Alka Seltzer vs Digestive Enzymes

Alka Seltzer
(OTC)
Digestive Enzymes
(OTC)
Alka Seltzer is an anti-inflammatory, fever reducing and pain relief medication.
Digestive Enzymes is an enzymes medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.5
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.5
Very Satisfied
Concern level
1.2
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
12,135 Discussions
64,037 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Headaches
#3 for Heartburn
#4 for GERD
#5 for Indigestion
Alka Seltzer is approved for Pain, Headaches and Heartburn and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Bloating
#2 for IBS
#4 for Candida
#5 for Celiac
#7 for Indigestion
Digestive Enzymes is approved for Bloating, Gastrointestinal Gas, IBS, Candida and Celiac and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Alk
Diabetes
2
Addiction
2
Dehydration
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Gagging
1
Hiccups
1
Seizures
1
Palpitations
1
Gastritis
1
Dig
Weight Gain
8
Diabetes
3
Dizziness
1
Hair Loss
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Loss of Appetite
1
Shortness of Breath
1
Ketosis
1
Palpitations
1
Hives
1
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Dehydration
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Dig
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0
Withdrawal Symptoms
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1
1
High Blood Pressure
Alk
Dig
1
0
Gagging
Alk
Dig
1
0
Hiccups
Alk
Dig
1
0
Seizures
Alk
Dig
1
0
Palpitations
Alk
Dig
1
1
Gastritis
Alk
Dig
1
0
Weight Gain
Dig
Alk
8
0
Diabetes
Dig
Alk
3
2
Dizziness
Dig
Alk
1
0
Hair Loss
Dig
Alk
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Dig
Alk
1
1
Loss of Appetite
Dig
Alk
1
0
Shortness of Breath
Dig
Alk
1
0
Ketosis
Dig
Alk
1
0
Palpitations
Dig
Alk
1
1
Hives
Dig
Alk
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Alka Seltzer during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Digestive Enzymes during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Alka Seltzer and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Digestive Enzymes and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 324 mg, 325 mg, 325-1000-1700 mg
Tablet: , 30000-8000- 30,000 unit, 19-27.5-5 mg
Capsule:
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Aspirin/Sodium Bicarbonate/Citric Acid , Potassium Bicarbonate/Sodium Bicarbonate/Citric Acid
Enzymes Digestive
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Alka Seltzer and Digestive Enzymes: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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