taking prednisone &  augmentin and have severe heartburn. Took pepto-bismol 1hour ago w/ no relief. Can I take something else and how soon?

Irritants: Both of those medications can irritate the stomach lining and should be taken with food. In addition,it's protective to take prilosec when on prednisone to guard against ulcer formation. Try an antacid like mylanta to relieve your current symptoms. The same effects and precautions apply to the esophagus. ...Read more

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What to take for long lasting indigestion, pepto bismol, gas x, and rolaids haven't worked. Has lasted for 5 days.

What to take for long lasting indigestion, pepto bismol, gas x, and rolaids haven't worked. Has lasted for 5 days.

See GI MD: 5 days is just too long for "indigestion". The possibilities are numerous but include ulcer disease and gallbladder issues for starters... ...Read more

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Can i take pepto bismol for my upset stomach, diahrrea, nausea etc. If i'm taking Prilosec for gerd?

Can i take pepto bismol for my upset stomach, diahrrea, nausea etc. If i'm taking Prilosec for gerd?

No interactions: There were no interactions found in our database between pepto-bismol maximum strength and Prilosec otc however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Does Pepto (pink liquid) reduce acid reflux? My stomach is fine, I just feel acid in my lower neck. It gets this way when I'm having a bad GERD day.

Does Pepto (pink liquid) reduce acid reflux?  My stomach is fine, I just feel acid in my lower neck.  It gets this way when I'm having a bad GERD day.

Doesn't help.: Bismuth products such as Pepto-Bismol do not help with acid reflux. You might want to consider taking antacids such as Tums or Mylanta instead of Pepto-Bismol. Also avoiding any particular foods which cause you to have acid reflux is important. Avoiding caffeine and alcohol is important too. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Definition)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD or heartburn, is a condition where acid secreted by the stomach makes its way up into the esophagus. Common symptoms include burning upper abdominal pain after eating and a sour ...Read more


Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is also known as Heartburn. Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more