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Suggest Treatment For Puffiness And Swelling Around The Ankles

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Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Question: Thank you....My feet have always been a bit puffy around the ankles, but now they are very badly swollen. Can Rennies antacid tablets cause this.? I take 2 of these every night sometimes 3 to combat acid reflux while I sleep. I also take a somac tablet every night as well. I've just been reading about the antacids, and think it may be the cause. Am I right.?
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Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela (52 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Antacids can cause leg edema.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
As per medical literature, antacids can cause leg edema. Please stop the drug immediately.
I prescribe proton pump inhibitor like Rabeprazole 20mg along with Domperidone , before food to my patients .
Avoid spicy food. Take frequent small feeds.
Nothing to worry.
Hope I answered your query. If you have any questions, I will clarify further.
Wish you good health.
Regards
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Suggest Treatment For Puffiness And Swelling Around The Ankles

Brief Answer: Antacids can cause leg edema. Detailed Answer: Hi As per medical literature, antacids can cause leg edema. Please stop the drug immediately. I prescribe proton pump inhibitor like Rabeprazole 20mg along with Domperidone , before food to my patients . Avoid spicy food. Take frequent small feeds. Nothing to worry. Hope I answered your query. If you have any questions, I will clarify further. Wish you good health. Regards