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How do heartburn medications work?

How do heartburn medications work?

Various methods: Simple antacids change the ph of the stomach contents making it less acid. Drugs histamine-2 blockers (pepcid) or proton pump inhibitors (prevacid) reduce acid by different mechanisms. Antiacids work quicker and "rebound" can occur and the heartburn can come back. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Antacid (Definition)

Antacids are a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug, common ...Read more


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How do beta-blockers work ?

How do beta-blockers work ?

See below: Debbie, Beta blockers act on the epinepherine (adrenaline) receptor. They block it, stopping the epi from attaching to it. The functional result is that they act to slow your heart rate and lower your blood pressure. They are excellent blood pressure medicines if you need them. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long do probiotics take to work?

How long do probiotics take to work?

Probiotics: They begin to work within the day of consumption. ...Read more

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How effectively do medications work for claustrophobia?

How effectively do medications work for claustrophobia?

Fair: Medications can relieve the symptoms of claustrophobia, but not the cause. Psychotherapy will help you eliminate or cope with the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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How long do anti UTI meds take to work?

How long do anti UTI meds take to work?

Depends site of infe: It depends on site of infection and the antibiotics used.If the culture shows sensitivity to certain antibiotic for lowe UTI it takes 7to10 days for infection to clear.But if the infection is high up in kidneys(pyelonephritis)you may need longer course of antibiotics 2weeks or more to clear the infection. ...Read more

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How long does maalox take to work?

Maalox again: Only a few minutes but the effect is temporary. ...Read more

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How long do I need to take medications for gerd?

How long do I need to take medications for gerd?

Hard to say: If your heartburn symptoms are infrequent and episodic, then likely no. If you have chronic symptoms however i.e. 3 or more attacks of reflux a week, then you may need to remain on maintenance therapy. Ask your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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How do 'tums' work?

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How do 'tums' work?

Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums is antacid made of sucrose (sugar) & calcium carbonate. It provides relief from acid indigestion & heartburn, by neutralizing stomach acid. ...Read more

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How do anti-depressants work?

How do anti-depressants work?

Antidepressants: By making neurotransmitters (norepinephrine, serotonin, dopamine) more available in brain by blocking their reuptake. For example, Prozac blocks serotonin reuptake, Cymbalta (duloxetine) blocks serotonin & norepinephrine reuptake. ...Read more

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How much time does mebeverine take to work for ibs?

How much time does mebeverine take to work for ibs?

R/O IBS: IBS = diagnosis of exclusion. SX can be managed You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . you also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should ditch to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Some see improvement in 2-6 wks ...Read more

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How do xenical pills work?

How do xenical pills work?

See below: Xenical works in the presence of dietary fat and reduces the absorption of dietary fat by approximately 30%. The body will naturally tap into existing body fat stores for energy, which will result in a loss of body fat provided a balanced diet and regular physical activity is undertaken. ...Read more

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How do medications work to treat bronchitis?

How do medications work to  treat bronchitis?

Acute? Chronic?: Acute bronchitis is caused by infection, usually either bacterial or viral. If there is a bacterial infection, antibiotics are used to eradicate it. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is typically treated with bronchodilators to relieve bronchospasm and steroid inhalers to reduce inflammation as well as smoking cessation to slow disease progression and prevent further complications. ...Read more

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How long do most antipsychotics take to work?

How long do most antipsychotics take to work?

2-3,weeks to start: Can get sedative side effects right away--when used to augment antidepressants 3-4 days ...Read more

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How long does magnesium supplements take to work?

How long does magnesium supplements take to work?

Magnesium Tablets: Magnesium is the relaxation mineral, as compared to calcium, which is the contraction mineral for muscles. I.V. magnesium starts working immediately. Oral magnesium has to be absorbed in the G.I. tract, which would vary person to person. Keep in mind that it can vary up to 8 fold from person to person how much magnesium a person needs, as well. ...Read more

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How do you think zolmitriptan will help?

How do you think  zolmitriptan will help?

For acute migraines: Zomig (zolmitriptan) is a medication that can help with acute migraine attacks. It comes in 3 different forms- tablets, nasal spray, and disintegrating tablets. Check with your physician which migraine medication is best for you. ...Read more

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How long does Nexium (esomeprazole) take to work?

How long does Nexium (esomeprazole) take to work?

48 hours: It takes a delayed-release proton pump inhibitor like Nexium (esomeprazole) that long to reduce acid enough in your stomach to be noticeable. ...Read more

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How much time does benzoyl peroxide take to work (acne medication)?

How much time does benzoyl peroxide take to work (acne medication)?

A few weeks: If you're not seeing good results by 2 weeks, or you're not clear in 4, get with your personal physician who can add something that will probably clear you. It may take as long as 8 weeks to get optimum results with just benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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Can pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) help gas and if it does how Long do does it take to work?

Can pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) help gas and if it does how Long do does it take to work?

Peptobismol: Bismuth sub salicylate has been stated to treat many gastrointestinal disorders. It is pink and you can buy it over the counter. It does contain aspirin which is absorbed. It does not specifically treat gas but slows down your bowel. It stars it helps indigestion and heartburn. It works rapidly within 15-30 minutes. It should not be given to children. It also interferes with other drugs. Best. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tums (Definition)

Tums is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more