How does calcium carbonate treat indigestion?

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Calcium carbonate treats indigestion by decreasing the levels of acidity in the stomach by neutralizing it. This can make it an effective, fast, short-term treatment for heartburn and stomach upset. It may also be used to treat more serious stomach disorders, such as certain ulcers. Long-term use of calcium carbonate can actually raise acid levels in the stomach, however, a condition referred to as acid rebound.

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