An antacid is a substance which neutralizes stomach acidity, which in turn
relieves heartburn, indigestion or stomach upset.
Antacids are agents that neutralize the gastric acid and raise the gastric pH, so
are used to treat dyspepsia and are used as symptomatic relief of peptic ulcer.
Learn how to safely take over-the-counter antacids and acid reducers to relieve
Apr 25, 2016 ... Information about antacids used to treat heartburn, gastritis, esophagitis,
duodenitis, ulcers, calcium deficiencies, hyperphosphatemia, low ...
Oct 19, 2015 ... Antacids are over-the-counter drugs that help manage symptoms of pain and
discomfort caused by heartburn or acid reflux. They work by ...
Feb 9, 2016 ... Treatment focuses on a combination of lifestyle changes and medications.
Antacids are usually the first line of defense because they're readily ...
All antacids work equally well, but they can cause different side effects. If you use
antacids often and have problems with side effects, talk with your health care ...
Jun 7, 2016 ... Drugs containing an antacid and aspirin, and used to treat heartburn, sour
stomach, acid indigestion, or upset stomach, can cause serious ...
Sep 4, 2015 ... Antacid preparations serve to neutralize gastric acid after it is secreted. These still
-helpful agents have a continuing role in treating mild, ...
Note: this is the fifth article in a series about heartburn and GERD. If you haven't
done so already, you'll want to read Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IVa before ...