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Antacid

  • Definitions
  1. Compounds that neutralize acidity in the gastrointestinal tract, especially in the Stomach and duodenum
  • Preparations
  1. See H2 Blocker (e.g. Ranitidine)
  2. See Proton Pump Inhibitor (e.g. Omeprazole)
  3. Aluminum and Magnesium Salts
    1. Gaviscon
    2. Maalox
    3. Mylanta
  4. Calcium Carbonate salts
    1. Rolaids
    2. Tums
  5. Other topical agents
    1. Sucralfate (carafate)
  • Precautions
  • Agents to avoid