Orange juice enhances aluminium absorption from antacid preparation

S Fairweather-Tait, K Hickson, B McGaw, M Reid

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Aluminium absorption from four doses of the antacid preparation 'Aludrox' when taken alone, with orange juice or with milk was compared by measuring the change in urinary aluminium following Aludrox dosage in 15 normal adults. There was an approximately 10-fold increase in 24 h urinary aluminium excretion following the Aludrox plus orange juice (232 micrograms) which was significantly higher than that following Aludrox alone (62 micrograms) (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-73
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1994


  • Absorption
  • Adult
  • Aluminum
  • Aluminum Hydroxide
  • Animals
  • Antacids
  • Ascorbic Acid
  • Beverages
  • Calcium
  • Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid
  • Citrates
  • Citric Acid
  • Citrus
  • Drug Combinations
  • Drug Interactions
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnesium Hydroxide
  • Male
  • Milk

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