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Is it okay to take tums while on prednisone Also, is it sa

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Is it okay to take tums while on prednisone? Also, is it safe to take my vitamin d supplement while on prednisone?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 5 years ago.
Hello,

It is fine to take Vitamin D with prednisone.
Tums can decrease the amount of prednisone in your system if taken at the same time...therefore you should separate the two by at least 2 hours.
If you need an acid suppressant medication, you can take omeprazole or Pepcid AC, which are also over the counter and do not interact with prednisone.

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