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Self Care Drugs (II)

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alchemist04's version from 2018-06-20 05:07

Antiacid

BrandGeneric
TumsCalcium Carbnate (CaCO3)
MylantaAluminium hydroxide (800 mg) Magnesium hydroxide (800 mg) Simethicone (80 mg)
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Tums QuestionTums Answer
Tums MOAAntacids contain alkaline ions that chemically neutralize stomach gastric acid, reducing damage and relieving pain. Antiacid (Mylanta) works only on existing acid in the stomach. It does not prevent acid production.
Tums Uses1) Heartburn 2) GERD 3) Indigestion
Tums Side effects1) may cause constipation 2) long term use may cause Kidney stone
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Mylanta QuestionMylanta Answer
Mylanta MOAthe liquid neutralizes stomach acidity and is used to relieve heartburn, indigestion or an upset stomach.
Mylanta Uses1) Heartburn 2) Acid reflux 3) GERD 4) Indigestion 5) Dyspepsia, 6) bloating 7) gas
Mylanta Side effects1) Cannot be taking by individual w/ existing Kidney issues 2) prolonged use can cause damage to the kidneys 3) decreased levels of Phosphate in the body 4) dizziness and fainting 5) Headache 6) Nausea 7) diarrhea 8) Constipation 9) the development of a rash, swelling or itchiness that affects the mouth, tongue, throat, or cheeks, dizziness, and trouble breathing are signs of an allergic reaction and should be treated immediately by a medical professional.
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Mylanta DDI QuestionMylanta DDI Answer
Which medications does Mylanta interact with?Mylanta can hinder the absorption of 1) Digoxin 2) Iron 3) Tetracycline 4) Antibiotics 5) Ciprofloxacin
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