Antacid

Medicines that are used to neutralize the acids present in the stomach causing gastric problems are called antacids. They are used to treat conditions like acid reflux, heartburn, indigestion, etc. The common ingredients in an antacid are citric acid, sodium bicarbonate, and aluminum hydroxide.

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Why do I feel dizzy after taking Ibuprofen?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 18 year old female, and I weigh 135 lbs and 5.4 feet tall. I take birth control pills every night, along with two 500 mcg Biotin and two 500 mg cranberry pills. Tonight, I had a headache, so I accidentally took two 800 mg Ibuprofen tablets without thinking about it. I feel extremel...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? You do not need to worry about any of these symptoms. Let me explain. Biotin and Cranberry are health supplements, they do not affect the body adversely. Birth control pills, regularize the hormonal status in the body. So, they have no effect too. But f...  Read Full »

Does constant clearing of mucus related to HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel something stuck in my throat and constant clearing of mucus for a month now. But, there is no pain while swallowing. I had Azithral 500 mg for five days, but it did not work. Since five days, I have been taking Pantodac 40 mg. It has cured the feeling of something stuck in throa...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Community Medicine Physician, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Preventive Medicine Physician, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms are not specific and they do not suggest HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). It may be due to GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) or gastritis as it is responding to Pantodac (Pantoprazole). Avoid carbonated drinks, hot and spicy foods. Take short...  Read Full »

Why does it feel like something is moving in my chest?

Query: Hi doctor, I need a consultation for my father. He is 56 years old. His height is 5 feet 8 inches and weight is 78 kg. He looks healthy. He is not obese and there is no history of ortho, cardiac or uric acid problems. Sometimes, he might have high BP. He does not smoke, chew tobacco or drink alcohol...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditi Gupta Jha

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. To clear your doubts regarding your father's chest pain, it looks like gastritis. Most chest pains are not heart related and it is good that you got an ECG done. The type of pain he complains is typical of gastritis, so to treat it I would like to know what medications h...  Read Full »

Does pineapple cause heartburn?

Query: Hello doctor, I have acid reflux problem. To the maximum it will cause problems like twice in six months. Shall I eat pineapple for the acid reflux issue? What if I eat pineapple daily or alternate basis and manipulate my liver to produce less acid for the future? Also, due to this habit, I can get...  Read Full »


Dr. Eriol Braholli

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, General Surgeon, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acid reflux, also known as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), is a condition related mostly to the esophageal sphincter incompetence. Low to moderate grades of GERD are treated first with antacid drugs, which is the best and the first non-invasive solution. ...  Read Full »

Why does my Adam's apple hurt on touch?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old male with a history of some tonsil problem. About seven years ago, I had both a peritonsillar abscess and mononucleosis around the same time. After that, I began seeing an ENT for some fatigue and for lymph nodes on my neck that were both large and painless. After a...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you please send me pictures of your throat and of the prescription of the surgery done before? I feel you have recurrent follicular tonsillitis, and you got peritonsillar abscess for the same reason. Chronic throat infection also causes lymph node enlargement, which ...  Read Full »

What is the gurgling in my throat?

Query: Hi doctor,I am getting anxious about my health. I just wish you to look at a photo I have attached. It is a photo I got from the internet, which looks very similar to me. I have no other symptoms. I have always had the slight red marks, but have never noticed them. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Alok Rathi

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Those represent the cobblestone appearance of posterior pharyngeal wall and it is in early stage. There is nothing to worry. Such appearance of posterior pharyngeal wall is usually seen in chronic allergic pharyngitis. It may also be seen in asymptomatic people and c...  Read Full »

I am 14 weeks pregnant, and I suffer from severe acid reflux. Should I consult a gastroenterologist?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 14 weeks pregnant, and I suffer from continuous severe acid reflux, from the past 7 to 8 weeks. I consulted my gynecologist, but she did not give any medicine. Antacids are not effective at all, and I have a feeling of food stuck in my throat and chest. It is very unpleasant and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rosita Alizadeh Shalchi

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry that you have severe discomfort. You know that acid reflux and nausea are common in pregnancy. Sometimes, small and frequent meals can be tolerated. I suggest you try taking a ginger-based candy 15 minutes before you get out of bed. It is better not to drin...  Read Full »

Does Cabergoline increase prolactin secretion?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old female. My periods were slightly irregular, so I checked in with a gynecologist who prescribed blood tests. My TSH, FSH and LH were at normal levels, but my prolactin was high at 72 ng/mL. I have been taking Domperidone prior to the test for 15 days. My doctor sugges...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Domperidone is known to increase prolactin secretion which is the cause of your delayed periods. Cabergoline does not increase prolactin secretions; rather it is prescribed to reduce hyperprolactinemia (increased prolactin levels). Your prolactin levels are moderately hig...  Read Full »

Tests for stomach pain revealed a high eosinophil count. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a stomach ache from the last two months. It got worsened last week and I was admitted to a hospital. A lot of tests were done. The CBC revealed eosinophilia. The gastroscopy revealed an edematous duodenum. A duodenal biopsy was taken. I have attached my biopsy report. I want to u...  Read Full »


Dr. Klerida Shehu

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your biopsy report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and the findings were normal. There is nothing to be worried about. You will need to use PPI's (proton pump inhibitors) to improve your symptoms. Regarding your eosinophilia, it may be el...  Read Full »

My ECG shows RBBB, but no abnormality was found in echo. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old. I am suffering from acidity problem and hypertension. My SGPT 107, SGOT 112, bilirubin 1.1 and fasting blood sugar 83 mg/dL. All other blood test reports like lipid profile and uric acid are normal. My USG report is normal. My ECG shows RBBB and no abnormality found in ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which are quite acceptable. Liver enzyme up to three times of upper limit is fine. Your BMI (body mass index) also fine as it is less than 25. RBBB (right bundle branch block) is usually benign in...  Read Full »

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