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Take Rolaids Before Zantac
Stomache and gas pai: Yes , preferrably not at the same time. Both meds work on different mechanisms. Dexilant is a stomach acid pump inhibitor , should be taking before meal. Zantac works on the anti-histamine receptor in the stomach, also should take it before meal. If you been advised to take both medicines for your stomach pain, take the ppi before the biggest meal of the day (or the most symptomatic time) first. ...Read more
Yes: Zantac (ranitidine) is actually used to counteract the irritation from taking advil. If you are taking advil on an ongoing basis it will probably not help with tomach pain (counteract the irritation effects). But if you have stopped the advil zantac (ranitidine) will help any irritation causing the discomfort to heal more quickly than it would do without any treatment. ...Read more
Yes: Can be taken with or without food. ...Read more
Sure, if needed.: All the gastric protectants you asked about can be safely used in pregnancy and lactation, provided they are clearly indicated. Gerd is pretty common in pregnancy due to mechanical and hormonal changes and ppis and h2bs can help significantly. Check for helicobacter pylori and eradicate it if present! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Magnesium: It's not necessary.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes...: If treating heartburn/reflux esophagitis, Gaviscon or generic equivalent ("compare with Gaviscon") is a good choice. Gaviscon taken after meals and at bedtime, when combined with a proton pump inhibitor such as omeprazole (Prilosec) or esomeprazole (Nexium) once daily, can be more effective than either alone. ...Read more
Yes: But ck with your pcp.Get a more detailed answer ›
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