According to, 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 »

Dependency issues such as milk-alkali syndrome and rebound hyperactivity are among the concerning side effects of antacids, according to RXList. Conditions such as aluminum-intoxication, osteomalacia and constipation are... More » Health Medications & Vitamins Side Effects

Side effects of Tritalac antacid tablets may include constipation and rebound hyperacidity, as reported by Some less common side effects include hypercalcemia, which is a condition in which there is too much c... More » Health Medications & Vitamins Side Effects

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

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 »

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 »