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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.

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

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Antacid (Definition)

Antacids are a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug, common ...Read more


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And I was wondering if I could take riopan?

And I was wondering if I could take riopan?

Antacid: Riopan is an antacid that is used to treat indigestion or stomach upset. You can ask your doctor if it is an appropriate choice for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Do antacids deplete b12?

Do antacids deplete b12?

Often: Antacids may interfere with B12 absorption. The worst are the strong acid blockers like Prilosec and nexium (esomeprazole).. See the book "could it be b12". ...Read more

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Is domperidone an antacid?

Is domperidone an antacid?

NO: It increases peristalsis of the stomach (aids emptying) and intestine. Here is a good review article: inhttp://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/domperidone-oral-route/description/drg-20063481 Not to be confused with Dom Perignone ...Read more

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How is milk considered an antacid?

How is milk considered an antacid?

Alkaline: Milk has an alkaline ph. Therefore, by definition, it is the antithesis of acid - an antacid. This helps neutralize some acid. ...Read more

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Could you take antacid for a growling stomache?

Could you take antacid for a growling stomache?

Yes.: You can try it. If the antacids help temporarily, then your problem is related to stomach acid. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is Nexium (esomeprazole) an antacid?

No: Nexium (esomeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor. H2 Blockers (Zantac, Tagament) also reduce the amount of acid in your stomach and considered antacids. ...Read more

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Is reglan (metoclopramide) an antacid?

Is reglan (metoclopramide) an antacid?

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 more

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Magaldrate (Definition)

Magaldrate is an antacid which is a kind of ...Read more