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ant·ac·id

(ant-as'id),
1. Neutralizing an acid.
2. Any agent that reduces or neutralizes acidity, as of the gastric juice or any other secretion (for example, calcium carbonate, magnesium hydroxide).
Synonym(s): antiacid

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The most common medications taken by the participants were statins, taken by 24% of the participants; diuretics, taken by 17% of the participants; and antiacids, taken by 16% of the participants.
Oral mucositis due to chemotherapeutic drugs including cytosine arabinoside, deep and prolonged neutropenia attacks, long-term indwelling intravenous catheters, prophylactic treatment with flouroquinolone and cotrimoxasole and use of antiacids and histamine blockers have been blamed as the causes of this increased frequency (25, 26).
While H [sub]2 receptor antagonist has significantly better preventive effects than gastric mucosa protective agents or antiacids. There is no significant difference on preventive effects between the gastric protective agents and antiacids.
In clinical practice, antiacids, anticholinergics, proton pump inhibitors and histamine [H.sub.2] receptor antagonists have been used to treat the gastric ulcer (Santin et al.
We also noted that 48 patients (6.6%) stated that they had used aluminum-containing antiacids, 23 (3.2%) had taken heparin, and 11 (1.5%) had taken anticonvulsants.
There are even antiacids and calcium supplements that are also readily available.