Who should not take antacids?

Certain medical conditions and medications may cause complications with your dose of antacids or acid reducers, including: kidney disease heart disease, liver disease, Alzheimer's disease, appendicitis, bone fractures, colitis, constipation, hemorrhoids, intestinal blockage, intestinal or rectal bleeding, colostomy, ileostomy, inflamed bowel, swelling of feet or lower legs, toxemia of pregnancy, sarcoidosis, or an underactive parathyroid gland. Additionally, antacids and acid reducers should not be taken with other antacids or acid reducers. Before taking this or any other medication, you should talk to your doctor because certain factors in your medical history may prohibit you from taking antacids or acid reducers.

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