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What Happens If You Take Too Many Antiacid Tablets
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From taking too many antacids. The least important side effects are constipation or diarrhea. Large amounts of calcium carbonate-containing antacids can affect the balances of calcium and acid in the body and damage the kidneys.
Calcium-containing antacids also can stimulate acid secretion even though initially they neutralize acid. Occasional use and regular use usually safe. ...Read more
I've been waking up early for work and I can't get passed my stomach ache that lessens throughout the day but if I take antacid tablets it gets worse.
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Are you sure?: Gerd is very common & typically reflects movement of stomach contents into the esophagus. Infrequently, this may reflect a stomach that is sluggish to empty either due to gastroparesis or partial gastric outlet obstruction. Note: other factors contribute to gerd & may be amenable to correction, but non-gi issues can mimic gerd. Glad you responded to antacids but at age 48 medical eval is now best. ...Read more
Is nexium considered antiacid? I have a test which requires no antiacids for 3 days, however, if I don't take it I get bad heartburn sometimes.
I've noticed on my z pack it says no antiacids 2 hours before ok can I take my omperazole after I taken my z pack what's the deal here?
Azithromycin: Azithromycin taken at the same time as aluminum- or magnesium- based antacids, such as mylanta or maalox may result in binding of the Azithromycin and prevent it from being absorbed from the intestine. Taken on an empty stomach this may lead to gastric upset, and food will delay absorption. You can take Omeprazole after you have taken the azithro. ...Read more
Have an esophageal ulcer. Already avoiding certain foods, on antiacids and coating medication. What are some other steps I should take to cure this?
If you have: An ulcer, consider the class of medicines called proton pump inhibitors, like prilosec, if you are not on that. Stop smoking, make sure your anxiety is controlled though unsure exactly the role of stress and an ulcer. Main think, proton pump inhibitor and stay on them as long as your doc suggests but I would likely stay on them. Good luck. ...Read more
If I take synthroid, do I wait 2+ hours to take digestive medication (excluding antiacids) like Miralax or Prevacid/Priolsec or can you take together?
Synthroid/prilosec: It is safe to take the two medications together. If stomach gets upset with that, then take them 1-2 hours apart. ...Read more
I'm on inderal (propranolol) 60 mg ER 1x daily and I take omeprazole. (antiacid) ever morning with the inderal (propranolol). Is this ok, will the effect of the inderal (propranolol) be less?
Good day, I am on Euthyrox 25 ug & 50 ug. I also take Trustan for acid reflux. I read that antiacids and some vitamins interfere with the thyroid meds. Can I take Euthyrox in the evening? I take cholestrol meds in the evening as well.
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Havin belly problems all night and all day. Belly growling and run stools what can I do I do have GERD take Zantac (ranitidine) for it took liguid antiacid?
I have no stomach pain just coughing and burning pain in middle upper chest everyday for past month &1/2 I take all types of antiacids nothing works?
Probably Yes, but..: Female Age unstated asks Naueous, threw up, should I take an antacid? Probably yes, for starters but one does not know the cause of the nausea; Food, Drink, Gall bladder stones etc. More clarification needed. However if nausea & vomiting persist or if fever and other symptoms like Headache occur a visit to ones PCP will be appropriate. ...Read more
Which heart medication (s)?
In general shouldn't be a problem but need to know specifics. ...Read more
Depends: On what kind. The most common, ppis, like prilosec, inhibit acid release from the stomach cells. There are serious side effects though! ...Read more
Medication Storage: Medications should not be left in direct sunlight or exposed to extreme temperatures. As long as medication is left in a sealed container, and has not passed its expiration date, is in temperature-controlled storage, and has not been left in direct sunlight, there should not be any problem. ...Read more
How much OTC antacid is safe to take in one day? The bottles all say no more than 2 pills but each dose is different. How much is really too much?
OTC vs. RX: So it varies. The rx dose of even an otc medication is different than what is recommended on the back. If you are going to exceed the dose recommended on the bottle, make sure it is done under direction of a physician. Different doses exist for each of them but generally there is margin of safety if higher dose is taken but that may not be the case for some of them. Follow directions on bottle. ...Read more
Depends on which med: Some heart meds may not be absorbed as well if certain antacids are taken within a couple hours of taking the heart med. Tums, Maalox and Mylanta are the common ones that can do this. The pharmacist can tell you if it's a problem with your meds. Meds for stomach acid like Zantac, (ranitidine) Pepcid, etc usually do not interact with heart meds. ...Read more
Klonopin (clonazepam): If prescribed, no.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes, several issues.: First, persistent stomach pain can indicate a more severe problem that could need different treatment. You need to see a doctor to check for an ulcer or other problem. Chronic antacid use can interfere with medication & nutrient absorption. It can also lower your resistance to infections. ...Read more
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
Depends on the cause: It will only help if the cramps are due to increased acid in the somach as in gastritis, and may give temporary relief if it is due to peptic ulcers. But cramps can be caused due to many other conditions in intestines, pancreas, gall bladder, appendix, etc. And antacids will not help. ...Read more
What number of antacid tablets should you give him if you want to neutralize all his stomach acid?
This appears to be: ..a question aimed at a particular provider who previously offered advice. This forum however does not support such a conversation tree. We have no way of knowing who "he" is to whom you refer (e.g. pediatric, middle-age, elderly) or what may be his co-morbidities and current medications that may be adversely affected by antacids. Will need some background to help-- ...Read more
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