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Smooth Antacid Medication
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
Does taking antacids before or after medication prevent the meds from being absorbed into your system?
Generally, yes: Generally, there should be no problem combining antacids and sleeeping pills. ...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
Upper right side Gnawing abdominal colicy pain not relieved by antacids or medication worth a trip to a&e?
Right side abd pain: Several possibilities. One possible cause could be gall bladder disease with gall bladder stones. You should call your doctor for a checkup. ...Read more
Feel sick to my stomach every time I eat meat even taking antacids as well as stomach - coating medication?
Get evaluated please: It's normal to be concerned about your health, and to worry why you feel bad. The possibilities are numerous--ranging from acid reflux (i.e., heartburn) or a peptic ulcer to pancreatic or biliary disease & even stress. Alarm signs include weight loss, bleeding, recurrent vomiting, significant tenderness. Whatever the cause, you're appropriately anxious about it and should seek help from a doctor. ...Read more
I am experiencing chest tightness, chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing) (better by: antacid medications) (side: both) (severit?
Question cut off: Please resubmit and include pertinent info and specific question. ...Read more
Can antacid medication like Tums (calcium carbonate) damage your stomach if your stomach is not having any high level of acidity in the stomach?
Not likely: You would have to take a lot of Tums (calcium carbonate) to cause any problems...And that would be because of the calcium, not the low acid. ...Read more
I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (better by: anti-inflammatory medication, antacids, rest) (quality: burning or stinging) (side: left) (...
A little too vague: It sounds like you might have GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux) wherein some of your stomach contents goes back up into your esophagus. The laymen's term for it is "heartburn" though it has nothing to do with the heart. Simplest way to confirm that is to get a bottle of a liquid antacid and gulp it down (1 -2 capfulls) as soon as it happens again and if U get almost immediate relief, voila. ...Read more
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 am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (better by: anti-inflammatory medication, antacids) (quality: burning or stinging) (side: left) (worsened by: pressing on chest, taking deep breaths) (severity: mild), feeling anxious (worsened by: emotional str
What to do if I am taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg and it says not to take antacids, iron or vitamins, do you think its okay to take nght time sleep aid with this medication?
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) & sleep aid?: Well, it says no antacids, iron, or vitamins. While you don't specify which sleep aid you take, it's unlikely to contain antacids, iron, or vitamins. To be certain, however, check the label of your sleep aid & obtain the name or active ingredient & ring ur pharmacist and/or MD. Always tell each of ur prescribers all meds ur taking, including over the counter meds/supplements for proper counsel! :) ...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 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 more
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
Yes you can if neede: Yes you can if you need it for some relief as directed. ...Read more
I'm on day 1 of taking Omeprazole for chronic acid reflux but it hasn't started working yet. Is it safe to additionally take antacids with this drug?
Yes: Go ahead and take the antacids especially if you know it works. It can take awhile to get relief. The inflammation can take several months to heal. Also don't smoke or use nicotine, caffeine or decaf coffee, reduce to an optimal weight and elevate the head of your bed 4-6 inches on an incline so that the acid at night stays away form the esophagus. The body makes the most acid at night ...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
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
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