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Heartburn/GERD and Antacids

Read more about Antacids.

Effect of Antacids on Heartburn/GERD

Antacids work directly in the stomach to reduce the acidity of the refluxed liquid that can irritate the esophagus. Antacids help relieve heartburn, acid indigestion, and stomach upset. They may also be recommended to relieve the discomfort that occurs with ulcers.

How to Use Antacids

Antacids are sold over the counter and are available in chewable, liquid, and tablet form.

Treatments

Effect of Aluminum Hydroxide on Heartburn/GERD

Aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide antacids are used for treating symptoms of GERD, indigestion, heartburn, and stomach or duodenal ulcers.

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Effect of Calcium Carbonate on Heartburn/GERD

Calcium carbonate is used for temporary relief of occasional indigestion and heartburn. Calcium carbonate is a compound that helps build strong bones and teeth. It is also the active ingredient of...

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References

  1. http://www.drugs.com/mtm/magnesium-hydroxide.html
  2. http://www.drugs.com/sfx/maalox-side-effects.html
  3. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a601013.html

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