Antacid

What is Antacid?

Antacid is a pharmacological preparation which counteracts the acidity in the stomach.It is primarily used in cases of gastrointestinal reflux.Antacid is an alkaline preparation which acts by reducing the hydrogen ions in the stomach.

Questions and answers on "Antacid"

can I take Alka Selza with prilosec?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Do not take it...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I assume you meant XXXXXXX Seltzer, the effervescent antacid. There is no known interaction between the two. However you need to know that XXXXXXX Seltzer has enough sodium molecules that can affect your blood pressure on the long run....

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Can long term antacid use result in anemia?

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Brief Answer:
yes and no!

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

the antacids won't result in anemia. But I've seen that you're taking prilosec and tums. Prilosec is not an antacid, it's a proton pump inhibitor. Tums is an antacid. Tums does not cause anemia. Prilosec may cause anemia by reducing the amount...

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what can i take for upset stomachache related to potassium supplements? I've tried the brat diet but my stomache is so upset i can't eat and am getting shaky...on lasix and potassium for extreme swelling

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
use antacid supplementations

Detailed Answer:
Hi
welcome to health care magic.
Potassium supplements, especially in the oral form are highly irritating to the stomach. you can develop severe gastritis if you do not use antacids along with them.
I would recommend you to use over the...

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Hi,

I have been taking Telekast F intermittently after having been prescribed the medicine for a three month stretch. I now take it only when I have a severe cold. I wanted to find out if it is safe to take this tablet along with any antacid.

Thanks,
XXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes, it is safe to take it along with antacid.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Yes, telekast F is safe to take along with antacid.
No interactions between these drugs.
But better to take antacid tablet first.
Than wait...

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hi..I am on boiled moong diet for 2 days and wish to continue for coming 5 more days. It apperas that I devlop gases having on this diet. how can I get rid of gases formation continueing the same diet. Kindly advise

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Take antacid like Omez

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I have read your query. You can continue the same diet along with antacids like Omez.

I prescribe my patients Capsule Ocid D once daily on empty stomach early in the morning for 1 week's time. You can try this as well.

Drink plenty of...

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My daughter is having "chest pain" on the left side behind breast and in shoulder area. doing a self breast exam...there are lumps on the top side of the left breast. should we go the ER? Pain level is 8

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
TAKE AN ANTACID AND PAINKILLER AND THEN SEE.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
THanks for writing to us with your health concern.
Can you post photos of the ' lumps ' ?
That might give a better idea.
Ask her to take a simple antacid, and a muscle relaxant.
If the pain is not relieved within an...

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Hi my wife is now pregnent but she is getting more salaivas and vomitting what can i give her

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You can give her antacid and doxinate tablet.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
Thanks for trusting hcm about your health care.
I have gone through your history and understand your concerns.
You can give her doxinate tablet(after consulting your treating doctor) and antacid.
You can give...

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Is it safe to take a liquid antacid if I hv taken a dose of norfloxacin +tinidazole.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes, you can but not for all preparations!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks so much for this query.

It is okay to take an antacid after taking norfloxacin and tinidazole. However, I must know what the exact medication is. If this is a chewable tablet, it might not be totally...

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I am having a lot of gas , Stomach burning sensation, run down.
Is it side effects of medication. I have had a lot of BP fluctuations from 210/110.
Now settled to 130/75. But above stomach problem still persists

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
antacid will help.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing your query.
After reading your post, it seems that you might be having gastritis, which can be caused by medicines. I would advise that you can take an antacid like Omeprazole 40mg once a day before meals along with...

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I am having nausea and vomiting and 7th day of dengue. Can I take antacid or distal

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
Hi,,

You can safely take antacid if you have vomiting like Ranitidine.
Please be careful if you have recurrent vomiting more than thrice a day it should be treated as an emergency, If you have vomiting with blood then also it should be treated on emergent...

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Recent questions on  Antacid

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I have been diagnosed with an Ulcer right at the bottom of my stomach into the intestine. I am taking sucralfate 1 gram tablets, This morning I woke up and the pain was horrible. I took Mylanta which I ended up taking the whole bottle in a 4 hour period and the pain still wont subside. I have drank some chicken broth and had jello the pain still wont go away. I just consumed a whole roll of tums and the pain still wont go away. 15 min prior to the tums I tried baking soda and water mixture but no help there. Im now drinking chamomile tea and to yet no relief I honestly feel like my stomach is being ripped apart. What should I do every time I go to the hospital and complain of pain like this they assume I just want pain meds. and I dont I have seen 3 different gastroenterologists and no one seems to want to help. Im lost and in a lot of pain.

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hi, i have had a sour stomach for about the last week off and on, i took some pepto today and it didn't go away, i then tried milk and other dairy products and still no luck. I then took equaline heartburn relief and it still hasnt gone away. I then took a couple of tums and it is better but not fully gone. my stool was also black. what does this mean?

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Hi,My mother is suffering from reflux esophagitis.She vomits as soon as she eats anything.What course of treatment do u recommend for her and is this condition treatable or can it be totally controlled by antacid medications?

doctor1 MD

I've had heartburn for as long as I can remember. I took prescription medication for awhile but it made me sick. I used to take anywhere from 5-15 TUMS in a day to keep the heartburn at bay. For the last two weeks I have had no heartburn. I haven't changed anything about my lifestyle or eating habits. It's just gone. Is there something more serious happening, or was I just so lucky to have grown out of it? Is this a common occurrence or should I contact my family doctor?
Thank you,
Vanessa

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I had a dental crown done 3 weeks ago. The day after I had a white tongue and congestion in my throat and chest. I also have had a dry cough over a couple months. No fever 97.7, minor sore throat and no mucus has been coughed up. Lymoph nodes on...

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pop top stuck in my throat, what should I do?

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Throat pain If i eat a normal food, feeling spicy while swallowing. Pain during drinking water as well. This is happening from 1 week.

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