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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
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?
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?
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?
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