Who Cannot take antacid?
Ask your doctor before taking antacids if you:
- Have kidney or liver problems.
- Are on a low-sodium diet.
- Are taking thyroid medication — such as Levoxyl or Synthroid (levothyroxine) — or the blood thinner Coumadin or Jantoven (warfarin), since antacids may interfere with these drugs.
What meds can you not take antacids with?
Antacids taken with drugs such as pseudoephedrine (Sudafed, Semprex D, Clarinex-D 12hr, Clarinex-D 24hr, , Deconsal, Entex PSE, Claritin D, and more), and levodopa (Dopar), increase absorption of the drugs and can cause toxicity/adverse events due to increased blood levels of the drugs.
Is Mylanta the same as Maalox?
Mylanta Maximum Strength and Maalox Advanced contain 400 mg aluminum hydroxide, 400 mg magnesium hydroxide, and 40 mg simethicone per 5 ml. Mylanta Ultimate Strength contains aluminum hydroxide 500 mg and magnesium hydroxide 500 mg per 5 ml. Mylanta is available in 12 ounce liquid bottles.
How do I know if I have low or high stomach acid?
In theory, if your stomach is producing adequate amounts of stomach acid you’ll likely burp within two to three minutes. Any burping after three minutes may indicate a low acid level.
Why we should not drink water after eating banana?
According to an Ayurveda expert, drinking water after eating bananas is a strict no. Consumption of water after eating bananas, especially cold water can lead to severe indigestion. Apparently, the inherent characteristics of bananas and cold water are similar which lead to a clash and cause indigestion in the body.
Why we should not drink water at night?
Drinking water before bed has a number of benefits, but drinking too close to bedtime can interrupt your sleep cycle and negatively impact heart health. You must drink enough water throughout the day to avoid dehydration and prevent excess water intake at night. One sign of dehydration is dark urine.
How do you relieve indigestion pressure?
You can also do some things on your own to ease your symptoms:
- Try not to chew with your mouth open, talk while you chew, or eat too fast.
- Drink beverages after rather than during meals.
- Avoid late-night eating.
- Try to relax after meals.
- Avoid spicy foods.
- If you smoke, quit.
- Avoid alcohol.
What works as well as Zantac?
FDA recommended alternatives to Zantac (ranitidine) include:
- Prilosec (omeprazole)
- Nexium (esomeprazole)
- Prevacid (lansoprazole)
- Pepcid (famotidine)
- Tagamet (cimetidine)
What is equivalent to Ranitidine 150mg?
20 mg famotidine is equivalent to 150 mg ranitidine and is available over the counter. If your ranitidine is prescribed and you wish to change the prescription, you may contact our office.
Is Pepcid as good as Zantac?
Pepcid (Famotidine) works well for heartburn but may not last as long or start working as quickly as other antacids. Zantac 75 (ranitidine) works well to relieve heartburn symtoms and is quite tolerable. You can take it in combination with a quick-acting antacid (like Maalox or Tums) if you need relief right away.