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Low sodium liquid antacid?

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by Brixius, May 18, 2009.

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  1. Brixius

    Brixius Member 5+ Year Member

    Feb 9, 2006
    Hey guys,

    I have done some searching for a liquid antacid that contains the lowest possible sodium content ... just for information for future use. Obviously, Pepto-Bismol has a high content of sodium in its recommended dose (2 tbsp, 12.0 mg Na/dose). A low dose of Maalox would contain 5.68 mg/dose or a low dose of Mylanta would be 4 mg/dose ... any other suggestions out there?

    Last edited: May 18, 2009
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  3. aboveliquidice

    aboveliquidice No sacrifice - No victory Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    That must be one seriously salt-cautious patient to want low-sodium antacids...

    Why don't you (I mean your patient) worry about the salt content of your diet - you will get a lot more bang for your buck by preparing your own food (etc.)
  4. Brixius

    Brixius Member 5+ Year Member

    Feb 9, 2006
    Heh, it's not for me. :)

    I hear you on the diet content and there really isn't a WHOLE lot of sodium in liquid antacids, but if you take it semi-frequently it might be a little better to try something a little lower in sodium if possible.

    Really though, I agree it's not a huge deal.
  5. Aznfarmerboi

    Aznfarmerboi Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    May 18, 2005
    The salt in antacids wont make a dent in anything. There are a lot more that goes into sodium calculation than just sodium intake (osmolarity including volumes, extracellular vs intraceulluar intake, etc).

    Just to give you an idea, the doses given will probably make 0.00000000000000000000000000000000000001 percent difference.
  6. prevacid


    Mar 30, 2009
    i dont think its clinically significant? i dont know

    and pepto bismol? :eek: i NEVER recommend that to anyone, darkens the stools, forcing the md to think GI bleed and go scoping
  7. johnep34

    johnep34 2+ Year Member

    May 9, 2009
    Here in UK most popular prescribed antacid is Gaviscon Advance which is a formulation of sodium alginate and potassium bicarbonate.

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