Antacid

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Antacids (or indigestion tablets) are used to help stop indigestion. You may get indigestion if you have eaten too much or if you have eaten too fast. If you have indigestion, the liquid in your stomach will become more acidic.

The reaction that is happening is called neutralisation. This is because the tablets are alkaline and the liquids in your stomach are acidic.

This reaction between the stomach acids and the antacid will make the acid that causes the problem(s) change into harmless substances such as water or salt.

An example of an antacid is milk of magnesia.

Other Languages
العربية: مضاد الحموضة
català: Antiàcid
čeština: Antacida
Deutsch: Antazidum
English: Antacid
español: Antiácido
euskara: Antiazido
français: Antiacide
हिन्दी: प्रत्यम्ल
hrvatski: Antacidi
Bahasa Indonesia: Antasid
italiano: Antiacido
қазақша: Антацид
Nederlands: Antacidum
日本語: 制酸薬
português: Antiácido
русский: Антациды
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
中文: 抗酸药