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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Mylanta (Overview)

Mylanta is an antacid which is a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug).


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What is in mylanta that makes it work?

What is in mylanta that makes it work?

MYLANTA ingredients: Mylanta has 3 active ingredients :
aluminum hydroxide -antacid works by neutralizing protons (acid) and
magnesium hydroxide -antacid works by neutralizing protons (acid) and
simethicone -antigas =is an anti-foaming agent that decreases the surface tension of gas bubbles (it does not stop gas from forming, however) usual dose: over 12 years: take 2-4 teaspoonfuls between meals. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
54 Doctors shared insights

Mylanta (Overview)

Mylanta is an antacid which is a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug).


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What drug is in mylanta that makes it work?

What drug is in mylanta that makes it work?

Antacid: The aluminum hydroxide salt in mylanta neutralizes the acid in the stomach. ...Read more

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Is mylanta safe to take any time during pregnancy? I have really bad heartburn & Tums (calcium carbonate) really doesn't help. Thank you!

Is mylanta safe to take any time during pregnancy? I have really bad heartburn & Tums (calcium carbonate) really doesn't help. Thank you!

No data.: Simethicone, or mylanta gas, has not been studied for adverse pregnancy effects. There is a similar agent that did not cause any adverse effects on rabbit pregnancies, though. ...Read more

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Dear, Can I take Peppermint Oil 187mg (0.2ml) capsule with Mylanta antacid together or half an hour apart. Please answer. Thanks?

Likely yes: Those two items do not have substantially known or studied interactions. That being said, it is always wise to be careful when taking multiple medications and observe yourself for side effects. ...Read more

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Can you take Advil (ibuprofen) and mylanta together?

Can you take Advil (ibuprofen) and mylanta together?

No: It isn't harmful to take them together. It is NOT the case that they'll interact badly and cause side effects. But the Mylanta could interfere with the absorption of the Advil. For you pharmacists in the crowd, the Mylanta may significantly change the area under the plasma concentration-time curve for the ibuprofen. It is best to take your other meds at least a half hour before any antacid. ...Read more

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Can I mix Claritin (loratadine) with mylanta?

Can I mix Claritin (loratadine) with mylanta?

Yes: Claritin is a brand name of loratadine, a second generation antihistaminic. Loratadine absorption is not affected if taken with foods, actually seems to be increased. Mixing with mylanta is not expected to be disadvantageous. ...Read more

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What is in mylanta that makes it work?

MYLANTA ingredients: Mylanta has 3 active ingredients :
aluminum hydroxide -antacid works by neutralizing protons (acid) and
magnesium hydroxide -antacid works by neutralizing protons (acid) and
simethicone -antigas =is an anti-foaming agent that decreases the surface tension of gas bubbles (it does not stop gas from forming, however) usual dose: over 12 years: take 2-4 teaspoonfuls between meals. ...Read more

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What drug is in mylanta that makes it work?

Antacid: The aluminum hydroxide salt in mylanta neutralizes the acid in the stomach. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after taking mylanta before I drink anything?

Zero minutes: There is no reason to not drink...go ahead and drink plenty of fluids! With respect to alcohol - would wait 24 hours as this is possibly the cause of your heartburn and upset stomach! ...Read more

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Does Mylanta affect the way diabetic drugs work in your body as far as how they work?

Mylanta: Mylanta is unlikely to be related to diabetes. If you have symptoms that are of concern to you, a visit to your doctor would be in order.
You can also go online and learn what the effects of Mylanta would be. Most often very helpful. ...Read more

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Can I take Mylanta with Amoxicillin?

Can I take Mylanta with Amoxicillin?

Not at the same time: You can be taking both amoxicillin and Mylanta but they should be taken at least an hour apart. This is to be sure that there is adequate absorption of the amoxicillin. A good regimen would be to take the Mylanta either two hours before or one hour after taking the amoxicillin. ...Read more

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Can I mix Claritin (loratadine) with mylanta?

Yes: Claritin is a brand name of loratadine, a second generation antihistaminic. Loratadine absorption is not affected if taken with foods, actually seems to be increased. Mixing with mylanta is not expected to be disadvantageous. ...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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Will Mylanta affect my Coreg (carvedilol) if I take them close to the same time?

Will Mylanta affect my Coreg (carvedilol) if I take them close to the same time?

Mylanta and Coreg (carvedilol): 67 year old lady with question about how to take her Coreg with Mylanta. This is an excellent question.
Mylanta is calcium carbonate, when ingested simultaneously with carvedilol, it will block the absorption of carvedilol and lower levels. Therefore, take the Mylanta 2 full hours before taking your Coreg. Consult your pharmacist for all drug interactions. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Mylanta allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Mylanta allergy?

Mylanta allergy: Mylanta is an antacid used in the treatment of heartburn or upset stomach. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-15586-5123/mylanta-oral/aluminum-magnesium-antacid-oral/details ...Read more

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Does Mylanta include aluminum and are they water soluable?

Does Mylanta include aluminum and are they water soluable?

Not chemically: Mylanta suspension contains aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide. These compounds aren't water soluble which is one reason you need to shake the bottle before pouring it out. However aluminum hydroxide is no more like aluminum than rust is like iron. Aluminum hydroxide is a complex molecule whereas aluminum is an element. I hope that answers your question. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take mylanta if I also take zoloft (sertraline)?

Is it ok to take mylanta if I also take zoloft (sertraline)?

You should be fine: Looking them up in a database just to be super sure, there appear to be no significant interactions between regular strength mylanta and zoloft (sertraline). You might still get side effects from either medication individually but it seems you don't need to worry too much about a possible interaction. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Aluminum Hydroxide And Magnesium Hydroxide (Definition)

Aluminum hydroxide/magnesium hydroxide is an antacid which is a kind of ...Read more