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Why aluminum magnesium suggested to take with metronidazole and cotrimoxazole ?

My nephew is diagnosed with amoebiasis.he was prescribed with metronidazole, cotrimoxazole and aluminum magnesium (maalox) all comes in syrup form. i understand the uses of metronidazole and cotrimoxazole, but with aluminum magnesium, i wonder why it is given for it because of constant passing of stools that our stomach loses alkalinity ?
Asked On : Sat, 30 Jan 2010
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It is given to fight the acidity and gastritis related to te metronidazole and cotrimoxazole that was given to treat the amoebiasis.

Answered: Sat, 30 Jan 2010
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