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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

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Antacid (Definition)

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


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Can I take advil with antacid and pain relief tablets?

Can I take advil with antacid and pain relief tablets?

Advil: Advil is safe to take with many medicines or antacids, but which pain relief tablets do you mean? Please let us know so we can help you better. ...Read more

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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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Right after taking a tetracycline antibiotic can I take a antiacid?

Right after taking a tetracycline antibiotic can I take a antiacid?

You should not...: ...Because many antacids contain calcium which binds tetracyclines and prevents absorption. ...Read more

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Is nexium considered antiacid? I have a test which requires no antiacids for 3 days, however, if I don't take it I get bad heartburn sometimes.

Is nexium considered antiacid? I have a test which requires no antiacids for 3 days, however, if I don't take it I get bad heartburn sometimes.

Nexium: Is NOT an "antacid" TECHNICALLY but if a test REQUIRES that stomach acid be present then NEXIUM which stops the RELEASE of that acid should not be used! Ask the performing physician/laboratory...and explain your "problem"
Hope this is helpful
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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

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If I take synthroid, do I wait 2+ hours to take digestive medication (excluding antiacids) like Miralax or Prevacid/Priolsec or can you take together?

If I take synthroid, do I wait 2+ hours to take digestive medication (excluding antiacids) like Miralax or Prevacid/Priolsec or can you take together?

Synthroid/prilosec: It is safe to take the two medications together. If stomach gets upset with that, then take them 1-2 hours apart. ...Read more

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Havin belly problems all night and all day. Belly growling and run stools what can I do I do have GERD take Zantac (ranitidine) for it took liguid antiacid?

Havin belly problems all night and all day. Belly growling and run stools what can I do I do have GERD take Zantac (ranitidine) for it took liguid antiacid?

LIkely more thanGERD: You're describing predominantly lower GI complaints, and have not indicated what response you've shown to zantac (ranitidine). Formal evaluation with some simple testing may allay your concern and direct treatment. ...Read more

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Nauseous, threw up, should I take an antacid?

Nauseous, threw up, should I take an antacid?

Probably Yes, but..: Female Age unstated asks Naueous, threw up, should I take an antacid? Probably yes, for starters but one does not know the cause of the nausea; Food, Drink, Gall bladder stones etc. More clarification needed. However if nausea & vomiting persist or if fever and other symptoms like Headache occur a visit to ones PCP will be appropriate. ...Read more

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How would I figure out if antacid tablets are effective or not?

If they work...: If taking antacids for acid indigestion, heartburn or reflux you will know almost immediately if they work if they rapidly quell the symptoms and bring you relief. ...Read more

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Could you take antacid for a growling stomache?

Could you take antacid for a growling stomache?

Yes.: You can try it. If the antacids help temporarily, then your problem is related to stomach acid. Good luck. ...Read more

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Took a antacid becore my heart tablets is that alright?

Antacid: Which heart medication (s)?

In general shouldn't be a problem but need to know specifics. ...Read more

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What does an antacid tablet do to relieve acidity?

Depends: On what kind. The most common, ppis, like prilosec, inhibit acid release from the stomach cells. There are serious side effects though! ...Read more

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Is there any risk in leaving antacid tablets locked away in a storage unit for three months?

Medication Storage: Medications should not be left in direct sunlight or exposed to extreme temperatures. As long as medication is left in a sealed container, and has not passed its expiration date, is in temperature-controlled storage, and has not been left in direct sunlight, there should not be any problem. ...Read more

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How much OTC antacid is safe to take in one day? The bottles all say no more than 2 pills but each dose is different. How much is really too much?

OTC vs. RX: So it varies. The rx dose of even an otc medication is different than what is recommended on the back. If you are going to exceed the dose recommended on the bottle, make sure it is done under direction of a physician. Different doses exist for each of them but generally there is margin of safety if higher dose is taken but that may not be the case for some of them. Follow directions on bottle. ...Read more

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I'm on heart tablets but before I took them I had a antacid is that alright?

I'm on heart tablets but before I took them I had a antacid is that alright?

Depends on which med: Some heart meds may not be absorbed as well if certain antacids are taken within a couple hours of taking the heart med. Tums, Maalox and Mylanta are the common ones that can do this. The pharmacist can tell you if it's a problem with your meds. Meds for stomach acid like Zantac, (ranitidine) Pepcid, etc usually do not interact with heart meds. ...Read more

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I take antacid daily. Is there any bad side effect taking antacid daily?

I take antacid daily. Is there any bad side effect taking antacid daily?

Yes, several issues.: First, persistent stomach pain can indicate a more severe problem that could need different treatment. You need to see a doctor to check for an ulcer or other problem. Chronic antacid use can interfere with medication & nutrient absorption. It can also lower your resistance to infections. ...Read more

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Can you take antacid with nexium (esomeprazole)?

Can you take antacid with nexium (esomeprazole)?

Yes...: If treating heartburn/reflux esophagitis, Gaviscon or generic equivalent ("compare with Gaviscon") is a good choice. Gaviscon taken after meals and at bedtime, when combined with a proton pump inhibitor such as omeprazole (Prilosec) or esomeprazole (Nexium) once daily, can be more effective than either alone. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that antacid chewable tablets will help cramps?

Is it actually true that antacid chewable tablets will help cramps?

Depends on the cause: It will only help if the cramps are due to increased acid in the somach as in gastritis, and may give temporary relief if it is due to peptic ulcers. But cramps can be caused due to many other conditions in intestines, pancreas, gall bladder, appendix, etc. And antacids will not help. ...Read more

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What's the best antacid to take that had less side affects I was on lansoprazole but it made me ill

There are many: You can choose a similar ppi like prilosec (omeprazole) and that should work well. If you want something less costly, try using zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid but you may have to take it twice daily as the effect only lasts about 12 hours. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take an antacid with an antibiotic?

Is it safe to take an antacid with an antibiotic?

Depends: Check with the pharmacist regarding the specific medication to which you are referring; antacids in general can cause poor digestion of medications. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take an antacid when I am on amoxicillin?

Is it safe to take an antacid when I am on amoxicillin?

Probably: May effect absorption of antibiotic, can resume when abx finished. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take an antacid after drinking diet coke?

Is it okay to take an antacid after drinking diet coke?

Coke and Antacids: Regular coke and diet coke are very acid drinks. It may be better not to consume them and avoid the need for antacids. ...Read more

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How can I tell if it's gas or if I need to take an antacid or what I need to do?

Clarify your questio: I don't know what your question is? What are your symptoms? If you have hearburn or acidity you can take antacid and it will give you relief. ...Read more

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Could eating too many antacid tablets make you throw up?

Could eating too many antacid tablets make you throw up?

Yes: And it can cause many more complications and side effects, if you require that many antacids for your symptoms, you might need egd and/ or prescription meds. ...Read more

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Would it be fine to take antacid medication if I have an e. Coli infection?

Would it be fine to take antacid medication if I have an e. Coli infection?

Yes: It may depend on the medication you are taking. It would be useful to check with your pharmacist, if the ant-acid may alter the effectiveness of the antibiotic. ...Read more

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What number of antacid tablets should you give him if you want to neutralize all his stomach acid?

What number of antacid tablets should you give him if you want to neutralize all his stomach acid?

This appears to be: ..a question aimed at a particular provider who previously offered advice. This forum however does not support such a conversation tree. We have no way of knowing who "he" is to whom you refer (e.g. pediatric, middle-age, elderly) or what may be his co-morbidities and current medications that may be adversely affected by antacids. Will need some background to help-- ...Read more