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What is the definition or description of: Antacids allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Antacids allergy?

Mostly non-existent: Anti-acids are composed of calcium carbonate. It is not possible to become allergic to this or any mineral. Rarely, someone may react to a coloring agent, a starch of plant origin or a preservative which has been added. ...Read more

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I've eaten eggs my whole life, but now at 25 I get horrible stomach pain. No antacids help. Did I develop an egg allergy?

I've eaten eggs my whole life, but now at 25 I get horrible stomach pain. No antacids help. Did I develop an egg allergy?

Unlikely: Unlikely that you are allergic to eggs, but you can always get it checked with an allergist. Rather try egg white without the egg yolk, you may be unable to digest the fat in the egg yolk. Any problems with other fatty foods? Any gall bladder issues? ...Read more

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What if your heart rate is 95 at rest? Took gaviscon (antacid)and benedryl earlier for allergy watery eyes. Usaully at 64 at rest and when anxiety is low

What if your heart rate is 95 at rest? Took gaviscon (antacid)and benedryl earlier for allergy watery eyes. Usaully at 64 at rest and when anxiety is low

Heart rate: Normal heart rate is between 60 and 100, and will fluctuate during the day and night for a variety of reasons. If your heart rate is 95 and you have no other symptoms, I wouldn't be concerned, but always check with your provider if you are not feeling normal. ...Read more

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10yr old girl with tummy pain. 3 mo on prescription antacid helped, now 6 mo later pain is back. Has been tested for allergies. Could it be an ulcer?

10yr old girl with tummy pain. 3 mo on prescription antacid helped, now 6 mo later pain is back. Has been tested for allergies. Could it be an ulcer?

Unlikely: In 10 yo unlikely to be an ulcer, might be h. Pylori infection, possibly gastritis, but keep in mind that in kids an abdominal pain can be a symptom of wide variety of problems including anxiety and depression. Get her to pediatrician, they will be able to find the reason for abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What are some well-known antacid brands?

What are some well-known antacid brands?

Calcium carbonate?: Calcium carbonate ie Tums (calcium carbonate) is a common one. It's good for quick relief. And you get calcium! ...Read more

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Is it ill-advised to use antacids too often?

Is it ill-advised to use antacids too often?

GI problem: If you have to take antiacids frequently- that means you may have significant problems with your stomach and you may need to see a GI specialist. Talk to your primary care doctor who can refer you to see GI doctor. In addition, taking too much antiacid may block absorption certain nutrients including iron from food. You may have iron deficiency anemia and that can make you feel tired ...Read more

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How would I figure out if antacid tablets are effective or not?

How would I figure out if antacid tablets are effective or not?

If they work...: If taking antacids for acid indigestion, heartburn or reflux you will know almost immediately if they work if they rapidly quell the symptoms and bring you relief. ...Read more

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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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Why do doctors keep prescribing antacids?

Why do doctors keep prescribing antacids?

Antacid pros & cons: Many antacids work by neutralizing acid in your stomach. Some contain simethicone that helps break up gas bubbles in your stomach. One floats on top of acid so it "coats" as the acid is refluxed. In any case, antacids must be taken multiple times a day to keep acid neutralized, and benefits are short-lived. Magnesium-containing ones can promote diarrhea; calcium-containing ones can increase acid! ...Read more

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What is the active ingredient in common antacids?

What is the active ingredient in common antacids?

Antacid pros & cons: Many antacids work by neutralizing acid in your stomach. Some contain simethicone that helps break up gas bubbles in your stomach. One floats on top of acid so it "coats" as the acid is refluxed. In any case, antacids must be taken multiple times a day to keep acid neutralized, and benefits are short-lived. Magnesium-containing ones can promote diarrhea; calcium-containing ones can increase acid! ...Read more

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Antacids can interfere with the absorption of what?

Many drugs...: Antacids - aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide - may potentially interfere with the absorption of numerous medications, too many to list. This interference can be minimized by taking other medications 2 hours before or after antacid administration. ...Read more

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My husband belches throughout the day and takes tons of antacids. What is it?

My husband belches throughout the day and takes tons of antacids. What is it?

GERD: He may have an ulcer, hiatal hernia, or reflux disease. This should be evaluated by a doctor as he may need more potent medications or may need an endoscopy to evaluate for complications of reflux disease. ...Read more

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Can antacid cause constipation?

Antacids that: Contain aluminum or calcium may have consipation as a side effect. ...Read more

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How do antacids differ from antibiotics?

Acid vs. Bacteria: Antacids work to combat stomach acids that cause reflux, sour stomach, etc.
Antibiotics are designed to kill bacteria that cause infections! ...Read more

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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

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Any antacid drug should be taken before meals or after meals?

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Any antacid drug should be taken before meals or after meals?

After meals if. . .: Take antacids such as calcium carbonate after meals if you notice heartburn. If you can, avoid those foods that make it worse. Stop smoking. Keep alcohol to a minimum. Stay upright as long as possible after meals. If antacids aren't enough, consider h2 blockers like ranitidine. Failing that, consider proton pump inhibitors (ppis) like omeprazole. Go see your family doc if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Do antacids affect cephalexin?

Do antacids affect cephalexin?

No: This compound is not affected by pH, and because it is absorbed not in the stomach but in the small bowel (high in the intestinal tract), it does not disturb the lower bowel flora. ...Read more

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Is insomnia a side effect of some antacids?

Is insomnia a side effect of some antacids?

Generally not.: Antacids such as tums, maalox, mylanta certainly should cause difficulty sleeping. Stronger ones, ranitidine, pepcid, generally should either. Even stronger--aciphex, nexium, (esomeprazole) protonix--generally don't. Stronger yet--dexilant--not likely. However, the interaction of drug and each organism is different, and any drug could pretty much cause most side effects in some people. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take antacids if I'm pregnant?

Yes: Tums (calcium carbonate) is ok to take while pregnant. Quantity will need to be watched out as you can take too much causing illness and possible hospitalization. ...Read more

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Nauseous, threw up, should I take an antacid?

Probably Yes, but..: Female Age unstated asks Naueous, threw up, should I take an antacid? Probably yes, for starters but one does not know the cause of the nausea; Food, Drink, Gall bladder stones etc. More clarification needed. However if nausea & vomiting persist or if fever and other symptoms like Headache occur a visit to ones PCP will be appropriate. ...Read more

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Is it possible to use epsom salt as an antacid?

Not likely: Epsom salt, or magnesium sulfate, has numerous uses in medicine, but I've never used it for an antacid nor have I heard of it being used as so...Magnesium carbonate is a basic compound that can be used as an antacid. ...Read more

Antacids Allergy (Definition)

Anti-acids are composed of calcium carbonate. It is not possible to become allergic to this or any mineral. Rarely, someone may react to a coloring agent, a starch of plant origin or a preservative ...Read more


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Antacid (Definition)

Antacids are a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug, common ...Read more