Drug interactions: What you should know about antacids
Antacids: A cause of drug interactions?
Is it true that antacids inhibit absorption of some medications?
Antacids can interact with many medications. A drug interaction occurs when one drug interferes with another drug. This can alter the way one or both drugs work or cause unexpected side effects.
Medications known to interact with antacids include:
To reduce or prevent drug interactions with antacids, it is generally recommended that you take antacids at least one hour before or two hours after other medications. Tell your doctor if you take antacids on a regular basis, since they may interact with other medications you are taking.
Last Updated: 06/22/2006
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