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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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. Sandra Lora Cremers
47 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

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Aluminum Hydroxide And Magnesium Hydroxide (Definition)

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