What Is Antacid Drugs?
Antacids medicines that neutralize acid in the stomach. They active ingredients such as aluminum, calcium, magnesium, or sodium bicarbonate which act as bases (alkalis) to counteract stomach acid and make its pH more neutral.
Antacid medication is used to treat the symptoms of too much stomach acid such as stomach upset, heartburn, and acid indigestion. It is also used to relieve symptoms of extra gas such as belching, bloating, and feelings of pressure/discomfort in the gut. Simethicone doing break up gas bubbles in the gut or stomuch. Aluminum and magnesium antacids drugs work quickly to lower the acid in the stomach. Liquid antacids usually work better than tablets or capsules.