Aletris is used for digestion problems, joint and muscle pain, infertility, menstrual disorders, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
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Special Precautions and Warnings
Stomach or intestinal (gastrointestinal, GI) problems: Aletris can irritate the GI tract. Do not use it if you have stomach or intestinal problems.
Hormone-sensitive conditions such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids: Aletris might act like estrogen. If you have any condition that might be made worse by exposure to estrogen, do not use aletris.
Estrogens interacts with ALETRIS
Aletris might act like the hormone estrogen. When taken together, aletris might increase the risk for side effects.
Be cautious with this combination
Antacids interacts with ALETRIS
Antacids are used to decrease stomach acid. Aletris may increase stomach acid. By increasing stomach acid, aletris might decrease the effectiveness of antacids.
Some antacids include calcium carbonate (Tums, others), dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate (Rolaids, others), magaldrate (Riopan), magnesium sulfate (Bilagog), aluminum hydroxide (Amphojel), and others.
Medications that decrease stomach acid (H2-blockers) interacts with ALETRIS
Aletris might increase stomach acid. By increasing stomach acid, aletris might decrease the effectiveness of some medications that decrease stomach acid, called H2-blockers.
Some medications that decrease stomach acid include cimetidine (Tagamet), ranitidine (Zantac), nizatidine (Axid), and famotidine (Pepcid).
Medications that decrease stomach acid (Proton pump inhibitors) interacts with ALETRIS
Aletris might increase stomach acid. By increasing stomach acid, aletris might decrease the effectiveness of medications that are used to decrease stomach acid, called proton pump inhibitors.
Some medications that decrease stomach acid include omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole (Prevacid), rabeprazole (Aciphex), pantoprazole (Protonix), and esomeprazole (Nexium).
Be watchful with this combination
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