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Treatment Name: Antacids: AlternaGEL etc. (aluminum hydroxide)

Treatment Type: Medications

Rated for: German Shepherd Dog

Effectiveness
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/ 5
Easy to use
5.0
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Not the best choice

Vuk Ignjic DVM

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Posted Jun. 6, 2018

In cases of kidney disease uremic gastritis is a big problem, which is why drugs which reduce gastric acid are important part of the treatment. While aluminum hydroxide acts as antacid and neutralizes acid in the stomach, it's not a particularly good choice in these cases. Drugs which actually reduce production of the acid like omeprazol, pantoprazol, cimetidine... are far superior choice.

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