What Is This Medicine Used For?
Antacids treat stomach acidity by neutralizing gastric hydrochloric acid or preventing the secretion of acid. Antacids can be used to treat:
- symptoms of acid reflux
What Precautions Should I Be Aware Of?
Antacids can have laxative (bowel-loosening) or constipating effects. They can lead to alkalosis, a condition in which too little acid prevents the body from functioning properly.
How Should I Use This Medicine?
Antacids are taken orally, usually in a tablet or liquid form.