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Can i take gas-x if I have gastritis?

Can i take gas-x if I have gastritis?

Yes: Gas-ex will relieve UGI gas but gastritis symptoms may be better relieved with antacids, h2-blockers or proton pump inhibitors. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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How fast does it take gas-x and beano to relieve gas?

How fast does it take gas-x and beano to relieve gas?

Fairly quickly: Usually within 6-8 hours depending upon one's transit time (how fast things move through one's intestine). ...Read more

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If you take gas x every day for a while can it stop working? What is alternative

If you take gas x every day for a while can it stop working? What is alternative

Get evaluated: Gas x like other over the counter medication for stomach relief are meant to beused for short term period, if symptoms persist after useof meds, it is better to have your doctor evaluate you, you may nees to have procedures such as egd or colonoscopy to find out why you arr having persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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I take gas x every day . They told me that i may have gastritis... And if gas x is a drug , isn't it bad every day?

I take gas x every day . They  told me that i may have gastritis... And if gas x is a drug , isn't it bad every day?

Not necessarily bad: Gasx is simethicone, which works on gas. Not necessarily bad. However, if you have gastritis, you probably need to deal with the acidity as well. Acid buffers or blockers would help the gastritis greatly. Buffers such as antacids like maalox, mylanta, tums, etc work well. Acid blockers like zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid (histamine blockers) or prilosec/ Prevacid (proton pump inhibitors) are very effective. ...Read more

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Can I take gas x while pregnant?

Yes: For gas pain my list of safe pregnancy meds includes gas X and simethicone. ...Read more

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Why would a person take gas x for a strained rib muscle?

Decreased pain: Gas build-up in the bowels can make the belly bigger. The ribs line the upper part of the abdomen and can get pushed apart when the "belly blows up". Rib muscles hold the ribs together, so if the ribs are being stretched apart, a strained muscle is likely to hurt. It isn't dangerous to have gas, it can just be more uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take gas-x or beano everyday?

Yes: However, the next question should be why should you need to do that. If you need something like gas-x or beano you might want to see if you have a food intolerance or allergy causing this and eliminate this food or foods from your diet. Beano helps with beans and cruciferous vegetables and gas x absorbs gas. Common food allergies are dairy, wheat and nuts. Keep a food diary and see what is cause. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take gas-x and lactaid at the same time?

Yes: Lactaid is an enzyme that will help digest milk sugar without any side effects. Gas-x is designed to break down gas bubbles in the intestinal tract and it also has no side effects. ...Read more

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I have a lot of gas in my chest cavity. Have minor pain from it.Is it ok to take gas x everyday. Is there anything better to help with the gas?

I have a lot of gas in my chest cavity. Have minor pain from it.Is it ok to take gas x everyday. Is there anything better to help with the gas?

Checkup: Mylanta is helpful for both gaseous discomfort and relief of hyperacidity.. Gaviscon is effective for prevention of gaseous discomfort. If symptoms persist i recommend a visit to a gastroenterologist to make sure that the symptoms are digestive and if so, to evaluate for causes and treatment. ...Read more

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I used to take gas-x a lot in the past.. About several times in a few weeks. I never went over the max. Dose though. Can that be bad for my kidneys?

No: Simethicone is a mixture of polydimethylsiloxane and hydrated silica gel. Anti-foaming agent that decreases the surface tension of gas bubbles, causing them to combine into larger bubbles in the stomach that can be passed more easily. It isn't actually absorbed so you really don't have a systemic effect, hence your kidneys don't have to interact with it b/c it never enters the bloodstream. ...Read more

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If i take zoloft, (sertraline) can I take gas x?

If i take zoloft, (sertraline) can I take gas x?

Zoloft (sertraline): Yes you can take gas-x with zoloft (sertraline) but you should not take them at the same time---separate the doses by at least one hour. ...Read more

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Should i take gas x or beano for abdominal distention?

Should i take gas x or beano for abdominal distention?

Worth a try: either of these over-the-counter remedies may be worth a try for abdominal distention, although they are unlikely to succeed. If you have persistent distention despite trying these simple remedies, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi i'm ten weeks pregnant and I have terible gas is it safe to take gas-x?

Simethicone: Gas is a perfectly safe drugs to take during pregnancy . I hope you feel better soon . If your abdominal pain continues to get worse or you're unable to pass gas you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take gas-x or Zantac (ranitidine) while nursing?

Can I take gas-x or Zantac (ranitidine) while nursing?

Ranitidine gasex lac: Ranitidine is not recommended while nursing according to american academy of pediatrics.But a related h2blocker Cimetidine can be taken.Gsex is safe to take while nursing. ...Read more

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Im on cipro (ciprofloxacin) and im having bad gas , can I take gas x ?

Im on cipro (ciprofloxacin) and im having bad gas , can I take gas x ?

Yes you can but..: There is no interaction between gas-x and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) so you can take them both, but it may not help. Gas-x often help with gas in the stomach etc..Not so much when it is in the colon, which i assume that is what you referring to as "bad gas" other supplements may do better such as probiotics/align etc...If it is severe, consult your doc for a possible alternative...Good luck. ...Read more

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Every time I take gas x, I end up constipated. What else could I take or do to eliminate gas and bloating?

Every time I take gas x, I end up constipated. What else could I take or do to eliminate gas and bloating?

Stop chewing: Sugarless gum and stop drinking diet soda. Do not eat beans, broccoli, or cauliflower. Avoid peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, and cherries. Bloating, gas, and constipation are all part of IBS. The gas x didn't cause the constipation. ...Read more

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Do you think I should take gas x for my bloating caused by birth control?

If it helps: There are many over the counter treatments that are formulated to help with menstrual symptoms, if they work for you then you can certainly use them and if gas x works the same logic applies. ...Read more

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Cholecystectomy in June has caused me to bloat and have excessive gas. I take Gas X daily, doctors rx. Can I take it with dual action probiotics?

Cholecystectomy in June has caused me to bloat and have excessive gas. I take Gas X daily, doctors rx. Can I take it with dual action probiotics?

It generally: takes up to 6 months for the liver ducts to enlarge and "store" the bile acids produced and usually stored in the gallbladder! Some people are "sensitive"to these bile acids...discuss with your surgeon ..he/she may recommend an interim solution to your problem
Hope this is helpful!

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I am trying to conceive and I have a lot of gas and bloating. I am currently 5 days past ovulation. Is it ok to take gas x while trying to conceive?

Yes u can. : Simethicone which is the active medication in gas-x is not absorbed.
Just don't take it beyond the maximum advised as it can cause diarrhoea. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am taking Carafate (sucralfate) and Zantac, can I also take gas x? Is it safe I am feeling pain under the ribcage on my right side. I am also nursing. Thanks

I am taking Carafate (sucralfate) and Zantac, can I also take gas x? Is it safe I am feeling pain under the ribcage on my right side.  I am also nursing. Thanks

Indigestion: One or two doses will probably be okay but you may need to modify your diet to address what sounds like indigestion. Sometimes you may use elimination process to identify the offending factor for instance cow milk. Speak with you doctor if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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She is on Zantac (ranitidine) for 5 days..has gas..can zantac (ranitidine) cause gas? Is it safe to take gas x or beano with zantac (ranitidine)? And is tums ok to take with zantac (ranitidine)? Thanks

She is on Zantac (ranitidine) for 5 days..has gas..can zantac (ranitidine) cause gas? Is it safe to take gas x or beano with zantac (ranitidine)?  And is tums ok to take with zantac (ranitidine)? Thanks

Side effect: Zantac (ranitidine) probably not causing the gas, tums or gas meds can be taken with zantac (ranitidine). Excessive gas may be from malabsorption of the food. Consult wtih your pediatrician ...Read more

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Can I take the gas x chewables and then 20 min later Zofran?

Zofran and Gas- X: https://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/simethicone-with-zofran-2065-0-1752-1120.html

It should not be a problem

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