Re: PM&R doctor says Mylanta binds Morphine.
My cardiologist told me to use Mylanta when I feel chest pains. I have had a lot of chest pains lately, mostly stress, but I use Mylanta and if that does not stop the pains, I use Nitrolingual. If that does not stop the pain I call 911.
I have been on a few meds like Prevacid, Aciphex and I am on Omeprazole now. I take two capsules a day. I STILL get acid reflux once in awhile. Did I mention that I drank drano when I was three years old. It ate my teeth and gums out, but they didn't check my esophagus (to my knowledge) until a couple of years ago. It is scarred, but no cancer, etc.
I understand Mylanta, Nexium, Prevacid, Aciphex and so on can change the PH in your stomach, but when you have a severe chest pain, every other priority gets shifted. I have already spent 4 days in cardiac ICU, where my heart stopped twice and so on. I learned a lesson there. I no longer ignore chest pains.
Back to the original statement...I was mainly wanting to make sure everyone knew about it. I understood Mylanta, etc. could change the PH of our stomach and therefore change how the meds reacted...what I never thought of was that taking Mylanta at 8am might "bind" my Morphine taken at 11am (as an example).
Lorriem has a good point. If we are just taking Mylanta, etc as part of a "general" regimen, we should consider taking it after our other meds. If my usage were not cardiac related, I would do that.