Antacids are taken by mouth to relieve heartburn, acid indigestion or upset stomach. You might get indigestion from eating too much or too fast, eating high-fat foods or eating when you're stressed. Smoking, drinking too much alcohol, using some medicines, being tired and having ongoing stress can also cause indigestion or make it worse. Sometimes the cause is a problem with the digestive tract, like an ulcer or GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease).
Antacids relieve peptic ulcer problems, acid indigestion, acid reflux and upset stomach. Our National Brand comparables are fast and effective at counteracting stomach acidity. Over active stomach acid is one reason to use antacids.
For instance, Heartburn is caused when acid from the stomach flows upwards into the esophagus. The stomach has a lining that protects it from acid but the esophagus does not. When acid rises this cause heartburn. Acid reflux is the mechanism, heartburn is the result.