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Why anesthetic antacids use in health problems?

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Dr. Julian Goldman
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Anesthetic antacids?: I'm not sure what you are refer to by "anesthetic antacids". There is a special type of antacid used before anesthesia. These antacids are clear liquids that neutralize stomach acid and have no solids that would be unsafe before anesthesia. Solids (like food) could get stuck in the lungs if a patient vomits during anesthesia and inhales (aspirates) the vomit.
Last updated Feb 9, 2017


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