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Q: Store bought antiacids ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Store bought antiacids
Category: Health > Conditions and Diseases
Asked by: saradee-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 10 Nov 2002 17:26 PST
Expires: 10 Dec 2002 17:26 PST
Question ID: 104880
Hello. I take prescription Nexium for GERD and dudenitis. Sometimes I
accidentally eat food before I go to bed at night, a no no from the
doctor. Eating at that time causes my heart burn to flare up rather
badly. I would like to be able to take some store bought antacids, to
get relief and be able to go back to bed. I have used Maalox but it
isn't quite strong enough, it wares off after 10 minutes, thus
heartburn wake me back up. What are the stronger antacids you can buy
at a store, say Walgreen's? Are there any specific kinds I should get?
I know I know, I ought to not eat then, but sometimes you don't have
any other options! Please give me any good suggestions, home remedies
would be nice also.
Subject: Re: Store bought antiacids
Answered By: sim-ga on 18 Nov 2002 09:19 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi saradee-ga

Gavison Extra Strength Antacid is a popular choice, receiving a four
and a half star rating (out of five) from consumers:

Alternagel provides 'a greater concentration of antacid per teaspoon',
so might be worth trying. Again, consumers have given a four and a
half star rating:

Rolaids also provide an extra strength antacid:

There is a link for a free sample. However, this is unavailable at
this time, due to 'a limited supply'.

Mylanta provide a range of antacid products, the strongest of which is
Mylanta Ultra Tabs:;jsessionid=EQ5OJOU5JQLJUCQPCB3SUYYKB2IHWNSC?id=mylanta/products/adults/

Another possibility is Alka Seltzer Extra Strength:

Natural Remedies

Raising the bed of the head can ease the problem (see 'Medical
Treatment' section):!gsq=heartburn!gid2=1723

Changes in eating habits might be beneficial for your problem.
Licorice root, vitamin C, bitter foods such as dandelion, and plant
oils such as peppermnt oil can all relieve heartburn naturally:

For a couple of great alternative natural remedies, check this article

Yoghurt or milk, a favourite of my own Grandmother, might also help:

Hope this info helps and you enjoy uninterrupted refreshing sleep!

Best wishes


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saradee-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: Store bought antiacids
From: aditya2k-ga on 10 Nov 2002 21:06 PST
Gelusil is a very good antacid. Works well for me. Go in for liquid
antacid rather than chewable tablets

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