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Drug antacids causing delayed deep tendon reflexes

A 47-year-old truck driver with a history of obesity and gastritis complains of diarrhea that significantly affects the timeliness of his delivery routes. He says his gastritis has been "acting up" lately and he has taken a lot of antacids, but doesn’t know the active ingredient. On examination you find that his deep tendon reflexes are significantly slowed. Which antacid is this patient likely taking?
A. Magnesium hydroxide
B. Aluminum hydroxide
C. Ranitidine
D. Calcium carbonate
E. Omeprazole
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aluminum hydroxide? B?
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hmmm i think its

A. Magnesium Hydroxide
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oh darn!! i missed out diarrhea. i was just about to ask u why u would say magnesium when the patient doesnt have diarrhea. sigh.. i need to sleep. how blind!!!

im switching to magnesium now.
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i will go with magnesium hydroxide
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yep mg hydroxide is the ryt ans... Mg hydroxide causes both diarrhea and deep tendon reflexes..
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