Thursday, October 02, 2014

Antacid Medications

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Antacid Medications are generally the first line of defense a physician will recommend when a patient presents with acid reflux symptoms.  Antacids neutralize digestive acids when they enter the esophagus.  They are best used alone for the relief of occasional bouts of heartburn.  Persistent heartburn should be addressed by a physician.

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The treatment of acid reflux can be complicated and frustrating for many patients. When treatments based on lifestyle and dietary changes fail many patients require medications to deal with their disease. Until recently most of these treatments required a trip to see a physician and a prescription.   Medications like Zantac, Prilosec, and…

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Stephanie, Health Guide, answered I have been taking acid reflux medicine… There has been a lot of research coming out lately about the long term…

04/20/11

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Stephanie, Health Guide, answered can you safely take antacids - ie… Many people take Anti-acids while taking Proton Pump Inhibitors. While they…

11/23/10

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Stephanie, Health Guide, answered Is the medication Sucralfate 1 gm used… Sucralfate is a different type of medication for GERD than Prevacid. It…

08/09/10

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Stephanie, Health Guide, answered Lactulose and Miralax This is a great question for your doctor or pharmacist. The best info I could find is that…

05/07/10

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