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Tums (calcium carbonate): are an antacid (chemically neutralizes acid) Zantac (ranitidine) PREVENTS the effect of acid by blocking the RECEPTOR sites and finally PRILOSEC and other :Purple pills stop the release of acid altogether! They can be taken together AFTER a complete evaluation by your Primary Care Provider/Gastroeneterologist! since heartburn bad enough to require more than ONE of these needs diagnostic study! Hope this help ...Read more
Regarding my reflux do I need nissen surgery, or continue using Nexium (esomeprazole) with diet & healthy foods. No chocolate, fried food, acids, alcohol, etc...
Reflux: Foods that can trigger gerd: fatty or fried foods, coffee, tea, alcohol, spicy foods, oranges and other citrus fruits, tomatoes, onions, carbonated beverages, chocolate and mint. Foods that help prevent gerd: leafy greens, melons, bananas, oatmeal, tofu, fennel, parsley, and rice. ...Read more
Yes: Try small meals, low fat, with minimum of liquids consumed with the meal. Add Amino Acid supplement glutamate. Sometimes adding a tablespoon of cider vinegar before the meal helps the digestion of fats. Be sure you have been tested for diabetes or bowel disorders if the problem is long-standing. Your doctor can help you track your success and failures, and advise further testing. ...Read more
Post Whipple so must take antacids and enzymes. guidance says avoid calcium carbonate and magnesium hydroxide antacids. Any alternatives please?
Alternatives: The problem is most antacids are from the 2 chemicals but you can use Gaviscon which is a little different and so could be used without over use. However I do not know if you can use meds or are on the H2 receptor blockers (Zantac, Pepcid, (famotidine) Axid) These can help with the heartburn as well. You can try these and see. I hope it is some help but depends on your provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reflux: Avoid spices, tomato sauce, fried food, sodas, cafeine, and fluid before bed time. ...Read more
Is it safe for my 10year old child to take tums (calcium carbonate) for some stomach pain after eating some spicy chips?
Is green apples ok for lpr or acid reflux . Also is apple juice ok for lpr can't drink water with meals?
Here's a link...: http://www.aboutgerd.org/diet-lifestyle-changes/diet-changes-for-gerd.htmlGet a more detailed answer ›
I'm 11 weeks pregnant with bad heartburn or acid reflux is Tums (calcium carbonate) safe to take?
Yes: Tums is typically what i tell pregnant women with heartburn to start with, as it also gets you extra calcium, which is good in pregnancy unless you are at risk for kidney stones. If that doesn't help, many patients find relief with over the counter pepcid (famotidine). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pancakes & GERD.: The main thing that concerns me about pancakes in this context would be the size of your breakfast. Pancakes are usually the main part of a large breakfast, and large meals can trigger reflux. Using a citrus product on them, like an orange marmalade, could trigger reflux as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a more natural alternative for nexium, (esomeprazole) besides prilosec, omeprazole or any other p.P.I medication, i'm highly allergic to them..Thanx?
Careful: There are many natural alternatives to treating gerd, but make sure your physician is aware of what you are trying. Here is a link to just a few options. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/11/29/natural-remedies-for-acid-reflux/. ...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
Gastroenteritis: Depends on the age or if there are any other medical conditions present including the use of other medication. Children most doctors don't prescribe medication and let the illness run its course for risk of causing decrease intestinal movement( ileus ) and causing a toxic colon. In adults with no other medication or no illnesses there are multiple otc medication to take including Imodium (loperamide) or pepto. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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