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How do you say "Rolaids" in Korea?

 
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dulouz



Joined: 04 Feb 2003
Location: Uranus

PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2003 11:57 am    Post subject: How do you say "Rolaids" in Korea? Reply with quote

Aside from Rolaids, whats the antacid medication in Korea?

what about ibprophin? Whats that called?
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Bulsajo



Joined: 16 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2003 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EE-BOO-PRO-PEN. Say it that way and the pharmacist will understand.
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thinker



Joined: 10 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2003 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

try some sign language and say Bey-ah-poom-ni-da Embarassed (pain in yur stomach), they'll usually go AHH and pull something off the shelf for you> > >or draw a picture of a foamy stomach> > >
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Zyzyfer



Joined: 29 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2003 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is Iboprophin the strong, good stuff, or is it over-the-counter business?

When I was back in the States, I was given some wonderful antacid medicine, but I could only get 6 weeks' worth of dosage. Now I have to plan it so that acid-laden meals and the medicine are taken at the same time...would love to find out about some prescription stuff. My stomach is healing, but I fear the spaghetti syndrome again...
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Bulsajo



Joined: 16 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2003 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Z, Ibuprofen is a general pain killer/anti-inflammatory (e.g. Tylenol etc.), not really meant for stomachs; It was the secondary question of the OP unrelated to stomach troubles.

Most pharmacists should know the medicinal ingredient if it's written down; You might try writing this on a slip of paper and bringing it to the pharmacy-
RANITIDINE or RANITIDINE HYDROCHLORIDE (the acid reducer found in Zantac75).
or
BISMUTH SUBSALICYLATE (the active ingredient in Peptol Bismol- the pink stuff)

FWIW, Rolaids, Tums, Alka Seltzer etc. are pretty much
Magnesium and Calcium Carbonate.

Good luck.

Edit:
Just found this webpage, it might be of use-
http://www.bupa.co.uk/health_information/html/medicine/h2antagonist.html
Quote:
There are a number of medicines for treating stomach ulcers and indigestion. One of the most important of these is a group of medicines known as H2-receptor antagonists or H2 antagonists. The most commonly taken H2 antagonists are cimetidine (Tagamet) and ranitidine (Zantac).
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yodanole



Joined: 02 Mar 2003
Location: La Florida

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2003 12:20 am    Post subject: antacid Reply with quote

The most effective, cheapest and widely available antacid in Korea or elsewhere is a mixture of baking soda and water taken orally.
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white tiger



Joined: 28 Jan 2003
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2003 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mmm...baking soda and water....THAT is the best advice for sure; I was introduced to this homemade method a few months ago; for me, i use about a teaspoon of the baking soda(or is it baking powder? Well, the Arm & Hammer one that you put in your fridge...) and a half glass of water. Makes my stomach like a grade 6 Science Fair volcano experiment for a bit, but it sure works good!

ps- also realized that when i cut back on the drinks, it also worked miracles! Surprised
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The Great Wall of Whiner



Joined: 24 Jan 2003
Location: Middle Land

PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2003 9:36 am    Post subject: TUMS Reply with quote

I am bringing a WHOLE PILE of Tums and Rolaids with me when I come back to Korea May 1st.

Anyone interested, I will sell some, just make offers.
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