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Doctor insights on: Ingredients Of Antacids

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Antacid (Definition)

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


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Is adipic acid (ingredient in Tums (calcium carbonate) and generic antacids) same as aluminum?

Is adipic acid  (ingredient in Tums (calcium carbonate) and generic antacids) same as aluminum?

No: No, it is made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. There is no aluminum in the compound. It is added in small amounts to Tums (calcium carbonate) and antacids as a flavoring agent, giving them a tart taste. ...Read more

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What are the active ingredients in nexium (esomeprazole) and pepto-bismol?

What are the active ingredients in nexium (esomeprazole) and pepto-bismol?

See below: IN Nexium, it is esomeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor. Stomach acids contain hydrogen, a proton. So the proton pump inhibitor decreases transfer of hydrogen to the inside of stomach to make acids. Pepto bismol contains bismuth subsalicylate and it decreases also the secretion of acids into stomach. Also, bismuth can defend against bacteria and virus, and reduce inflammation. ...Read more

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Are ranitidine ingredients ppis?

Are ranitidine ingredients ppis?

Histamine antagonist: No, ranitidine is a histamine antagonist -- it works by selectively blocking the histamine H2 receptor to lower stomach acid content. Similar end-effect as a PPI like omeprazole, but following a different mechanism. ...Read more

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Side effects of Tums (calcium carbonate) seriously?

Side effects of Tums (calcium carbonate) seriously?

Yes: Too many tums (or other antacids containing calcium carbonate) over an extended period of time can lead to "milk alkali syndrome" in which there are high levels of calcium in the blood & a shift in the body's acid-base balance towards alkaline. This can lead to calcium deposits in the kidneys & other tissues as well as kidney stones. Limit calcium intake to 1500 mg/day in divided doses. ...Read more

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Can over-the-counter antacids reduce symptoms of gerd?

Yes: Symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease occur when stomach acid contacts the lower esophagus. Over the counter antacids will neutralize this acid. Some OTC antacids are combined with medication that decreases the production of acid in the stomach making the combination more effective in reducing reflux symptoms. ...Read more

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Names of non ppi medications for acid reflux?

Names of non ppi medications for acid reflux?

Acid reduction...: Non-ppi acid reducers include the h2-blocker class (tagamet=cimetidine; zantac=ranitidine; pepcid=famotidine) as well as antacids (like maalox, mylanta, tums, (calcium carbonate) etc.). Can we help you further? ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Zantac (ranitidine) (ranatidine)?

What are the side effects of Zantac (ranitidine) (ranatidine)?

Zantac (ranitidine): Cardiovascular changes in heart rate), central nervous system (dizziness, sedation, confusion, headache, anxiety, malaise, hallucinations) skin - rash endocrine: breast enlargement gi : nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain hepatitis joints: joint pain hematological : anemia, low platelet count, low white blood cell count, elevated kidney function test rare side effects vasculitis (vascular inflammati. ...Read more

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What are the toxic effects of aluminum in antacid?

What are the toxic effects of aluminum in antacid?

Metal burden: Burden beause (in theory) it is not enough to poison. We all have metal burden beause of the way that we have built our civilization. Aluminum is one of the toxic metals. ...Read more

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Calcium intake from food is generally good (i.E. 3 cups of milk or yogurt). Took 2 Tums (calcium carbonate) for indigestion. What's the effect of excess calcium on fetus?

Calcium intake from food is generally good (i.E.  3 cups of milk or yogurt). Took 2 Tums (calcium carbonate) for indigestion. What's the effect of excess calcium on fetus?

Not a problem: Your body regulates the calcium level in your blood by absorbing or not absorbing what it needs, and by other mechanisms. It's far tougher than scare-monger internet sites would leave you to think. Congratulations on your pregnancy. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tums (Definition)

Tums is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more