Names, uses, considerations, S/E
- ~Magnesium hydroxide (Milk of Magnesia), CalciumCarbonate (Tums) Sodium Bicarbonate(Alka Seltzer), Aluminum Hydroxide
- ~Take on empty stomach and nighttime, when stomach is empty acid can get in. that's why antacids are used.
- ~Antacids with Aluminum or Calcium tend to cause constipation*Antacids with Magnesium tend to cause diarrhea.* Avoid antacids with Sodium in cardiac patients.* Calcium and Magnesium antacids should be avoided in renalpatients, may accumulate to toxic levels.* Aluminum and Sodium based antacids recommended for patientswith renal disease, more easily excreted.