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Can I take both Omeprazole and gaviscon? Or Zantac?

(9 Posts)
Emmiedarling Thu 06-Sep-12 22:25:38

Got three different types of antacids.

I've got mega heart burn.

Can I take all three at once?! Or at least two?

I don't know if you can combine but gaviscon is definitely okay. If you can get the Gaviscon advance tablets, even better. I got them on prescription when I was pregnant as I had heartburn at least every other day.

Sorry, can't advise on the others as I have not used them.

emts Fri 07-Sep-12 00:23:16

I take rabeprazole (Pariet) and Gaviscon double strength liquid together. I have the Pariet first thing in the morning and Gaviscon in the evening.

spinnerette Fri 07-Sep-12 03:33:09

i take lansoprazole, which is practically the same as omeprazole and my doctor told me to either take lanzoprazole OR gaviscon as they can equal each other out.

SapphireandFevertree Fri 07-Sep-12 04:41:34

Gaviscon is fine, as is ranitidine (Zantac) and you can take them together.. I'm not sure about omeprazole in pregnancy. I think there isn't the evidence to be sure. It works differently to either of the other two though so could be used in combination with them if the dr says its ok in pregnancy.

Jollyb Fri 07-Sep-12 06:27:29

Yes you can take omeprazole and gaviscon together. If you're taking omeprazole don't bother with the zantac.

PickleSarnie Fri 07-Sep-12 06:41:09

Omeprazole shouldn't be taken with ranitdine/zantac but its fine to take in pregnancy.

AliceHurled Fri 07-Sep-12 07:54:22

I was prescribed omezparole and gaviscon at the same time, the implication being I take together. I haven't actually done so, as omezparole does the trick.

osaenlondres Fri 07-Sep-12 08:47:53

All are safe to take separately and gaviscon can be taken with either of the other drugs. You may find though that if you take omeprazole you won't need anything else. I had horrible heartburn from about 15wks, first got ranitidine prescribed - no result; after 24 wks have been on omeprazole - my life is back to normal!!

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