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Dr. Margaret Bia
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Cimetidine (Definition)

Cimetidine is a H2 receptor blocker which is a kind of ...Read more


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Will maalox cause c. Diff?

Will maalox cause c. Diff?

No: There is no evidence that maalox causes c. Diff. Antibiotics are associated with the development of c. Diff. ...Read more

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Ranitidine and maalox safe to take together?

Ranitidine and maalox safe to take together?

I think so...: ...though it may be overkill, or not. Maalox acts very quickly, whereas ranitidine must be absorbed into the bloodstream and then travel through the circulation to the parietal cells in the stomach where it blocks the H2 receptor. Making a long story short: Maalox can provide immediate relief of dyspepsia while you're waiting for the more sustained effects of ranitidine to occur. ...Read more

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Can you take maalox while on nexium (esomeprazole)?

Can you take maalox while on nexium (esomeprazole)?

Maalox: Yes. If you need extra help with heartburn take Tums (calcium carbonate) or Maalox but not on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take maalox suspension and buscopan tablet at the same time?

Decreases absorption: Buscopan absorption will be decreased by maalox, and you might not get the full benefit from buscopan. ...Read more

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I took a Zantac (ranitidine) 150 (generic) how long should I wait to take Maalox?

Immediately: Zantac (ranitidine) will decrease acid production and Maalox will help buffer the acid already in your stomach. For my patients having indigestion I usually recommend a drug like Zantac (ranitidine) taken as instructed on package insert along with an antacid like Maalox taken after each meal and at bedtime. ...Read more

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When to use maalox? And why?

When to use maalox? And why?

Maalox: Maalox is used for the relief of heartburn. The contents which is calcium carbonate neutralizes the acids present in the stomach. ...Read more

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What is the use of tagamet (cimetidine)?

What is the use of tagamet (cimetidine)?

Reduces stomach acid: Tagamet (cimetidine) reduces production of stomach acid through blocking h2 receptors on the gastric parietal cell. This helps reduce aid indigestion / heartburn and can help heal erosions of the lining of either the esophagus or stomach. The h2 blockers are not as potent as the proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about tagamet 300 (cimetidine)?

Stomach acid reducer: Tagamet (cimetidine) is one of the older drugs used for stomach and duodenal ulcers. Before tagamet (cimetidine) persons on occasion had to have part of their stomach surgically removed to treat ulcers. Tagamet (cimetidine) significantly reduced stomach acid production allowing the ulcer to heal. It is not quite as strong for a better word as say Prilosec which blocks all acid production but at a low cost tagamet (cimetidine) 300 may be just fine. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about taking tagamet 300 (cimetidine)?

Can you tell me about taking tagamet 300 (cimetidine)?

An old acid blocker: Tagamet (cimetidine), Zantac (ranitidine), Pepcid (famotidine) are H2-receptor blockers, introduced by prescription in late 70's/early 80's. All reduce acid production dose-dependently, & promote drug tolerance (requiring increasing doses of drug to block increasing # of receptors with chronic use). OTC dosing is a fraction of original prescription doses. Similar side effects, efficacy, duration. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's unsafe to split tagamet 300 (cimetidine) in half?

Probably okay: The original tagamet (cimetidine) was 150 mg the 300 is a double strength. Its best to ask your physician who prescribed it but if this is simply for acid reflux or occasional gastritis its probably safe. ...Read more

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Will mylanta or Maalox help with chronic nauseous?

Will mylanta or Maalox help with chronic nauseous?

Find symptom's cause: Nausea may be GI-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary & pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems. Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, & even reaction to stress. Antacids just neutralize acid. ...Read more

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10mg citalopram safe to take with tagamet (cimetidine)?

Should be okay: I think that the combination of citalopram 10 mg with tagamet (cimetidine) should be okay. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Can I give Pepcid (famotidine) and tagamet at the same time?

Pepcid (famotidine) & Tagamet: These drugs work exactly the same way. There would be no reason why Pepcid (famotidine) and tagamet should be taken together. Famotidine (pepcid) is the preferred drug because tagamet has a number of significant drug interactions. ...Read more

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I take maalox for acid reflux. How can I get over it faster?

I take maalox for acid reflux. How can I get over it faster?

Family practice: Maalox helps to coat the stomach. It may temporarily alter ph but you may need something that actually refuses acid production. You may be developing an ulcer so should see a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Could it be right that tagamet (cimetidine) helps with shingles?

Could it be right that tagamet (cimetidine) helps with shingles?

Tagamet (cimetidine): I have not heard of any good clinical evidence that tagament has been indicated for the treatment of shingles. ...Read more

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What is the difference between tagamet (cimetidine) and Pepcid (famotidine)?

Very little: Tagamet (cimetidine), Zantac (ranitidine), Pepcid (famotidine) are h2-receptor blockers, introduced by prescription in late 70's/early 80's. All reduce acid production dose-dependently, & promote drug tolerance (requiring increasing doses of drug to block increasing # of receptors with chronic use). Otc dosing is a fraction of original prescription doses. Similar side effects, efficacy, duration. ...Read more

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I take dexliant 60mg at night for gerd. I have flair ups and was wondering if it was ok to take maalox for faster relief when the flair ups happen.

I take dexliant 60mg at night for gerd. I have flair ups and was wondering if it was ok to take maalox for faster relief when the flair ups happen.

Be observant: Maalox contains aluminum which can complex with phosphate. Plain calcium carbonate like Tums or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) can both neutralize stomach acid. It is useful to determine what triggers flares and avoid the triggers. Sometimes doing moves to treat hiatal hernia prevents the need for anti-acids. Eating small frequent meals helps as well. ...Read more

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How long does maalox take to work?

Maalox again: Only a few minutes but the effect is temporary. ...Read more

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Can you take raintidine and maalox and hour from each other?

Can you take raintidine and maalox and hour from each other?

Yes, just make sure: The Maalox went in first. H2 blockers, which is an antihistamine, such as Ranitidine can reduce the absorption rate of other medicines in your intestines, therefore to make sure you get maximum effect from each medication, take the Maalox first. ...Read more

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Does maalox contain bismuth subsalicylate?

Does maalox contain bismuth subsalicylate?

No: It does not. There a few different maalox preparations containing aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, simethicone or calcium carbonate. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Tagamet (Definition)

Tagamet is a H2 receptor blocker which is a kind of ...Read more