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Taking omeprazole-20 twice and Magaldrate antacid but still have gas at midnight which awakes me.What can I add for midnight gas problem? Pls. advise.
Neither are for gas: Both of the agents aim at ?ing acid, omeprazole by ?secretion from stomach parietal cells, magaldrate by neutralizing acid already secreted. Gas is mostly swallowed air; very little, if any, produced from digestion; some exceptions for bacteria in colon. Options: ?ed swallowed air, avoid carbonated drinks, exercise/walk in evening, try simethicone, etc. Subconscious, dream activity a major issue. ...Read more
No: Antacids are buffers that bind to acid in the stomach. They are available over the counter. Reglan (metoclopramide) is Metoclopramide which is a medication that is typically prescribed by a doctor and is used to promote stomach emptying in patients, typically diabetics. Nerve damage to the stomach may lead to gastroparesis in these patients which slows output from the stomach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer