Does Mylanta help with nausea? 

Mylanta primarily targets increased gastric acidity and gas pain. While it can help manage nausea triggered by acid reflux, it may not be effective for nausea caused by other factors. 

Keep an eye on this article to find out if Mylanta can help with nausea and also some non-pharmacological remedies that can be useful.

Does Mylanta help with nausea? 

No, Mylanta does not generally help with nausea. However, it depends on the cause of your nausea. Mylanta is a combination of Aluminum Hydroxyzine, Magnesium Hydroxide, and Simethicone (1). 

These active ingredients work for increased gastric acidity and gas pain. If your nausea is triggered by acid reflux, Mylanta can help overcome it by managing it. 

However, nausea triggered by something will not respond to Mylanta. If you have eaten something bad and have a stomach bug, it will surely run its course. 

However, it is not recommended to take any medication consistently if your nausea is occasional and tolerable. If you have persistent nausea that doesn’t go away, reach out to your healthcare provider for a proper diagnosis and prescription. 

What medications treat nausea? 

There are plenty of OTC and prescription medications that can manage nausea. However, if your nausea is not occasional and has a root cause, proper medications are necessary to eliminate the actual problem. 

Medications like Gravol, Pepto-Bismol, Dramamine, Diphenhydramine, etc can control nausea caused by an upset stomach or motion sickness. Other medications include:

  • Metoclopramide
  • Prochlorperazine
  • Ondansetron
  • Promethazine
  • Scopolamine

It is important to note that the appropriate medication for treating nausea may vary depending on the underlying cause and individual factors. Patients should speak with their healthcare provider about the most appropriate medication for their specific condition.

It is also important to inform your doctor if you are currently taking any other medication that can cause nausea as a side effect, like 

  • Antibiotics, like Ciprofloxacin.
  • Antidepressants, like Effexor, Zoloft, Lexapro, etc.
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like Ibuprofen, Diclofenac, etc.
  • Antipsychotics, like Abilify, Seroquel, etc.
  • CNS stimulants, like Vyvanse, Adderall, etc.

What are some non-pharmacological remedies for nausea? 

Some Non-pharmacological remedies for nausea include:

  • Ginger – in the form of ginger tea, ginger ale, or ginger chews (2).
  • Peppermint – in the form of peppermint tea, peppermint essential oil capsules, or peppermint candies (3).
  • Hydration
  • Acupressure – applying pressure to specific points on the body, such as the wrist, can help alleviate nausea (4).
  • Dietary considerations – eating small, frequent meals throughout the day can help alleviate nausea symptoms.

It is important to note that non-pharmacological remedies may not be effective for all cases of nausea and should be used in conjunction with medical treatment


Depending on the underlying factors, various over-the-counter and prescription medications can effectively manage nausea. Additionally, non-pharmacological remedies and dietary considerations can complement medical treatment. 

For individuals experiencing recurrent or persistent nausea, it is crucial to consult a healthcare provider to identify the root cause and determine the most appropriate and effective course of treatment.

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