Multiple drugs to manage heartburn?
September 19, 2007 11:13 AM Subscribe
GERDfilter: Is it bad to take prevacid AND tums?
posted by dismas to Health & Fitness (10 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm 20 years old, and a fairly high level of stress (college and family related) means I've had chronic heartburn for a month or two. My doc back home prescribed me prevacid (I was on another PPI for a week or so last spring). Prevacid is working for me pretty well, but if I'm not careful about caffeine intake or other dietary stuff, it still bothers me some at night.
So my question is: can I use Tums to manage flare-up kind of stuff while still taking the prevacid, or will they nullify one another or completely hose my digestive system?
If it's relevant, I'm on Soladyn to manage acne. Oh, also, I was tested negative for h. priorli (or whatever that bacteria is that can contribute to ulcers),