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Can we take depression controlling medications along with antacids in a day with few hours interval ?

can medicines such as pexep cr 12.5 mg , zapiz .025mg and amitop 10 mg tablets which are used to control depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders , panic attacks, social anxiety disorder , generalized anxiety disorder , and posttraumatic stress disorders ......... be taken along side ANTACIDS LIKE NEXIUM , ZANTAC OR NORMAXIM which are used to treat gastric problems like excessive acids , bloating and blenching ...... i mean to say taking these medicines in a day in an interval of few hours .........
Asked On : Fri, 6 Apr 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Dear Sir

The medication you mentioned (ANTACIDS LIKE NEXIUM , ZANTAC OR NORMAXIM) is better to be taken before food and pexep cr 12.5 mg , zapiz .025mg and amitop 10 mg tablets after food. Antacids may reduce absorption and NEXIUM , ZANTAC OR NORMAXIM may interact at metabolism level but they are usually doesn't require any dose adjustment. If you want to take at a stretch then better you keep interval.

Hope I answered your query.
Answered: Sat, 7 Apr 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
There is no need to take these medicines with antacids every time.
You may simply take them with water after meals.
Medicines like ZINTEC work best when taken empty stomach or one hour before meals
Answered: Fri, 6 Apr 2012
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