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Is vegetable magnesium stearate a magnesuim antacid?

Is vegetable magnesium stearate a magnesuim antacid?

No: Antacids contain hydroxide which is an anion. Magnesium is a cation which can be coupled with the hydroxide to make an antacid. Other forms contain calcium (ie tums). Stearate is an anion but is not an antacid. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Passer
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Which antacid contains calcium, magnesium, and simethicone?

Which antacid contains calcium, magnesium, and simethicone?

ROLAID: Rolaid contains 1calcium carbonate 2magnesium hydroxide 3simethicone. ...Read more

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Why is milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) an antacid?

IT IS A ANTACID: Yes it is an antacid as it neutralise the stomach acid and has been used as an antacid for years and in larger quantity it acts also as a laxative. ...Read more

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Can i take allegra (fexofenadine) and omeprazole together? It said not to take magnesium antacids with allegra (fexofenadine).

Can i take allegra (fexofenadine) and omeprazole together? It said not to take magnesium antacids with allegra (fexofenadine).

A valuable resource: You can use a drug interaction checker whenever you have questions about drug-drug interactions or drug - food interactions. Here is 1 option (Drugs.Com): https://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.php Your pharmacist is also a good source of info. ...Read more

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Post Whipple so must take antacids and enzymes. guidance says avoid calcium carbonate and magnesium hydroxide antacids. Any alternatives please?

Post Whipple so must take antacids and enzymes.  guidance says avoid calcium carbonate and magnesium hydroxide antacids. Any alternatives please?

Alternatives: The problem is most antacids are from the 2 chemicals but you can use Gaviscon which is a little different and so could be used without over use. However I do not know if you can use meds or are on the H2 receptor blockers (Zantac, Pepcid, (famotidine) Axid) These can help with the heartburn as well. You can try these and see. I hope it is some help but depends on your provider. ...Read more

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I get bad pain in elbows, hips, knees and under my feet, especially mornings.Magnesium, vitamins and antacid don't help.What can it be and what can I do?

I get bad pain in elbows, hips, knees and under my feet, especially mornings.Magnesium, vitamins and antacid don't help.What can it be and what can I do?

See a doctor: It could be many causes, such as arthritis, strain muscles or tendons, or systemic disease, etc. I recommend you need to see a doctor get a complet exam. ...Read more

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Which is the difference between aluminum - magnesium and calcium base anti acids?

ANTACIDS: These antacids are salts that act as buffers for neutralizing acid. The difference is which type of salt. ...Read more

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Can I try 3-4 TUMS (calcium carbonate) for severe leg cramps while on Prednisone? I do take multivitamin & a Magnesium, Zinc, Calcium supplement. Have OA. Any harm?

Can I try 3-4 TUMS (calcium carbonate) for severe leg cramps while on Prednisone?  I do take multivitamin & a Magnesium, Zinc, Calcium supplement.  Have OA. Any harm?

Possibly: TUMs (calcium carbonate) may affect the absorption of other medications. Also if they have calcium in them you do not want to go above 1,500 mg of calcium a day because of the risk of kidney stones. Also you said you have OA and we typically do not use Prednisone for that condition. Please make certain of your diagnosis ...Read more

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What are the toxic effects of aluminum in antacid?

What are the toxic effects of aluminum in antacid?

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

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Is adipic acid (ingredient in Tums (calcium carbonate) and generic antacids) same as aluminum?

No: No, it is made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. There is no aluminum in the compound. It is added in small amounts to Tums (calcium carbonate) and antacids as a flavoring agent, giving them a tart taste. ...Read more

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I'm taking azithromycin, i know in supposed to avoid antacids. Can i take it with nuun electrolyte tablets which have magnesium sulfate? I am having diarrhea thus the nuun.

I'm taking azithromycin, i know in supposed to avoid antacids. Can i take it with nuun electrolyte tablets which have magnesium sulfate?  I am having diarrhea thus the nuun.

Ok : Taking Azithromycin and magnesium should not be a problem. However if you're having diarrhea on the antibiotics that might be more of an issue. I would probably follow up with the doctor prescribing the medicine. ...Read more

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Had antacid that was expired an year back. M scared.. Please help...

Had antacid that was expired an year back. M scared.. Please help...

Don't be scared. : Generally expiration dates on medicines mean they can lose their efficacy beyond that date. An expired antacid shouldn't cause you any serious problems. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy to use antacids?

Is it unhealthy to use antacids?

Antacids: If use on prn (as needed) basis & not exceeding recommended daily dose, no problem. ...Read more

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What are the best antacid medications?

Depends on…: Frequency & severity of symptoms: mild, occasional heartburn can be relieved by otc antacids (tums/rolaids/mylanta/gaviscon). More frequent/severe may require otc h2 acid blocker (zantac/axid/tagamet/pepcid). Severe/frequent symptoms: try otc/rx ppi (prilosec/prevacid/protonix). Dietary changes help, too: no caffeine/soda, fried/fatty foods, spicy foods, onions, acidic foods (tomatoes, lemon, lime. ...Read more

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What ingredients should I look for in a good antacid?

What ingredients should I look for in a good antacid?

Antacids : The most common ingredients in good antacids are calcium carbonate, aluminum hydroxide and my Magnesium hydroxide. There are many others that work well also, however. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do antacids deplete b12?

Theoretically: Lack of stomach acid can cause impaired release of B12 from food. Typical antacids (tums, mylanta, etc) and intermittent use of other agents are not likely sufficient to affect this in any clinical way, but proton pump inhibitors such as Omeprazole when taken daily for long periods of time can cause vit B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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