FIBRE Antacids are over-the-counter medications that help neutralise stomach acid.
Antacids usually come as a liquid, chewable gummy or tablet, or tablet that you dissolve in water to drink.
They can be used to treat symptoms of excess stomach acid, such as:
- Acid reflux, which can include regurgitation, bitter taste, persistent dry cough, pain when you lie down, and trouble swallowing
- heartburn, which is a burning sensation in your chest or throat caused by acid reflux
- Indigestion, which is a pain in your upper gut that can feel like gas or bloat.