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Over-the-counter (OTC) products are medicines you can buy without a doctor’s prescription.

Antacids reduce the effect of (neutralize) the acid in your stomach. They can provide fast, short-term relief. Many OTC medicines combine different antacids.

H2 blockers reduce the amount of acid your stomach makes. While they don’t relieve symptoms right away, H2 blockers relieve symptoms for a longer period of time than antacids. They usually start to work within an hour. Examples of H2 blockers available over the counter are ranitidine (brand name: Zantac) or famotidine (brand name: Pepcid).

Proton pump inhibitors greatly reduce your body’s production of acid. They work well for that isn’t resolved by antacids or H2 blockers. It may take a little longer for a proton pump inhibitor to help your symptoms than an H2 blocker, but relief will last longer. These medicines are most helpful for people who have heartburn often — more than two days a week. Omeprazole (brand name: Prilosec) is an example of a proton pump inhibitor.

Reference:http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/otc-center/otc-medicines/854.html

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  • Alka-Seltzer Original Effervescent Antacid Tablets for the relief of:Heartburn, acid indigestion, and sour stomach when accompanied with headache or body aches and pains.
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INGREDIENTS:
  • Per Tablet: Aspirin 325 mg; Citric Acid 1000 mg; Sodium Bicarbonate (Heat-Treated) 1916 mg; Sodium 567 mg.

DIRECTIONS:

  • Do not exceed recommended dosage.
  • Fully dissolve tablets in 4 ounces of water before taking.
  • Adults and children 12 years and over: 2 tablets every 4 hours, or as directed by a doctor, Do not exceed 8 tablets in 24 hours.
  • Adults 60 years and over: 2 tablets every 4 hours, or as directed by a doctor, Do not exceed 4 tablets in 24 hours.
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