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Board Certified and I have 32 years of patient experience. I am happy to help you. I'm sorry that you are having acid reflux problems. Gaviscon, an antacid and Zantac, a H2 blocker usually work well together. the metallic odor may be due to the magnesium in Gaviscon. Switching to an combination based antacid such as Maalox may eliminate this problem for you. Also may I suggest replacing the Zantac with a PPI such as over the counter Nexium. This reduces the formation of stomach acid better than a H2 blocker and may after a few days of use, negate the need of the antacid altogether. None of the medications will interfere with your Metoprolol.
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