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Take Gas X
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
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
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
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
Yes: Should not be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Right away. No: interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
Yes : There should be no problem !Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Every time I take gas x, I end up constipated. What else could I take or do to eliminate gas and bloating?
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?
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
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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
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
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
Zofran and Gas- X:
It should not be a problem