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What happens if you take too many antiacid tablets?

What happens if you take too many antiacid tablets?

Here are side effect: From taking too many antacids. The least important side effects are constipation or diarrhea. Large amounts of calcium carbonate-containing antacids can affect the balances of calcium and acid in the body and damage the kidneys. Calcium-containing antacids also can stimulate acid secretion even though initially they neutralize acid.Occasional use and regular use usually safe. ...Read more

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Antacid (Definition)

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Why can't you take antiacids when you are taking captopril?

Why can't you take antiacids when you are taking captopril?

See Below: Antacids may decrease Captopril levels therefore decreasing its effectiveness.Captopril should be given 1 hour before or 4 hours after an antacid to avoid these issues. ...Read more

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Why I have a very slow digestion I have a reflux and i take antiacid?

Are you sure?: Gerd is very common & typically reflects movement of stomach contents into the esophagus. Infrequently, this may reflect a stomach that is sluggish to empty either due to gastroparesis or partial gastric outlet obstruction. Note: other factors contribute to gerd & may be amenable to correction, but non-gi issues can mimic gerd. Glad you responded to antacids but at age 48 medical eval is now best. ...Read more

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I've noticed on my z pack it says no antiacids 2 hours before ok can I take my omperazole after i taken my z pack what's the deal here?

I've noticed on my z pack it says no antiacids 2 hours before ok can I take my omperazole after i taken my z pack what's the deal here?

Azithromycin: Azithromycin taken at the same time as aluminum- or magnesium- based antacids, such as mylanta or maalox may result in binding of the Azithromycin and prevent it from being absorbed from the intestine. Taken on an empty stomach this may lead to gastric upset, and food will delay absorption. You can take Omeprazole after you have taken the azithro. ...Read more

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Have an esophageal ulcer. Already avoiding certain foods, on antiacids and coating medication. What are some other steps I should take to cure this?

Have an esophageal ulcer. Already avoiding certain foods, on antiacids and coating medication. What are some other steps I should take to cure this?

If you have: An ulcer, consider the class of medicines called proton pump inhibitors, like prilosec, if you are not on that. Stop smoking, make sure your anxiety is controlled though unsure exactly the role of stress and an ulcer. Main think, proton pump inhibitor and stay on them as long as your doc suggests but i would likely stay on them. Good luck. ...Read more