ANTACIDS


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Lower sodium antacids


I am on a low-salt diet and just read that antacids have tons of salt in them.  Which antacids have less salt in them or none?  Please advise. Thx.
by Madi Mantell in North Wales, PA USA, 05/06/2009

can imodium hurt my mom who has severe kidney failure? Her kidney function is at 15%


can imodium hurt my mother who has severe kidney disease?  Her kidney function is at @ 15%.  Is imodium considered an antacid.  Does it have sodium carbonate in it?  My mom has had severe diahrrea for 4 full days now.  Could s...
by Pam Arendale in Memphis, TN, 12/18/2008

ANTACIDS Drug and Prescription Information

ANTACIDS

ANTACIDS Medication Classification

ANTACIDS, ALUMINUM AND MAGNESIUM (By mouth)

ANTACIDS Brandname

Maalox, Mylanta, Gaviscon, Uni-Lan II, Masanti Double Strength, Aldroxicon II, Almacone Double Strength, Mi-Acid II, Mylanta Maximum Strength, Mag-AL Plus XS, Riopan, Maalox Extra Strength, Kudrox Double Strength, Mintox Extra Strength, Rulox Plus

ANTACIDS is used for the Treatment

Treats indigestion, gas, heartburn, peptic ulcers, and other digestive problems.

When To Not Use ANTACIDS

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to medicines that contain aluminum, magnesium, or simethicone.

How Should You Use ANTACIDS

Tablet, Chewable Tablet, Liquid, Capsule

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • If you are using this medicine without a prescription, follow the instructions on the medicine label.
  • If you are being treated for peptic ulcer, keep using this medicine for as long as your doctor tells you to.
  • Shake the oral liquid just before using. Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.
  • Chew the chewable tablet before swallowing. Do not swallow whole.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • If it is almost time for your next regular dose, wait until then take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper ANTACIDS Storage

Store ANTACIDS at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep ANTACIDS and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using ANTACIDS

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • You should not use antacids within 1 to 2 hours before or after using other medicines.
  • If you are using this medicine for an ulcer, be sure to follow any diet instructions given to you by your doctor.

ANTACIDS Warnings

  • Talk with your doctor before using an antacid if you have kidney disease or liver disease.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Antacids may contain large amounts of salt. Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are on a low-sodium (low-salt) diet.

ANTACIDS Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Excessive weakness or tiredness
  • Severe stomach pain
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Unpleasant or chalky taste
  • White colored stools

ANTACIDS Ratings

Overall Rating:

3.0***

 

(based on 2 reviews)

Effectiveness:

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2.5

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Ease of Use: ***

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Chole, Chole - 01/13/2014

I copy this abstract for you, from the UCSF, Children's Hospital Central California, 9300 Valley Children's Place, Madera, CA 93638, USAAbstract Summary: Carnitine deeccifniy is a secondary complication of many inborn errors of metabolism. Pharmacological treatment with carnitine not only corrects the deeccifniy, it facilitates removal of accumulating toxic acyl intermediates and the generation of mitochondrial free coenzyme A (CoA). The United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) approved the use of carnitine for the treatment of inborn errors of metabolism in 1992. This approval was based on retrospective chart analysis of 90 patients, with 18 in the untreated cohort and 72 in the treated cohort. Efficacy was evaluated on the basis of clinical and biochemical findings. Compelling data included increased excretion of disease-specific acylcarnitine derivatives in a dose–response relationship, decreased levels of metabolites in the blood, and improved clinical status with decreased hospitalization frequency, improved growth and significantly lower mortality rates as compared to historical controls. Complications of carnitine treatment were few, with gastrointestinal disturbances and odour being the most frequent. No laboratory or clinical safety issues were identified. Intravenous carnitine preparations were also approved for treatment of secondary carnitine deeccifniy. Since only 25% of enteral carnitine is absorbed and gastrointestinal tolerance of high doses is poor, parenteral carnitine treatment is an appealing alternative therapeutic approach. In 7 patients treated long term with high-dose weekly to daily venous boluses of parenteral carnitine through a subcutaneous venous port, benefits included decreased frequency of decompensations, improved growth, improved muscle strength and decreased reliance on medical foods with liberalization of protein intake. Port infections were the most troubling complication. Theoretical concerns continue to be voiced that carnitine might result in fatal arrhythmias in patients with long-chain fat metabolism defects. No published clinical studies substantiate these concerns. Carnitine treatment of inborn errors of metabolism is a safe and integral part of the treatment regime for these disorders.(This revised version was published online in August 2006 with corrections to the Cover Date.)Hope this helpsmatador 89