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can I take tums with zantac Took 75mg. zantac 3 hrs, ago and

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can I take tums with zantac? Took 75mg. zantac 3 hrs, ago and having symptoms, will tums help?

PK :

Hello

PK :

Welcome to just answer.

PK :

I am sorry to hear of your discomfort.

PK :

What symptoms do you have ?

Customer:

burping, pain in chest, heaviness in middle of chest

PK :

Oh ok

PK :

Do you experience these symptoms often ?

Customer:

all the time, but tonight is unusual

PK :

Tums can be taken to help ease out the symptoms of reflux .

PK :

This can be taken after a couple hours of zantac.

PK :

If the symptoms are not relieved immediately then I would suggest you get this checked in order to rule out a heart issue as you also do feel that these symptoms today are unusual.

PK :

If the pain is just due to the acid then tums will help in getting rid of the discomfort.

PK :

If this does not help then we should exclude a cardiac cause here.

Customer:

I have no heart issues apparently, they have been checked

PK :

ok

PK :

You can take the tums and it will not be a problem .

PK :

I hope you are getting my point ?

Customer:

in the future is there a time span between taking zantac and tums? Yes, I understand you. Just wondering about the time span between zantac and tums

PK :

Yes,it is recommended that there should be a gap of an hour or two between the two.

Customer:

thanks

PK :

As tums may decrease the plasma concentration of zantac if taken earlier.

PK :

You are welcome

PK :

Take care and god bless.

PK :

I wish you a speedy recovery and great health.

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PK :

Thank you.

Customer:

the reason was of interest to me - thanks for the reason for the time span

PK :

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