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Do Antacids Cause Constipation
Can antacids cause constipation? I took one yesterday and since then my poops feel incomplete and I have to strain
Persistent constipation after taking prescription antacids. Remained long after quitting. What's the cure?
Laxative foods/bev: Calcium carbonate is an ingredient in many antacids. Aluminum also does the same. Magnesium is more of a laxative and that is why many liquid laxatives mix aluminum and magnesium to balance the constipation/diarrhea effects of both. Stick to adding more fruits, veggies, juices, water to enhance softer bowel movements. If you do fiber-fill up with more fluids1. ...Read more
I have permanent indigestion/heartburn which I treat with OTC antacids, alternating constipation & diarhea, constant l/back ache. What could it be?
Ulcer: Late ulcer symptoms include those you have listed. ...Read more
I have for the last 2 days experiencing tightness in chest, very bad headaches, feels like something is stuck in my throat, constipation. I have been drinking lots of water and taking antacids without feeling any better?
Have dull pain in upper abdomen that feels like bloating but it's lasted for 3 days. Fairly persistent. Antacid does not help and not constipated.?
My father in law is having diarrhea n constipation after chemo on Friday is it safe to take Tums (calcium carbonate) he has cll?
Tums (calcium carbonate): Hi, I don't think there is any interaction between Chemo medication and Tums, (calcium carbonate) so it's ok. ...Read more
I take stool softeners to deal with my constipation. The result is too many trips to the bathroom. I was told to take tums (calcium carbonate). I am not sure it works.?
I have stomach spasms at night only when im trying to sleep. Also for 3 months I have bad gas/acid. Tums (calcium carbonate) works for a bit, docs say constipation? Why?
Age 16 mild stomach discomfort for pat 24 hrs. Not constipated, seems better with anti acids. What is causing this?
Heartburn: Heartburn or acid reflux may cause significant stomach irritation and therefore discomfort as you describe and responds to antacids. Try to avoid fatty, high carbohydrate foods as well as caffeine (coffee, tea, soda), sauces, mint. If you smoke avoid it as well. If it gets worse try to see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Is it possible for common antacids to neutralize the acid that plaque produces and causes cavities?
Yes: Current studies in cariology show that anything that increases ph over 7 will reduce or eliminate the decay process. However, using common antacids regularly for this purpose may be a problem for digestive health. ...Read more
What can heal gastritis when none of the antacids including prescription seem to help? No known causes.
Gastritis: Unclear to me how your diagnosis was made, but usually an upper endoscopy should be performed somewhere along the way. I assume you already tried PPI's such as Pantoprazole, Omeprazole or Esomeprazole. A review of over the counter drugs and supplements, as well as lifestyle changes, food, drinks, smoking, etc should be part of the plan if this is indeed gastritis. ...Read more
Could you tell me if talc causes cancer, why is it that it is found in antacid tablets and makeup?
What causes my stomach to gurgle and gas when I lay down. Taking pantaloc doesn't seem to work. I take some antacid at night. What can I do?
Try taking a probiotic supplement and looking at your diet. There are many foods that cause excessive gas - beans, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, chewing gum, milk products. See this website:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/gas-and-gas-pains/in-depth/gas-and-gas-pains/art-20044739 ...Read more
I can feel my food as it goes down to my stomach and it burns as it goes down. It causes chest pain. Took antacid no imprvmnt what could it be?
Esophagitis: Your esophagus is burned. You know how it takes a few days for a bad sunburn to stop hurting? Take antacid every 4 hours and at bedtime and/or add an otc drug like zantac (ranitidine) or prilosec. Avoid alcohol and aspirin. Don't eat within 2 hours of bedtime. If you're not better in 2 days, see your doctor. ...Read more
I'm on vicodin for a pinched nerve in my back and I need to take an antacid cause I'm refluxing bad can I take alkaseltzer cause it has aspirin in it?
You may want to see: Your doctor about your symptoms to make sure there is not an ulcer or gastritis issue for your back pain in the first place and your doctor may suggest other medication that may be more appropriate for your symptoms especially if the pain may be causing a stress type reaction to your stomach or are you also taking non steroidal anti inflammatories as well which cause GI symptoms in 10% taking them. ...Read more
Hmmm: Not that I know of but if someone is using lots of antacids, it means he/she has persistent symptoms of gastritis or reflux. That person could have Barrett's esophagus or H. Pilori infection, both of which can be associated with different cancers of the upper GI tract. Probably be wise to be checked. ...Read more
Had bad diarrhea and vomitting lastin about 12 hours can that cause clay colored stools? I took some antacids to help! 2 days later I still feel week
Med eval.: Clay colored stool is usually associated with lack of bile salts in the stool. Have the whites of your eyes or your skin turned yellow? Possible causes include: gallstones, hepatitis, biliary cirrhosis, as well as issues occlusions of bile ducts or biliary tree. Please seek medical attention. ...Read more
Antacid: Taking any medication can cause dizziness. Avoid foods that cause acid to increase in stomach, also avoid caffeine smoking and stress. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water, about half your body weight in ounces per day and exercise doing something that you like doing frequently. ...Read more
33, F, acid reflux disease, does it cause malnutrition or loss of vitamins or does the regular use of antacids cause it?
No, nothing serious: Acid reflux disease, sometimes called, GERD does not cause any nutritional effects. Most antacids used to treat acidity are benign and of minimal consequences. PPIs do have some rare effects on electrolytes like magnesium and Calcium but only after many years of use. This can lead to occasional bone fractures but they are so rare the benefit is much greater than the risk. ...Read more
What can cause abdominal pain surrounding belly button and burning sensation? Hurts to touch, cool food and antacids sometimes help for about 10min.
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