Magnesium-Based Antacid Use

Evaluating Risk Factors: Magnesium-Based Antacid Use

Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as magnesium-based antacid use — that affect you.   Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.

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If you indicate history of antacid use or currently using antacid, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Have you used magnesium-based antacids? Examples include Maalox, Mylanta, Milk of Magnesia and Citroma.
Possible responses:
→ No / don't know
→ Minor use in the past only
→ Significant use in the past only
→ Currently using, for up to 6 months
→ Currently using, for more than 6 months

The Diagnostic Process

Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either past magnesium-based antacid use or magnesium-based antacid use, The Analyst™ will use differential diagnosis to consider possibilities such as:
Magnesium Toxicity

Magnesium toxicity can come as a result of taking magnesium-containing laxatives and antacids.

Rapid Intestinal Transit

Antacids containing magnesium can reduce the time that food stays in the intestines.

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