NCLEX RN Practice Question # 590

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 590.



Side effects

Classification of Antacids and Considerations

Classification Consideration

Aluminum compounds

Aluminum hydroxide is used to treat hyperphosphatemia; therefore it can cause hypophosphatemia.

Aluminum hydroxide can reduce the effects of tetracyclines, warfarin sodium (Coumadin), and digoxin (Lanoxin) and can reduce phosphate absorption and thereby cause hypophosphatemia.

Aluminum compounds contain significant amounts of sodium; they should be used with caution in clients with hypertension and heart failure

The most common side effect is constipation.

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