Side Effects of Different Types of Antacids - Tips to Healthy Digestion

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Side Effects of Different Types of Antacids - Tips to Healthy Digestion
Side Effects of Different Types of Antacids - Tips to Healthy Digestion - Antacids (such as Mylanta or Promag) is used to help relieve indigestion and heartburn.

Antacid (antacid) are made from a variety of different chemicals such as aluminum, calcium, magnesium, and sodium bicarbonate.

Each type of antacid will cause different side effects. Side effects may go away by itself when the body has been accustomed to the drug.

Here are the side effects of each type of antacids:

Antacids of Aluminum

Some side effects of antacids containing aluminum include severe constipation, moody, loss of appetite and weight loss, swollen joints, muscle weakness, and bone pain.

Antacids of Calcium

Some side effects of antacids that contain calcium include severe constipation, moody, pain during urination, frequent urination, headaches, loss of appetite, nausea, anxiety, and fatigue.

Antacids of Magnesium

Some side effects of antacids that contain magnesium include moody, dizziness, arrhythmia, pain during urination, weight loss is not uncommon, and fatigue.

Antacids of Sodium Bicarbonate

Some side effects of antacids containing sodium bicarbonate including frequent urination, loss of appetite, nausea, swelling in the legs, muscle pain, headache, and fatigue.

Other Side Effects

Antacids sometimes cause side effects that are less common such as excessive thirst, mild constipation, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and discolored stools.