Combination aluminium and magnesium antacids

  • Fae Farrer Amayeza Information Centre
Keywords: Combination Aluminium and Magnesium Antacids, antacids, stomach acid

Abstract

Antacids are a class of medicines used to neutralise stomach acid. They are commonly used as the first-line treatment for the symptoms of indigestion and heartburn. Antacids include aluminium hydroxide, magnesium carbonate and magnesium trisilicate. Some also contain simeticone to reduce flatulence, or alginates to protect the oesophagus from acid reflux.

Author Biography

Fae Farrer, Amayeza Information Centre
BPharm
Section
Gastrointestinal Tract