What kind of antacid should I take for indigestion?

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Jill A. Grimes, MD
Family Medicine
An over-the-counter antacid like TUMS works fine for indigestion. There are fancier and more expensive acid blockers out there, but TUMS work fast. They are also inexpensive and easy to take: no water required. Other generic brands work as well, but may dissolve differently or have different flavors.

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