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Is insomnia a side effect of some antacids?
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Generally not.
Antacids such as tums, maalox, mylanta certainly should cause difficulty sleeping.
Stronger ones, ranitidine, pepcid, generally should either. Even stronger--aciphex, nexium, (esomeprazole) protonix--generally don't. Stronger yet--dexilant--not likely. However, the interaction of drug and each organism is different, and any drug could pretty much cause most side effects in some people.

In brief: Generally not.
Antacids such as tums, maalox, mylanta certainly should cause difficulty sleeping.
Stronger ones, ranitidine, pepcid, generally should either. Even stronger--aciphex, nexium, (esomeprazole) protonix--generally don't. Stronger yet--dexilant--not likely. However, the interaction of drug and each organism is different, and any drug could pretty much cause most side effects in some people.
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