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I started taking Aciphex (20mg) in the morning a week ago…

I started taking Aciphex...

I started taking Aciphex (20mg) in the morning a week ago and was planning to take it for 4 weeks. For some reason I have heartburn this evening and want to know if I can take Zantac (150mg) or is Mylanta better? Thanks you.

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

No, just mild heartburn which may b

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Have pounds overweight and started my diet a week ago.

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Actually you can take both the Zantac and the Mylanta and the Mylanta will work nearly immediately for you heartburn

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Customer reply replied 26 days ago
Please confirm if I understood your reply that I can take either Zantac or Mylanta even if I take a daily 20mg dose of a PPI, Aciphex brand, not the generic.

Yes you can still take both the Zantac and the Mylanta

The Zantac works in a different way from the aciphex

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