The antacids are calcium, aluminium or magnesium salts used either alone or in combination. They are used to temporarily relieve mild gastro-oesophageal burning sensations. They are generally combined with a topical gastric protective agent.
The antacids containing aluminium or magnesium salts can cause constipation or diarrhoea. Their main disadvantage is the fact that they can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines. It is therefore essential to leave at least two hours between taking an antacid and another treatment.
The antacids, to relieve stomach burning. ©Phovoir