Antacid tablets

An antacid is a substance which neutralizes stomach acidity and is used to relieve heartburn, indigestion or an upset stomach.[1]

Medical uses

Antacids are available over the counter and are taken by mouth to quickly relieve occasional heartburn, the major symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease and also indigestion. Treatment with antacids alone is symptomatic and only justified for minor symptoms.[2]

Antacids are distinct from acid-reducing drugs like H2-receptor antagonists or proton pump inhibitors and they do not kill the bacteria Helicobacter pylori, which causes most ulcers.[2]

Non-particulate antacids (sodium citrate, magnesium trisilicate) increase gastric pH with little or no effect on gastric volume.  Sodium citrate should be given within 1 hour of surgery to be the most effective.[3]

Other Languages
العربية: مضاد الحموضة
català: Antiàcid
čeština: Antacida
Deutsch: Antazidum
español: Antiácido
euskara: Antiazido
français: Antiacide
हिन्दी: प्रत्यम्ल
hrvatski: Antacidi
Bahasa Indonesia: Antasid
italiano: Antiacido
қазақша: Антацид
македонски: Антацид
Nederlands: Antacidum
日本語: 制酸薬
português: Antiácido
русский: Антациды
Simple English: Antacid
slovenčina: Antacidum
slovenščina: Antacid
српски / srpski: Антацид
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Antacid
suomi: Antasidit
svenska: Antacida
Tagalog: Antasido
Türkçe: Antiasitler
українська: Антациди
吴语: 抗酸剂
粵語: 抗酸劑
中文: 抗酸药