I am taking Prozac and viibryd If I take alka


Q: I am taking Prozac and viibryd. If I take alka seltzer ..the dissolving tablets will it interact? Is it safe


A:   Hello
Thank you posting your query on “Ask the Doctor”
Alka Seltzer is an effervescent antacid locally acting in stomach that provides instant relief from stomach pain and discomfort in case of acidity.
Alka Seltzer with Prozac and viibryd is not contraindicated. But it should be taken after time gap of at least half hour after taking alfa sheltzer, otherwise it may affect absorption of drugs. You are advised to take both Prozac and viibryd at different time after food without using alka seltzer.
Alka seltzer should not be taken for more than 5 tablets and also not recommended for daily use.
You may ask your doctor to prescribe safe PPI for your heartburn problem. He or she may prescribe Tab.Rabeprazole 20 mg once daily.
Wish you a good health.

Related Q&A

Q: My mother is 60 years old. She has been taking prescribed dilaudid, xanax, and various non-narcotic medications for ...

Q: I am diagnosed with pvc. I did a echo, blood test and holter and all normal. I did stress test at the start of year a...

Q: I had to give this Ref ID : 423190. This is another follow up. So I know that my dad has an even bigger mole on hi...

Q: Hi, I just had a lymph node or so they think cut from my lower leg. It has been there for about five years. I have ha...

Q: Can I take coricidin HBO chest congestion & cough with flonase


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon