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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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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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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?

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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Can you take maalox while on nexium (esomeprazole)?

Can you take maalox while on nexium (esomeprazole)?

Maalox: Yes. If you need extra help with heartburn take Tums (calcium carbonate) or Maalox but not on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take maalox suspension and buscopan tablet at the same time?

Decreases absorption: Buscopan absorption will be decreased by maalox, and you might not get the full benefit from buscopan. ...Read more

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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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Will mylanta or Maalox help with chronic nauseous?

Will mylanta or Maalox help with chronic nauseous?

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

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I take maalox for acid reflux. How can I get over it faster?

I take maalox for acid reflux. How can I get over it faster?

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

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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.

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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Does maalox contain bismuth subsalicylate?

Does maalox contain bismuth subsalicylate?

No: It does not. There a few different maalox preparations containing aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, simethicone or calcium carbonate. ...Read more