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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Is it safe to take Mylanta,Zantac and Sucralfate suspension for peptic ulcer?

Mr. C. has been diagnosed with peptic ulcer disease and the following medications have been ordered: (a) Magnesium hydroxide/aluminum hydroxide (Mylanta) 15 mL PO 1 hour before bedtime and 3 hours after mealtime and at bedtime; (b) Ranitidine (Zantac) 300 mg PO at bedtime; and (c) Sucralfate / Carafate 1 g or 10ml suspension (500mg / 5mL) 1 hour before meals and at bedtime. The patient reports eating meals at 7 a.m., noon, and 6 p.m., and a bedtime snack at 10 p.m. Plan an administration schedule that will be most therapeutic and acceptable to the patient.
Mon, 9 Mar 2015
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello.
See, you need not take all three.
Take mylanta and zantac.
Take zantac 150 twice daily before meal like at 6am and 6-7pm.
Take mylanta 15ml twice daily after food I.e. after lunch and dinner.
Review after 7-10 days.

Regards.
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