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Antacids: Heart Burn OTC Drugs

  title={Antacids: Heart Burn OTC Drugs},
  author={T A Patel and Virendra Kr. Baheliya and Rajesh Prajapati and Vijay K. Yadav and Avanish Kumar Yadav and Pramod Kumar Jaiswal},
Antacids are chemical substances which neutralizing the acid that causes heartburn. By reducing the acidity, the acid is less able to irritate the esophagus. The effect of antacids on the stomach is due to partial neutralisation of gastric hydrochloric acid and inhibition of the proteolytic enzyme, pepsin. There are commonly used self-prescribed medications.  Antacids are available many forms such as suspensions, chewable tablets and liquid gels. They consist of calcium carbonate and magnesium… 

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