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Tums For Upset Stomach
Can i take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for my upset stomach, diahrrea, nausea etc. If i'm taking Prilosec for gerd?
Lots of options here: If its something minor and acute, a little Tums (calcium carbonate) or mylanta goes a long way! avoid dairy products for 12-24 hours may hasten healing process especially if your coming down with a stomach virus! chamomile teas are also a good choice and nothing beats grandmas chicken soups ! with so many causes comes so many treatments! hope yours is nothing serious ! regards! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It neutralizes excess acid in your stomach. If you need it frequently, however, see your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: They are safe to take together.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sometimes.: Depends on problem. If acid, yes. It could also be food sensitivity, allergies, lactose intolerance (dairy problem) too much food, gas, blockage of some sort, malabsorption, type of food, etc. Keep a food journal and see if you can identify if a particular type of food is the problem. Could be a gallbladder, liver, or pancreas problem as well. Best to have it evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid (lansoprazole) is usually a well-tolerated medicine. However, any medicine can cause side effects in some people. If you suspect the side effects are due to Prevacid (lansoprazole), your options are either to switch medicines or to stop it temporarily, to see if the side effects go away, then restart it in a few weeks and observe if the symptoms recur. Good luck. ...Read more
Is pantoprazole good for hangovers? Sometimes taking Tums (calcium carbonate) aint enough to settle my stomach. D:
No: Pantoprazole and other proton-pump inhibitors will not treat hangovers. Tums (calcium carbonate) is also not good for hangovers but does help a little with the nausea associated with hangovers. The best treatment for hangovers is not to get so drunk in the first place and to drink clear non-sugary fluids, proteins, and b vitamins to help with symptoms. Time is the only cure. ...Read more
Need to see doctor: If you need all these medications, you need to consult a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Heartburn after having stomach flu, no vomiting only diarrhea, fever and aches. Tums (calcium carbonate) and organic vinager don't help. What would help the heartburn?
Try an H2 blocker: Some people develop heartburn after a stomach flu even without vomiting, because the stomach flu may have caused gastroesophageal reflux, and irritation to the esophagus. I suggest try famotidine 20mg twice a day or ranitidine 150mg twice a day, both are over the counter. In addition, avoid alcohol, caffeine, cigarettes, large meals, and fatty meals. Also, Gaviscon tabs are a wonderful antacid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needs more informati: If you have upset somach with diarrhea than it may help, if that's your poop problem, but if you are constipated it will not help and may make it worse.But it is not a medicine avail;able over the counter for prevention of your stomach aches and poop.If you have that recurrent problem consult your doctor or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
To take prilosec, pepto bismal, and aciphex (rabeprazole) for my acidic stomach. Howeverit doesnnausea. Are these normal side-effects of surgery?
Surgery?: Are you talking about cholecystectomy (gallbladder surgery), I am assuming this is the case because usually it is followed by post-cholecystectomy syndrome, taking such medications for acidity indicates there is something serious needs to be taking care of with possibility of gastric ulcer. ...Read more