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How Fast Does Maalox Work
No: You might be thinking of gastric ulcers. ...Read more
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
Maalox: Maalox is less likely to cause diarrhea. ...Read more
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
Decreases absorption: Buscopan absorption will be decreased by maalox, and you might not get the full benefit from buscopan. ...Read more
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
I'm 9 weeks preganant and would like to know if I can take an anti acid of maalox for the nausau? If I can't what can I take to help
Yes you can: Yes you can take malox for nausea. ...Read more
Find symptom's cause: Nausea may be GI-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary & pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems. Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, & even reaction to stress. Antacids just neutralize acid. ...Read more
Family practice: Maalox helps to coat the stomach. It may temporarily alter ph but you may need something that actually refuses acid production. You may be developing an ulcer so should see a GI specialist. ...Read more
I take dexliant 60mg at night for gerd. I have flair ups and was wondering if it was ok to take maalox for faster relief when the flair ups happen.
Be observant: Maalox contains aluminum which can complex with phosphate. Plain calcium carbonate like Tums or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) can both neutralize stomach acid. It is useful to determine what triggers flares and avoid the triggers. Sometimes doing moves to treat hiatal hernia prevents the need for anti-acids. Eating small frequent meals helps as well. ...Read more
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