Did Not Realize Not To Take Antacids With Levofloxacin And Have Had Terrible Heartburn And Been Taking Tums. What Can I Do To Get Rid Of And How Long Will It Last?

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Did Not Realize Not To Take Antacids With Levofloxacin And Have Had Terrible Heartburn And Been Taking Tums. What Can I Do To Get Rid Of And How Long Will It Last?

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From what I can find on Levofloxacin the concern about Tums is that you cannot take it two hours before or after the Levofloxacin. This is likely because the TUMS (or other similar medications) block the absorption of the Levofloxacin making it less effective.

Your best option would be to consult with your doctor and/or pharmacist to come up with a plan that will best suit your situation. Perhaps changing the timing of when you take each medication will work or perhaps while you are taking the Levofloxacin, a different type of medication for the heartburn may be necessary.

Stephanie

Answered by Stephanie