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:

  • heartburn
  • indigestion
  • 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.

Ref:  http://www.healthline.com/health/antacids#1

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