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List 5 Antacid Meds.
1. Aluminum hydroxide gel (Amphojel)
2. Calcium carbonate (Titralac)
3. Aluminum hydroxide & Magnesium trisilicate
4. Magnesium hydroxide (Milk of Magnesia)
5. Aluminum hydroxide & magnesium hydroxide (Maalox)
How should you store Milk of Magnesia?
At room temperature w/ a tight lid to prevent absorption of CO2
3 actions of antacid meds?
1. Neutralizes gastric acids
2. raises gastric pH
3. inactivates pepsin
Indications of antacids? (4)
1. peptic ulcer
2. indigestion
3. reflex esophagitis
4. prevent stress ulcers
Side effects of antacids (4)?
1. C
2. D
3. acid rebound btwn doses
4. metabolic acidosis
Nursing considerations w/ antacids?
1. use med w/ Na content cautiously for clients w/ cardiac and renal dz
2. absorption of tetracyclines, quinolones, phenothiazides, iron preparations, and isoniazide is reduced when given w/ antacids
3. may decrease effectiveness of oral contraceptives and salicylates