How Do Antacids Relieve Heartburn?

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Antacids work to relieve heartburn by neutralizing the acid in the stomach immediately on contact. So when you take them, you'll have relief of your symptoms very, very quickly. And this is in contrast to some other medications, instead stop your stomach from making acid. Those are used as a more preventative measure.

So if you need a quick fix, opt for an Antacid.