A patient tells the nurse he takes antacids after every meal. What should the nurse tell the patient regarding antacid administration?

Do not take antacids within 2 hours of other medication


•Antacids may affect the absorption of other drugs and should be separated by at least 2 hours.

•Antacids should be taken 1-3 hours after meals and at bedtime as needed.

•Can be taken up to four times per day or more.

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