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Is there a certain amount of time I should wait in between taking rolaids and medication or OTC meds? I'm wondering if it interferes with absorption?
No specific time: You are right that OTC Roland's could interfere with the Absorption of certain medications but there is no specific time you should wait- as a rule of thumb try not to go over the daily maximal dose which is 12 tabs daily. ...Read more
Best recommended OTC drug for random heartburn? No prilosec. Tums (calcium carbonate) and rolaids make me vomit. Nothing to chew. Rather a preventative than an as needed.
How about behaviors?: Assuming you have tried ranitidine (otc), here are some thoughts. Heartburn is caused by acidic stomach contents sloshing up into the less protected esophagus, and it can be brought on by acidic or spicy foods, alcohol, coffee, etc. If you are overweight or pregnant, you are more prone to heartburn because of the greater pressure in your belly. Eating late at night may bring it on, as can smoking. ...Read more
Can I take prevacid (lansoprazole) and rolaids at the same time, or do I need to wait a certain amount of time in between?
I currently take aciphex (rabeprazole) and was wondering do I have to wait a certain amount of time after taking aciphex (rabeprazole) before I take rolaids?
Best to wait 2 hours: to take rolaids.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probably not: Rolaids is an antacid that neutralizes the acid already present in your stomach. It does not alter the volume of gastric acid production, does not alter the rate of gastric emptying, does not affect the emesis center of the brain, and does not alter either esophageal function nor the tone of the lower esophageal sphincter. Vomiting, if recurrent or persistent, deserves medical evaluation. ...Read more
Yes: You can take Rolaids now. Tomorrow take your pill with food in the morning (but not with any dairy products, like milk, ice cream, or yogurt, which can affect absorption). Take Rolaids 30 minutes before and 1 hour after that meal and as needed during the day. Avoid caffeine and other spicy foods or those that usually give you heartburn, too. Hopefully it will not bother your stomach this way. ...Read more
Is it okay to take rolaids in between my morning and nightly dose of Zantac (ranitidine) during pregnancy? Just taking Zantac (ranitidine) alone doesn't seem to work.
Depends...: What are you treating? If just indigestion, then antacids consumed 1 ; 3 hours after a meal and at bedtime may be helpful in the majority of patients, but may be too high a dose for a pregnant one. Don't know what your zantac (ranitidine) dose is either, ; perhaps with consent from your obstetrician this medication can be optimized. Stick with gerd diet and behavior restrictions (see prior healthtap answers. ...Read more
Possible: It may help with some relief.Get a more detailed answer ›
yes: It is ok to take them together. ...Read more
I use azor (amlodipine and olmesartan) for my blood pressure can I use the new rolaids liquid for my acids?
Yes: Shouldn't be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
I take rolaids freq. For an ulcer i have. I take milk of magnesium when they don't work. Will this give an abnormal results of a lax stool test?
No: Get checked for h pylori which is the most common cause of these symptoms. ...Read more
Recently my stomach has been making loud gurgling noises. These occur even after eating. Tried products like mylanta, rolaids etc. What else to do?
See below: These noises are common and considered normal. If pain begins, see your family doctor. ...Read more