Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) Warning on Aspirin and Antacid Medicine Combination:
Aspirin containing antacid medicines can cause bleeding. When taking over the counter products to treat heartburn or upset stomach, consider medicines without the aspirin in the contents. The effects of taking the combinations can lead to a sour stomach, upset stomach, intestinal bleeding and acid indigestion. For individuals with higher risk of bleeding, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) believes that aspirin combination can lead to major bleeding events because Aspirin thins the blood. When looking for medicines for upset stomach, the FDA recommends medicines that contain only antacid, calcium carbonate, and magnesium hydroxide. These contents can treat acid indigestion, heartburn, upset stomach, and sour stomach. People should look for labels containing the contents when looking for stomach medicines.