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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Antacid (Definition)

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


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Is there an antacid that does not cause constipation?

Is there an antacid that does not cause constipation?

Magnesium Hydroxide: Magnesium hydroxide(mylanta ) causes diarrhea in some and does not cause constipation. ...Read more

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Persistent constipation after taking prescription antacids. Remained long after quitting. What's the cure?

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

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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. ?

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. ?

Exam: An thorough history and examination might help establish your diagnosis. It sounds like your use of antacids doesn't help and makes the diagnosis of gastritis less likely. See your doctor for further assessment and work up. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more