articles

According to Heartburn.com, antacid tablets work by weakening the acid in the stomach to prevent and relieve heartburn symptoms. Antacids contain ingredients, such as calcium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate, that quickl... More »

www.reference.com Health Medications & Vitamins

The two main types of bases used in antacids are carbonates and hydroxides. These are weak bases that serve to neutralize the acidity of the stomach. More »

www.reference.com Science Chemistry Acids & Bases

Indigestion tablets, also called antacids, work by neutralizing strong acids in the stomach. Some acids produced by the stomach are essential for proper digestion, but too much acid production causes abdominal discomfort... More »

www.reference.com Health Medications & Vitamins
similar articles

Maalox antacid is used to relieve symptoms of indigestion, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease, stomach ulcers and duodenal ulcers, says About.com. Maalox helps relieve mild-to-moderate heartburn symptoms, reports... More »

www.reference.com Health Medications & Vitamins

Indigestion tablets, also called antacids, work by neutralizing strong acids in the stomach. Some acids produced by the stomach are essential for proper digestion, but too much acid production causes abdominal discomfort... More »

www.reference.com Health Medications & Vitamins

Zantac is not an antacid, but it is used to prevent and treat heartburn with acid indigestion, according to WebMD. It is an H2 antagonist or histamine H2 blocker medication that is prescribed for the treatment of gastroe... More »

www.reference.com Health Medications & Vitamins

Sodium bicarbonate, the active ingredient in baking soda, works as a temporary antacid to reduce stomach acid and reduce heartburn, upset stomach and indigestion, according to WebMD. With a doctor’s prescription, patient... More »

www.reference.com Food Grocery