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Depends on…: Frequency & severity of symptoms: mild, occasional heartburn can be relieved by otc antacids (tums/rolaids/mylanta/gaviscon). More frequent/severe may require otc h2 acid blocker (zantac/axid/tagamet/pepcid). Severe/frequent symptoms: try otc/rx ppi (prilosec/prevacid/protonix). Dietary changes help, too: no caffeine/soda, fried/fatty foods, spicy foods, onions, acidic foods (tomatoes, lemon, lime. ...Read more
I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (better by: antacid medications) (side: both) (severity: mild) (quality: sensation of pressure or heavi...
Chest distress: These symptoms can indicate mild inflammation of the esophagus, esophageal motility disorder or hiatal hernia. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about diagnosis, dietary advice or advisability of undergoing any diagnostic procedures like barium swallow, gastroscopy or chest X-Ray. ...Read more
I am experiencing chest tightness, chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing) (better by: antacid medications) (side: both) (severit?
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Can antacid medication like Tums (calcium carbonate) damage your stomach if your stomach is not having any high level of acidity in the stomach?
I am experiencing irregular heartbeat, arm pain and chest pain or discomfort (better by: antacid medications, rest) (side: left) (severity: mild) for around a week. ?
I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (worsened by: after deep breaths, after trauma, after sudden movements, applying pressure on the chest, bending forward) (quality: sensation of tearing pain) (severity: moderate) (better by: antacid medications,
Chest pain : If you have chest discomfort which lasts for more than a few minutes and is concerning to you, you should seek immediate medical attention. There are many causes of chest pain and some are not serious but coronary syndromes and pulmonary emboli can be fatal so please get checked out right away. ...Read more
I have never had any allergic reactions to my medications. I'm taking azithromycin and only have 2 days left but this morning I took it with Prilosec and Imodium! I know antacids are not suppose to be but Prilosec is not an antacid. Would this cause my li
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How to know which kind of medication i should take for occasional stomach pain, an antacid like maalox or a anti-spasmodic like buscopan?
Stomach pain: First we should determine the cause of the stomach pain. Many patients have stomach pain because of diet related issues, others from inflammation, genetics, virus, bacteria, etc. Have you tried a no-gluten, very low carbohydrate diet before? If now, start this first. You may find you will no longer need meds. Do you smoke? Where do you work? Work with chemicals? Consult with us to help you better. ...Read more
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
I am experiencing gastrointestinal disturbances, abdominal pain (worsened by: after meal) (severity: mild) , chest pain or discomfort (better by: antacid medications, rest) (side: both) (time frame: gradual) (worsened by: bending forward) (severity: mode
Dairy free diet:
have you seen a doctor?
After 6-8 weeks,trial of gluten free diet can be tried.
Take good quality probiotics. ...Read more
I am experiencing vomiting, chest pain or discomfort (better by: antacid medications, rest) (side: left) (severity: mild) and sore throat.
Need more info: How bad is it? Is the pain on the surface at the rib or deep in the chest? Does it come and go or change with coughing? Does it move? Does it radiate anywhere else? What makes it worse? Activity? Eating? Breathing? Did you injure yourself? Is it improving or worsening or the same.Other symptoms? Fevers? Chills? If worsening or a/w shortness of breath see an md. If severe call 911. ...Read more
My Friend is experiencing stomach upset, food getting stuck (swallowing), difficulty swallowing (worsened by: swallowing hot liquids) , abdominal pain (generalized) and chest pain or discomfort (better by: antacid medications) (side: both) (quality: stin
After meals if . . .: Take antacids such as calcium carbonate after meals if you notice heartburn. If you can, avoid those foods that make it worse. Stop smoking. Keep alcohol to a minimum. Stay upright as long as possible after meals. If antacids aren't enough, consider h2 blockers like ranitidine. Failing that, consider proton pump inhibitors (ppis) like omeprazole. Go see your family doc if symptoms persist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have been experiencing heartbourn for years now always managing it with some antacid drugs, now am felling bladder palpitation, pls help?
Keep Antacids at hom: GERD is a chronic condition and life long. So you should use an antacid as needed. Choose the one that provides you the best relief and then keep a generous supply at home and use it as needed. Most people need one dose daily or at least every other day. You should find out by trial and error. ...Read more
Sir, for my normal gas problem can I take renitidine while on isotretinion for acne? If not which group of antacid will be best for me during the drug
U can take: Ranitidine(histamine 2 blocker) or any antacid (mylanta, maalox) with Isotretinoin without any drug interaction. Don't take the antacid and Isotretinoin at the same time or space them apart by at least 4 hours so that the absorption of the latter won't be affected. Take care! http://www.Greenmedinfo.Com/blog/11-herbs-used-traditional-acne-remedies. ...Read more
I am 26 yr female.I have pain in left lower abdomen near pelvis region from last 2 days.I took anaspas & antacid drugs but no relief.Still paining....?
Call your doc: Could be a bunch of things, some are GI related, some are gyn, or urinary tract. Some could be serious-call your doc. ...Read more
How can the therapeutic effects of antacid drugs, h2 blockers, proton pump inhibitor drugs, misoprostol?
Question?: I'm not sure I fully understand what your question is? The drugs you listed all help with symptoms of GERD or stomach ulcers, and they have different means by which they help patients with these problems. The safest and easiest to take are antacids and H2 blockers. Please consider rephrasing your question more specifically. ...Read more
For what purpose?: Check out https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/791473-does-bladder-q-help-for-intersistial-cystisis for previous Q&A re Bladder Q. As noted by other physicians, there's no study demonstrating any benefit. Then check out http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-77426/prelief-oral/details# re Prelief. Absolutely no info available. Caveat emptor. ...Read more
What is a proper dosage for prelief? Should I take it everyday or only when eating certain foods?
2 tablets: you take it with the acid foods that give you symptoms. you can take 2 with each meal, snack, beverage. you can take more if necessary. for best relief, take daily. ...Read more