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Suffers from chronic acid reflux.takes 6 tums a day- but it only relieves the issue for an hour. Tried Zantac (ranitidine) but didn't help much. get scoped?

Suffers from chronic acid reflux.takes 6 tums a day- but it only relieves the issue for an hour. Tried Zantac (ranitidine) but didn't help much. get scoped?

DGL is used to: help with acid reflux and is safe. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Peace and good health. You need to take a lot of it for DGL to be effective. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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I am on Nexium and Ranitidine for acid reflux. Is it ok to also take Tums on need basis like 1 to 3 tablets a day or so?

I am on Nexium and Ranitidine for acid reflux. Is it ok to also take Tums on need basis like 1 to 3 tablets a day or so?

Yes but: If you have been taken Nexium prior to breakfast and still not getting relief with Ranitidine in the evening, it is time to consult a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Zantac, (ranitidine) tums, and cimetidine have done nothing for my wife's pains. What else could it be besides acid reflux?

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
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Zantac, (ranitidine) tums, and cimetidine have done nothing for my wife's pains.  What else could it be besides acid reflux?

Depends: It really depends what sort of pains are going on. You didn't describe location, quality, intensity, timing...Anything at all. ...Read more

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Acid Reflux, terrible chest pain that's radiating to my back! Pepcid (famotidine) isn't helping and neither are tums. What OTC medicine can help with this?

Acid Reflux, terrible chest pain that's radiating to my back! Pepcid (famotidine) isn't helping and neither are tums. What OTC medicine can help with this?

Reflux : you can always double up on Prilosec OTC and take 40mg once a day. However if nothing is helping Id recommend getting evaluated. Could be gallbladder problem or pancreatitis. ...Read more

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I just started weekly b-12 shots for severely low b-12 numbers. I have acid reflux. Is it ok to take Tums (calcium carbonate) or pepto bismol while getting the injections?

I just started weekly b-12 shots for severely low b-12 numbers. I have acid reflux. Is it ok to take Tums (calcium carbonate) or pepto bismol while getting the injections?

Yes, however...: It is perfectly fine to use Tums (calcium carbonate) or pepto bismol- these won't interfere with your treatment at all. Ironically, many with reflux (and many with low b12) have low stomach acid rather than too much! you might want to try some of the alternative approaches to treating reflux that are discussed here: http://www.Naturalnews.Com/036336_ppis_acid_reflux_side_effects.Html. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux & have taken Carafate, Dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) Tums and Zantac, but I had to stop all the medications due to side effects. What should I do now?

I have acid reflux & have taken Carafate, Dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) Tums and Zantac, but I had to stop all the medications due to side effects. What should I do now?

Lifestyle: There may be some lifestyle issues you can modify to lessen the problems you have with reflux. The chemicals in coffee, tea & some sodas (caffeine) or it's cousin nicotine (smokers) all keep the stomach entrance from closing tightly. Removing them from your life can help.Not reclining for at least an hour after a meal or large beverage can also. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Antacid (Definition)

Antacids are a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug, common ...Read more