Is antacid good for treating heart burn?
Hello, I am frequently getting heartburn due to overeating. Is antacid good for treating heart burn? I am not well aware of it. Looking for your recommendation. I already have some antacids in my home. It will be easy for me to start the treatment.
@piya Antacids neutralize stomach acid to cut down on heartburn, sour stomach, acid indigestion, and stomach upset. Some antacids also contain simethicone, an ingredient that helps your body get rid of gas. Some antacids contain ingredients that can cause diarrhea, such as magnesium, or constipation, such as aluminum.
Examples of antacids include:
Aluminum hydroxide gel (Alternagel, Amphojel)
Calcium carbonate (Alka-Seltzer, Tums)
Magnesium hydroxide (Milk of Magnesia)
Gaviscon, Gelusil, Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids
You should take antacids exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the package label. If you use the tablets, chew them well before swallowing for faster relief.