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Why PPI are not be taken with antacids?
Results from a recent study linked PPI use with small bowel intestinal overgrowth, which can lead to bloating, diarrhea, or abdominal discomfort. Antacids are not without drug interactions. Not only do they change the pH of the stomach transiently, they also add different multivalent ions to which medications can bind.
Can I take antacid with omeprazole?
Official Answer. You can take an antacid with omeprazole if you are still getting symptoms of indigestion because it can take several days for omeprazole to start working. Take omeprazole as directed (usually taken once daily on an empty stomach), and take antacids as needed to relieve indigestion pain after eating.
Can I take PPI and Pepcid together?
Taking PPIs and H2 blockers like Pepcid together can help for some conditions. But there is a minor interaction between PPIs and H2 blockers. This happens because of the way each drug works. Both reduce stomach acid.
Can pantoprazole and antacid be taken together?
However, if a proton pump inhibitor does not suit you (for example, because of side effects), your doctor may prescribe an H2 blocker. You can buy famotidine and nizatidine without a prescription from pharmacies. Can I take pantoprazole with an antacid? You can take pantoprazole with an antacid like Gaviscon.
Can I take antacid and PPI together?
It is fine to take these medications in combination. For example if you have heartburn while taking PPI, you may take an antacid to relieve it. One more point, if you are having heartburn on a regular basis, you should let your physician know.
Are PPIs safe?
Although clinically important adverse effects of PPIs can occur, just as with other drugs, those are not frequently observed during or after administration. Thus, PPIs are regarded as relatively safe and considered to be clinically beneficial.
Can I take PPI twice a day?
If you are instructed to take a PPI twice daily, take the second dose before dinner, not at bedtime. If you take your medication in the evening, keep a supply at work and take it before you leave for home. If you cook your dinner, take the PPI as soon as you start preparing the meal.
Can you take PPI and antacids together?
It is fine to take these medications in combination. For example if you have heartburn while taking PPI, you may take an antacid to relieve it.
Are antacids and PPI the same?
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) reduce your body’s production of acid. They work well for heartburn that isn’t resolved by antacids or H2 blockers. It may take a little longer for a PPI to help your symptoms, but relief will last longer.