An antacid is any substance, usually a base, that counteracts stomach acidity. It is taken by mouth to relieve heartburn, sour stomach, or acid indigestion. Most antacids buffer gastric acid, raising the pH to reduce acid damage. If antacids are ineffective, medication (H2-receptor antagonists or proton pump inhibitors) may relieve the symptoms. Poor response to medication may be a reason to suspect an underlying medical condition.

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... CALCIUM CARBONATE (Titralac®, Tums®) is an antacid that neutralizes or reduces stomach acids. It relieves symptoms in patients with indigestion and heartburn. Calcium carbonate also can be used to prevent stomach bleeding in hospitalized patients or as a dietary calcium supplement. Generic calcium carbonate tablets are available. ...
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TUMS may refer to: Tums: antacid Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUM ...
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