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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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