Can you take zantac and tums

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If you feel zantac is not enough for the acid problem, you can take tums or liquid anti-acid, but you need to space it apart- like wait at least a couple hours after taking your zantac to do it. Also, you should let your doctor know if the zantac is not sufficiently treating your symptoms. You might consider peptobismol if nausea ensues, again spacing it out from when you took the zantac, because tums may not be so great for nausea as it is heartburn.
yes, tums are my best friend. they were before I even became pregnant! I have really bad sinus drainage and stuff so I pop at the least 8 tums a day. not to mention, they are a good source of calcium, too!
Chocolate is one of the things that leads to heartburn. :) & you can take tums regularly as described on the container.
I take Ranitidine 150mg at least once a day. I had my OB prescribe it to me but you can get it over the counter.
milk, tums, you can also take Zantac or Pepcid - its perfectly safe. for me, water makes it worse!
U can get pepcid perscribed from dr take it at night. And also can take tums after you eat. Acid reflux ***** and it only gets worse (for some people) i have had it since day 1. Only get it when pregnant. Thats what urged me to take a test when i found out lol. Hope i figure it out.
Ask your OBGYN if you can have Tums for your heart burn. Mine said I could and that is the only thing that helps me. I don't eat before bed, but get heart burn even with a glass of water. Prop yourself up with pillows- that does seem to help a little. You can probably just call the nurse at your OBGYN office to make sure it's safe to have Tums. I only chew 2 at first. If it doesn't get better, I take one more.
Definitely do not take that many. Read the bottle to find out exactly what the max amount recommended (it varies brand to brand, dosage to dosage).
I was talking to my FIL about it because he gets horrible acid reflux when he eats the wrong things and was telling me if it was heartburn, the baking soda and tums would work but when it's reflux, you need something stronger or else the tums can create more acid. I can see that...because I could take 3 tums when I have the acid reflux and it doesn't do a thing! I am definitely going to talk to my midwife about it and see what she says.
Instead of going off the drug, why not continue it as prescribed by your doctor and contact your doctor to determine if you should go off it, what is causing the GERD, and what tests you can take to determine the cause of your discomfort. I'd urge you to have tests, such as motility and endoscopies, and ignore drug advice from boards and what you read on the internet. Keep us informed, and sorry for your discomfort!
to get adequate potassium back in your body as well, as low potassium can give you muscle cramps, weakness, make you feel faint, etc.. Some steps you can take are dietary- cutting out dairy, spicy, fatty and fried foods, as well as citrus, peppermint, and anything you notice really sets off your acid problem.
If you are taking an iron supplement then please be careful with Tums. They can reduce the absorption of iron. I took papaya enzyme for heart burn. You have to take it before you actually eat. You can find it at health food stores. Works like a charm.
Like mkh9 says another reason for a weird bitter taste can be from acid reflux and that is why the Tums have helped you. If it doesn't settle you can get Gaviscon or Zantac as suggest by mkh9. I don't know if you can buy Zantac without a prescription, you would have to check with the pharmacist. There are other stomach remedies available to purchase from the pharmacy without a prescription if you cannot afford to see your doctor.
I've had acid reflux since my last pregnancy. Your doctor can give you omeprazole in pregnancy which help. If you dont want to take pill, don't eat anything spicy, no fizzy pops etc. Kept proped up in bed. Milk helps.
I didn't take Zantac, but I was ok'd for Prevacid during my first pregnancy. They all vary in their classes so I would just check with your doctor on what the rating is and decide the best option. Good luck!
Hello, I have had heartburn and stomach problems for over 30 years. I'm 67 yrs.old and have tried all the different perscription medications. I have been taking protonix for about 5 years now and I'm concerned about long term use of protonix and all the other heartburn medications I have been taking for 30 years. I still suffer from heartburn daily. I have had 4 Endoscopy's done at different times and my Dr. say's it does show some inflammation but no Barrett's Desease, thank God.
Have you ever been diagnosed with GERD? Have you ever just tried taking a few Tums? That may work also. Tums can be very effective, and they are completely safe. Make sure you are taking the Prozac as prescribed. I'm not sure why you've been "on and off" the Prozac, but that kind of pattern can lead to difficulties in tolerating the med...it can increase side effects, and decrease the efficacy. So, my advice is to just stick with it...take it regularly, as prescribed.
but mylanta pepic ac maalox,tums any of those zantac. Just remember the rule of thumb above !
for heartburn you can try drinking milk, or medication wise tums and zantac 75mg or 150 up to twice a day is ok to take during pregnancy, personally zantac is what has worked best for me
I belch a lot and I take 3-4 Tums a day, sometimes the Tums help other times they do not. I have also been having a burning sensation lower, around my belly button and lower. I have tried a lot of medications (Pepicd, Zantac, Prilosec, Aciphex and now Nexium). None have really helped that much.
HI sorry to hear your baby has relfux my DD has it as well pretty bad we have gone all the medication and formulas and for us the zantac did nothing really its just about the same as us taking tums for heartburn...
Before pregnancy I would get heartburn and I would take Pepcid AC. I don't know if you can take it though pregnant?? Sorry...I wish I could help. You can run all of your drugs through www.safefetus.com to see if it is safe to take during pregnancy though.
His doctor said they suspected gastritis and said he should take zantac. He hates taking medicine and I'm concerned about giving it to him but I am also very concerned about his stomach. My grandmother died of stomach cancer last year and I was diagnosed with gastritis and esophagitis this year. I should take pepcid (according to my doctor) but even when I did take it I didn't notice much relief. Is there a more natural solution for us? Any suggestions?
Sounds like acid reflux or GERD, very common, very treatable. Try Zantac, Ranitadine, Pepcid AC, Prilosec or Nexium. Actually start out with some antacids like Tums or Pepto Bismal.
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