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What happens if you take too many antiacid tablets?

What happens if you take too many antiacid tablets?

Here are side effect: 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

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Can I take advil with antacid and pain relief tablets?

Can I take advil with antacid and pain relief tablets?

Advil: Advil is safe to take with many medicines or antacids, but which pain relief tablets do you mean? Please let us know so we can help you better. Read more

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Why can't you take antiacids when you are taking captopril?

Why can't you take antiacids when you are taking captopril?

See Below: Antacids may decrease Captopril levels therefore decreasing its effectiveness. Captopril should be given 1 hour before or 4 hours after an antacid to avoid these issues. Read more

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Why I have a very slow digestion I have a reflux and I take antiacid?

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

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Right after taking a tetracycline antibiotic can I take a antiacid?

Right after taking a tetracycline antibiotic can I take a antiacid?

You should not...: ...Because many antacids contain calcium which binds tetracyclines and prevents absorption. Read more

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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.

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.

Nexium: Is NOT an "antacid" TECHNICALLY but if a test REQUIRES that stomach acid be present then NEXIUM which stops the RELEASE of that acid should not be used! Ask the performing physician/laboratory...and explain your "problem"
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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?

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

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Have an esophageal ulcer. Already avoiding certain foods, on antiacids and coating medication. What are some other steps I should take to cure this?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

LIkely more thanGERD: You're describing predominantly lower GI complaints, and have not indicated what response you've shown to zantac (ranitidine). Formal evaluation with some simple testing may allay your concern and direct treatment. Read more

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Nauseous, threw up, should I take an antacid?

Nauseous, threw up, should I take an antacid?

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

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How would I figure out if antacid tablets are effective or not?

If they work...: If taking antacids for acid indigestion, heartburn or reflux you will know almost immediately if they work if they rapidly quell the symptoms and bring you relief. Read more