An antacid is defined as a drug or dietary substance that buffers, neutralizes or absorbs hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Antacids may contain aluminum, calcium or magnesium. Note: It is dangerous to use Baking Soda as an antacid and alkalizing agent. One can easily overdose causing hypertension and possible stroke because it messes with your electrolytes. (Yes, even baking soda toothpastes can do this to some extent.)

  • Alamag
  • Alamag Suspension
  • Alka-Seltzer
  • Almora, Magonate, Magtrate
  • Aloecure
  • AlternaGEL
  • AlternaGEL Liquid
  • Alu-Cap
  • Aludrox
  • Aluminum and Magnesium Hydroxide Oral Suspension (Alamag Suspension, Maalox Suspension, Magnalox Suspension, Magnox Suspension, Mintox Suspension)
  • Aluminum and Magnesium Hydroxide (Alamag, Aludrox, Di-Gel, Maalox, Magnalox, Mylanta, Rulox)
  • Aluminum Hydroxide Oral Liquid (AlternaGEL Liquid, Amphojel Suspension)
  • Aluminum Hydroxide (AlternaGEL, Alu-Cap, Alu-Tab, Amphojel, Dialume)
  • Alu-Tab
  • Amitone
  • Amphojel
  • Amphojel Suspension
  • Ampogel
  • Baking Soda
  • Bell-Ans
  • Bismarex
  • Calcium Carbonate Tablets (Amitone, Caltrate 600, Dicarbosil, Equilet, Mallamint, Titralac, Tums)
  • Caltrate 600
  • Citrocarbonate
  • Dialume
  • Dicarbosil
  • Di-Gel
  • Equate
  • Equilet
  • Gaviscon
  • Iosopan
  • Lansoprazole (Prevacid®, Zoton® Zantac, Prilosec, Losec) is also a ‘Proton pump inhibitor’ which works in a very similar way to Omeprazole. Lansoprazole is only available on a doctor’s prescription. Side effects include: headache, diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach, vomiting, stomach pain, cough, dizziness or mild rash.
  • Losec: Side effects include: headache, diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach, vomiting, stomach pain, cough, dizziness or mild rash.
  • Maalox
  • Maalox Suspension
  • Magaldrate (Iosopan, Riopan)
  • Magnalox
  • Magnalox Suspension
  • Magnesium Gluconate
  • Magnesium Hydroxide (Milk of Magnesia, Milk of Magnesia-Concentrated, Phillips Milk of Magnesia)
  • Magnox Suspension
  • Mallamint
  • Milk of Magnesia
  • Milk of Magnesia-Concentrated
  • Mintox Suspension
  • Mylanta
  • Omeprazole (Prilosec®, Losec®) also restricts the production of stomach acid but in a slightly different way. Omeprazole is a ‘Proton pump inhibitor’. It decreases the amount of acid in the stomach by binding to the gastric pump to block secretion of acid into the stomach. Omeprazole is only available on a doctor’s prescription. Side effects include: headache, diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach, vomiting, stomach pain, cough, dizziness or mild rash.
  • Pepcid Complete
  • Pepto Bismol
  • Phillips Milk of Magnesia
  • Picot
  • Prepcid AC
  • Prevacid: Side effects include: headache, diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach, vomiting, stomach pain, cough, dizziness or mild rash.
  • Prilosec: Side effects include: headache, diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach, vomiting, stomach pain, cough, dizziness or mild rash.
  • Ranitidine: Side effects include headache, diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach, vomiting, stomach pain, cough, dizziness or mild rash.Reglan: Side effects of Reglan include the onset of Parkinson’s disease symptoms including trembling, stiffness, facial paralysis, and twisting movements of the body.
  • Relief
  • Riopan
  • Rolaids
  • Rulox
  • Soda Mint
  • Sodium Bicarbonate Powder (Baking Soda, Citrocarbonate)
  • Sodium Bicarbonate (Bell-Ans, Soda Mint)
  • Titralac
  • Tritalac Plus
  • Tums
  • Zantac: Side effects include: headache, diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach, vomiting, stomach pain, cough, dizziness or mild rash.
  • Zoton: Side effects include: headache, diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach, vomiting, stomach pain, cough, dizziness or mild rash.

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Side effects of Antacids and why NOT to use them: /SpecificDiseases/antacids_problems_associated.htm includes a list of natural antacids and how to get your body well so that you don’t need to take these things.