Recommend Antacids WithOUT Aspirin for Patients at Risk for GI Bleeding

More FDA warnings will raise questions about GI bleeding with OTC antacids that contain aspirin...Alka-Seltzer Original, etc.

These effervescent tabs came out years ago as a fast way to treat both acid indigestion...and headaches or body aches.

But they can cause serious bleeds, especially in patients with a previous GI bleed or ulcer...age 60 or older...on anticoagulants, NSAIDs, or steroids...or who drink 3 or more alcoholic beverages a day.

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