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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?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes.

The injection bypasses the gastrointestinal tract.

In brief: Yes.

The injection bypasses the gastrointestinal tract.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Dr. Dan Fisher
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