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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Antacid (Definition)

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


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Pressure on chest right in the middle. Have taken antacids but didn't work?

Pressure on chest right in the middle. Have taken antacids but didn't work?

Chest pain: If you have taken antacids, you need to see a physician to evaluate the condition. Chest pain at your age could be many things from muscular, joints, acid reflux and also heart issues. ...Read more

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What causes my stomach to gurgle and gas when I lay down. Taking pantaloc doesn't seem to work. I take some antacid at night. What can I do?

What causes my stomach to gurgle and gas when I lay down. Taking pantaloc doesn't seem to work. I take some antacid at night.
What can I do?

Probiotics: Try taking a probiotic supplement and looking at your diet. There are many foods that cause excessive gas - beans, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, chewing gum, milk products. See this website: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gas-and-gas-pains/in-depth/gas-and-gas-pains/art-20044739 ...Read more

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Diagnosed with gastritis. Can't take ppis or h2blockers due to side effects. Will Tums (calcium carbonate) or another antacid work as well? Thank you.

Diagnosed with gastritis. Can't take ppis or h2blockers due to side effects. Will Tums (calcium carbonate) or another antacid work as well? Thank you.

Yes: How was the diagnosis made?Depending on presence of h pylori or not, you may need in addition antibiotics. Avoid nsaids and smoking . The brief diagnosis use of protons inhibitors or h2 blockers are relatively safe. ...Read more

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pain in my chest where my stomach and rib cage are. feels like something is stuck in my stomach i took antacids but doesnt work burping all day long?

 pain in my chest where my stomach and rib cage are. feels like something is stuck in my stomach i took antacids but doesnt work burping all day long?

Time to see Dr.: Since you have tried the OTC meds and I assume are watching your diet, it is time to see the Dr. You may have worsening GERD, a Hiatal hernia, an ulcer issues, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I've taken every antacid med ppis,h2s,tums,maalox,aciphex (rabeprazole) on now. Nothing has helped my reflux; Except one day I figured out that Benadryl works. Why?

I've taken every antacid med ppis,h2s,tums,maalox,aciphex (rabeprazole) on now. Nothing has helped my reflux; Except one day I figured out that Benadryl works. Why?

Histamine receptors: Are of different types, H1, blocked by antihistamines and are responsible for allergic reactions, H2 are responsible for gastric acid secretions, also H3 receptors found in the CNS, . Whether benadryl (diphenhydramine) worked and blocked the histamine receptors in your stomach, or you may be having another problem , that's yet to be found. Good that you had a remedy for now, tell your gastroenterologist about it ...Read more

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I feel like I have a burning lump of fire stuck in my chest and throat. No antacid medication works! The burning gets worse and then my shoulder hurts?

I feel like I have a burning lump of fire stuck in my chest and throat. No antacid medication works! The burning gets worse and then my shoulder hurts?

Chest Fire: You need to consult with the doctors in the Emergency room and get this sorted out but you need to be seen. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tums (Definition)

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