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Is it acid reflux or bile reflux? Q: I had been experiencing a lot of heartburn but that seems to have decreased with Nexium . I still however, get a lot of regurgitation of liquid into my throat. Is this acid reflux? A: As your heartburn has improved, while the regurgitation can still be related to acid, you may also be refluxing bile. While this is more common in patients that have had prior surgery of the upper gastrointestinal tract, it can also occur after gallbladder surgery, ulcer disease and previous damage to the pylorus (of the stomach). Bile reflux is frequently associated with acid reflux, and can cause damage to both the stomach ( gastritis ) and the esophagus ( esophagitis ). Causes and Treatment The treatment of bile reflux typically involves medication that either results in an increased flow of bile through the digestive tract ( such as Urso ), or that binds the bile ( Carafate ). You should check with your doctor about the possibility of you having ...
Generic Name: FAMOTIDINE - ORAL Pronounced: (fam-OH-tih-dine) Heartburn Prevention Oral Uses
Famotidine is known as an H2 histamine blocker. It works
by reducing the amount of acid in your stomach. It is used to prevent and treat
heartburn and other symptoms caused by too much acid in the stomach (acid
Check the ingredients on the label even if you have used
the product before. The manufacturer may have changed the ingredients. Also,
products with similar names may contain different ingredients meant for
different purposes. Taking the wrong product could harm you.
How To Use Heartburn Prevention Oral
To treat heartburn and acid indigestion, take 1 tablet or
capsule with a glass of water as needed, unless otherwise directed by your
doctor. Swallow the tablets and capsules whole without chewing. If you are
using the chewable tablets, chew completely and swallow one tablet as needed.
Do not swallow whole. Famotidine can be...
Generic Name: ALUMINUM/MAGNESIUM ANTACID - ORAL Pronounced: (a-LOO-mi-num/mag-NEE-zee-um) Heartburn Antacid Oral Precautions
Before taking this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are allergic to aluminum hydroxide; or to magnesium; or if you have any
other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause
allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more
If you have any of the following health problems, consult
your doctor or pharmacist before using this product:
frequent alcohol use
severe loss of body water (dehydration/fluid
kidney problems (including kidney stones)
This medicine may contain aspartame. If you have
phenylketonuria (PKU) or any other condition that requires you to restrict your
intake of aspartame (or phenylalanine), consult your doctor or pharmacist about
using this drug safely.
During pregnancy, this medication sh...
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