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What are some over-the-counter antacids for heartburn?

Fast-acting jover-the-counter (OTC) antacids relieve heartburn by neutralizing stomach acid. Several types of antacids are available. All of them contain calcium, magnesium, or aluminum -- or a combination of these substances -- along with sodium as the active ingredients.

Common brand names of antacids include the following:
  • Alka-2
  • Alka-Seltzer
  • AlternaGEL
  • Amphojel
  • Bromo-Seltzer
  • Camalox
  • Gaviscon
  • Gelusil
  • Maalox
  • Mylanta
  • Phillips’ Milk of Magnesia
  • Riopan
  • Rolaids
  • Titralac
  • Tums

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