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Could strong dosage of antacids taken for heartburn lead to stomach ache and dizziness?

I've been having heartburn all the time lately and it was really bad today, I took a inch of antacids throughout the day, possibly more than I should have. Now I feel kind of dizzy and have a stomach ache and a head ache. could I have overdosed? And, is this a serious issue?
Fri, 28 Feb 2014
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Hi.
Antacids can not cause the enhancements of the symptoms you have.
You need an Endoscopy and ultrasonography to rule out other problems or co-existing problems. ECG is also advisable .
Yes this can be a serious issue; so the need of investigations.
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