Frequently Asked Questions

MYLANTA® brings you this FAQ section to answer your most frequently asked questions about its heartburn, antacid, and anti-gas remedies.

This section also includes information about the treatment and causes of common stomach discomfort and pain. It also provides information about heartburn treatment for children and for women who are pregnant or nursing.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions specific to the Recall of MYLANTA® liquid products (11/29/10).
 

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How is MYLANTA® Classic different from the liquid Mylanta products currently available?

Does MYLANTA® Classic work better than the other MYLANTA® products currently available?

How should the liquid MYLANTA® Antacid/Anti-Gas liquids be stored? Do they require refrigeration?

Can I give MYLANTA® to children with heartburn, acid indigestion, or upset stomach?

How is MYLANTA® Supreme heartburn remedy different from traditional liquid antacids?

What will happen if I drink water when taking MYLANTA®?

Can I use MYLANTA® for more than 2 weeks if I am not using the full dose?
 

I am currently taking another drug. May I also use MYLANTA® while taking that drug?
 

Can I use MYLANTA® if I have heartburn while pregnant or nursing?

 

MYLANTA® Gas

MYLANTA® Gas

How long can I safely take MYLANTA® Gas?

I sometimes get gas. What can I take for it?

I am currently taking another drug. May I also use MYLANTA® Gas?

 

 
 

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How is MYLANTA® Classic different from the liquid Mylanta products currently available?
MYLANTA® Classic is currently available in MYLANTA® Regular and Maximum Strength liquid. They have different preservative systems. While the Mylanta Classic label states that the preservative does not meet USP standards, both systems are safe and effective when used as directed and MYLANTA® Classic has the taste that consumers prefer.

Does MYLANTA® Classic work better than the other MYLANTA® products currently available?
MYLANTA® Classic provides the same fast, effective relief of heartburn, acid indigestion, and gas as the other MYLANTA® liquid products. You can be assured that MYLANTA® Classic is safe and effective when used as directed.

How should the liquid MYLANTA® Antacid/Anti-Gas liquids be stored? Do they require refrigeration?
Regular Strength MYLANTA® Antacid/Anti-Gas liquid and Maximum Strength MYLANTA® Antacid/Anti-Gas liquid should be stored at room temperature. This remedy does not require refrigeration. As the package label states, "Do not freeze," since this will cause breakdown of the suspension.

Can I give MYLANTA® to children with heartburn, acid indigestion, or upset stomach?
Most MYLANTA® products are formulated for adults. In these cases, the package label will clearly state, "Children under 12: Ask a doctor".

How is MYLANTA® Supreme heartburn remedy different from traditional liquid antacids?
MYLANTA® Supreme is the first and only liquid heartburn remedy formulated without the ingredients that give other liquid antacids their chalky taste. That's why MYLANTA® Supreme has no chalky aftertaste, just a smooth, light taste and texture that goes down easily.

What will happen if I drink water when taking MYLANTA®?
Drinking water with or after taking MYLANTA® liquid will not affect how quickly or efficiently the product will treat your heartburn or stomach discomfort.

Can I use MYLANTA® for more than 2 weeks if I am not using the full dose?
If you have heartburn, acid indigestion, or sour stomach continuously for more than 2 weeks—whether or not you are taking the full dose—we recommend that you speak to your physician or pharmacist to determine whether MYLANTA® is appropriate for your condition.

I am currently taking another drug. May I also use MYLANTA® while taking that drug?
Antacids may interact with certain prescription drugs. If you are presently taking a prescription drug, do not take any heartburn remedy without checking with your doctor or pharmacist.
 

Can I use MYLANTA® if I have heartburn while pregnant or nursing?
Yes. MYLANTA® offers safe relief when the hormonal and physical changes of pregnancy bring on heartburn. But remember, you should always ask your doctor before taking any medicine when you are pregnant or nursing.

 

MYLANTA® Gas

How long can I safely take MYLANTA® Gas?
There is no time limit on the package label. But, if you experience stomach symptoms on a continued basis, we recommend that you consult your physician.

I sometimes get gas. What can I take for it?
MYLANTA® Gas provides a quick remedy and handy treatment for bloating, pressure, and the discomfort of gas caused by certain foods (such as beans, bran, and broccoli) or by swallowing air.

I am currently taking another drug. May I also use MYLANTA® Gas?
Yes. There have been no reports of interactions between simethicone, the anti-gas medicine in MYLANTA® Gas, and other drugs. If you have further questions about medicine interactions, we suggest you ask your doctor or pharmacist.

 

 
 
 

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