Which medications in the drug class Antacids are used in the treatment of Acute Gastritis?

Updated: Jun 13, 2019
  • Author: Mohammad Wehbi, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Antacids

Used for general prophylaxis. Antacids containing aluminum and magnesium can help relieve symptoms of gastritis by neutralizing gastric acids. These agents are inexpensive and safe.

Aluminum and magnesium hydroxide, magnesia and alumina oral suspension (Rulox)

Drug combination that neutralizes gastric acidity and increases pH of the stomach and duodenal bulb. Aluminum ions inhibit smooth-muscle contraction and inhibit gastric emptying. Magnesium/aluminum antacid mixtures are used to avoid bowel function changes.


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