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April 15, 2014

Which antacid should I choose?

The type of antacid you choose will depend on the nature of your symptoms. Here are a few tips to help you make the right choice. But before using any over-the-counter drug, be sure to consult your pharmacist for help in assessing your symptoms and advice on the most suitable product for you.
 

For rapid relief of acid reflux

Choose a product that contains:

  • Alginate combined with calcium, aluminum or magnesium
  • Calcium or calcium carbonate
  • Aluminum hydroxide
  • Magnesium, magnesium hydroxide or magnesium carbonate
  • One or more of these ingredients combined

 

For rapid relief of sour stomach

Choose a product that contains:

  • Calcium or calcium carbonate
  • Aluminum hydroxide
  • Magnesium, magnesium hydroxide or magnesium carbonate
  • One or more of these ingredients combined

 

For long-term relief of sour stomach or acid reflux

Choose a product that contains:

  • 75 mg of ranitidine (for 4 to 13 hours of relief)
  • 10 mg of famotidine (for 10 to 12 hours of relief)

 

Avoid products that contain:

  • Bismuth subsalicylate
  • Acetylsalicylic acid

To learn more:

Brûlures d’estomac, antiacides, Protégez-Vous, December 2012 (In French only)
10 conseils pour bien digérer vos Fêtes, Protégez-Vous, December 2011 (In French only)

 

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