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What is the best antacid or other over-the-counter heartburn remedy for me?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

OTCThere are several remedies for heartburn. Antacids like Maalox? and Mylanta? are one of themost prevalent treatments for heartburn. Antacids work by neutralizing the acid in your stomachthat causes heartburn. You can get antaci...

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Are there any drug interactions with "statins" (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors)?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Statins can interact with other drugs, leading to a build-up in the body of the statin or theother drug being used. This drug interaction may result in frequent or severe side effects.Whether a drug interaction with a statin is li...

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How do you take levothyroxine?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Unless your doctor has given you alternate instructions, administer on an empty stomach with afull glass of water at least 30 - 60 minutes before breakfast. Administer 4 hours apart frommedications known to decrease absorption suc...

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Can levothyroxine be taken with food, vitamins, iron, or other minerals?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Thyroid supplements should not be taken with food, vitamins, iron, or other minerals, but dueto different reasons. Thyroid supplements containing levothyroxine ( Synthroid? , Levothroid? , and Levoxyl? ) work bestwhen taken on an ...

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Can levothyroxine be taken with food, vitamins, iron, or other minerals?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Thyroid supplements should not be taken with food, vitamins, iron, or other minerals, but dueto different reasons. Thyroid supplements containing levothyroxine ( Synthroid? , Levothroid? , and Levoxyl? ) work bestwhen taken on an ...

Source:  Walgreens

Are there any drug interactions with "statins" (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors)?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Statins can interact with other drugs, leading to a build-up in the body of the statin or theother drug being used. This drug interaction may result in frequent or severe side effects.Whether a drug interaction with a statin is li...

Source:  Walgreens

How do calcium supplements work?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Calcium can work in many ways. In conditions where a calcium deficiency is the problem, taking calcium supplements can help restore calcium to your body, which helps bone and teeth strength as well as organ function. When treating...

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What are oral stimulant laxatives?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Oral stimulant laxatives are fast-acting laxatives that are taken to produce a bowel movement. Oral stimulant laxatives help your body by generating steady contractions in your intestinal muscles. These contractions help to move y...

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What are rectal stimulant laxatives?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Rectal stimulant laxatives are stimulant laxatives administered rectally to help produce a bowel movement. Rectal stimulant laxatives work by directly stimulating the intestinal muscles, causing them to contract, moving the stool ...

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What are rectal stimulant laxatives?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Rectal stimulant laxatives are stimulant laxatives administered rectally to help produce a bowel movement. Rectal stimulant laxatives work by directly stimulating the intestinal muscles, causing them to contract, moving the stool ...

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What is Actonel?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Actonel? (risedronate) is an oral drug used to prevent bone loss and increase bone mass. It is used totreat or prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, to prevent osteoporosis due to medicinescalled corticosteroids, and to tr...

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What are oral stimulant laxatives?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Oral stimulant laxatives are fast-acting laxatives that are taken to produce a bowel movement. Oral stimulant laxatives help your body by generating steady contractions in your intestinal muscles. These contractions help to move y...

Source:  Walgreens

How can I prevent heartburn without medication?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Heartburn - also called gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD - can be triggered by eatinglarge meals or by eating certain foods. There are some ways to prevent heartburn symptomswithout medication. Some common symptoms of hear...

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Crohn's disease
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Malabsorption
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...of malabsorption include: Abetalipoproteinemia AIDS Biliary atresia Celiac disease Certain medications (cholestryramine, tetracycline, some antacids, some medications used to treat obesity, colchicine, acarbose, phenytoin) Certain types of cancer (lymphoma, pancreatic...

Help with your Heartburn and Acid Reflux
Health Info - Help with your Heartburn and Acid Reflux

...heartburn: For mild heartburn that occurs less than twice a week, you can try antacids. Antacids like Maalox or Mylanta can be bought at drug stores and grocery stores. Antacids...

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