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Aluminum Hydroxide Medication
Are there any good over-the-counter medications for IBS c I have been taking probiotics metamusal and milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?
IBS: I would recommend that you do a food dairy and see which foods you are allergic (ibs pts have allergies). The most common are dairy and gluten. You can try a to do a food elimination diet where you eliminate an entire food category for 1-2 weeks to see if you improve. I would recommend a high strength probiotic of 80 billion. For constipation I would recommend taking mag 500-1000 mg per night. ...Read more
Take 10mg celexa a day and just took 4 tbsp of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) for constipation. Just saw on drugs. Com there's a moderate interaction. Am I okay?
Yes.: You're on low dose of celexa. Just be cautious on milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) use. It's not good to use large amounts of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) at any time. The interactions you saw are very rare, and usually requires that you have electrolyte abnormalities that are not common at your age group. Senna S is a vegetable laxative that is safer overall. ...Read more
Can maalox (aluminium hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide and simethicone) cause some drug allergy symptoms like rash?
Yes: One can become allergic to any substance at any time, even if you have tolerated it before. Dangerous allergic reactions such as lip, face, tongue, or throat swelling require immediate trip to er; lesser reactions like a rash or hives can be treated with over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) -- for an adult 2 tablets every 4 hours. Good luck! ...Read more
Can I take milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) if I take abuterol, singulair, bystolic, amildopine, zyretex, klonipin, asprin, musinex is there any drug interaction?
No: milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) is not appreciably absorbed and works mostly in the intestines to increase fluid intake into the bowel to promote a bowel movement. If taken in excess it can cause fluid loss and dehydration, which could effect your other meds. If taken as prescribed, it should not cause problems, but talk to your doctor and/or pharmacist to be sure. ...Read more
No: These have been in common use for many years. ...Read more
High metal content: Well it depends what you are talking about. We are not supposed consume high amounts of aluminum. It is usually found in the water and deodorant. In general metals are harmful to us. This is why its better to drink bottled water than tap. Heavy metals are more dangerous. If you consume too much aluminum, it could deposit in tissues...Not good. Hope this helps. Detox! ...Read more
No: Dialysis dementia resulted in part from aluminum toxicity but that was introduced in fairly sizable amounts into the bloodstream itself. There's a "pop" claim about aluminum in drinking water "correlating with" Alzheimer's but when I chased down the actual article it showed a NEGATIVE relationship, the facts being misrepresented by the scaremongers. I decided it was noise -- no real relationship. ...Read more
Yes, they include...: I believe tom;s of maine makes an aluminum free toothpaste as well as a brand called xyliwhite. ...Read more
Metal: The metal crowns are more durable than the porcelain crowns. ...Read more
Should I be concerned, I think I accidentally swallowed a tiny piece of aluminum foil from a sandwich. No bigger than my thumbnail.?
Should be fine: A small piece of foil should pass through your GI tract without any problem. There are no significant toxic effects from a small piece of foil, nor should there be any mechanical problems such as an obstruction. I always say however if you are having severe pain or vomiting, you should be seen. ...Read more
No.: Countless people have swallowed bits of aluminum foil. Fortunately, they don't have seizures! ...Read more
Vaccines: The aluminum salts are used to better provoke or stimulate the immune systems response to the antigens. It has been used in vaccines for over 80 yrs. Mercury (thimerosal) is only used in multi-use vials of flu vaccines. It is a preservative that prevents contamination and potential bacterial growth. It is found in only trace amounts (You get exposed to more mercury eating rice) ...Read more
Metal burden: Burden beause (in theory) it is not enough to poison. We all have metal burden beause of the way that we have built our civilization. Aluminum is one of the toxic metals. ...Read more
No science for that:
Aluminum does not, in any way, cause alzheimers. More than 15 years ago, researchers identified higher quantities of aluminum in the brains of those with alzheimers and even autism. It is the result of the blood-brain barrier being broken. In other words, it is a result, not a cause.
During the 1960s and 1970s, aluminum emerged as a possible suspect in causing alzheimer’s disease. This suspicion. ...Read more
Maybe: But I would recommend plastic instead.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not chemically: Mylanta suspension contains aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide. These compounds aren't water soluble which is one reason you need to shake the bottle before pouring it out. However aluminum hydroxide is no more like aluminum than rust is like iron. Aluminum hydroxide is a complex molecule whereas aluminum is an element. I hope that answers your question. ...Read more
No good basis for an:
Answer. Aluminum does leach into food, especially if the food is acidic. See this site for an admittedly non-scientific opinion.
http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=newtip&dbid=8. ...Read more
Yes: Should not cause a problem, remember no raw meat, chicken or fish, esp suchi and make sure you wash all fruits and veges properly and organic for a lot of foods is safer if it isn't too expensive and as littlke sodium as posible as that can lead to elevated BP when preg or not preg. ...Read more
No proof: Just a lot of talk.Get a more detailed answer ›
ANTACIDS: These antacids are salts that act as buffers for neutralizing acid. The difference is which type of salt. ...Read more
H/A metallic taste: Could be sinusitis with post nasal drip, or reflux-causing sinusitis, , thyroid disease, diabetes, can also be migraine aura. Taste abnormalities could be exposure to lead or mercury (depending on where you work), pregnancy (check HCG), zinc supplements, medications even OTC allergy meds and nicotine, very rarely tumors. F/u/ w/ doc ...Read more
The same way you: Would if they didn't have any.Get a more detailed answer ›
Worried that I used aluminum foil to store pizza, reheat pizza, line pan for fries, and wrap potato for baking when pregnant. Will baby be affected?
No: I would not expect any problem from these practices. ...Read more
I accidently blended aluminum foil with tomatoes and put it inmy food and ate it, its been 3 days since it happened and I've been having bad heartburn?
X ray: I would suggest an x ray of your abdomen to see if the aluminum pieces are stuck ...Read more
I don't think so: Aluminum allergy has been described in the medical literature but to my knowledge there are no signs or symptoms related to the mouth. ...Read more
Aluminum Level: This is the amount of free aluminum ion in the blood stream. Aluminum is highly toxic if blood levels are elevated above what is considered normal for the laboratory conducting the test. ...Read more