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Once I had couple of large beers. After that I've got acidity. So Is it OK to take antacid tablet after drinking beer?

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    Maybe edit question to list your specific concerns about taking an antacid after drinking? – CKrug Sep 24 '14 at 12:28
  • @CKrug I've taken antacid couple of times but i didn't faced any side effect. Just wanted to know if it damages internal body – JL Ann Sep 25 '14 at 4:37
  • Every now and then if taking an antacid won't hurt, I would advise against long term use. – Wayne In Yak Sep 25 '14 at 20:00
  • I took NexPro RD 40mg tablet. Any side effects of this tablet after drinking beer. – JL Ann Sep 26 '14 at 5:15
  • There shouldn't be any issues, but some stuff says that taking alcohol might make acid reflux worse. If in doubt, ask your doctor – Wayne In Yak Sep 26 '14 at 14:54
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It depends... I don't see an issue with the standard Tums or Rolaids but there might be issues with ranitidine according to some studies.

http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/news/20000215/zantac-alcohol-dont-mix

"The effect was striking," says author Charles Lieber, MD. In a three-hour test period, conducted under conditions similar to social drinking, the study showed that ranitidine can increase blood alcohol content by 38%. Levels reached in the study exceeded the legal drinking limit -- and the effects lasted up to two hours after drinking stopped.

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I've been prescribed Ranitidine and it says "AVOID ALCOHOL" in all caps, so you know it's important.

  • (ooh, I can comment on my own Answers though... neat!) – Josh G Apr 16 '15 at 22:51
  • I always figured since Alcohol can hurt your stomach, and you've been prescribed medication for stomach problems, better to avoid it. But that side effect is pretty wild. – Josh G Apr 16 '15 at 22:53

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