It helps to reduces stomach acid. It is used as an antacid to treat heartburn, indigestion, and upset stomach. It is a very quick-acting antacid.
It can cause Nausea, bloating, or gas may occur.
It is contrainticated in patients with known hypersensitivity to the drug.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney problems, heart failure, low calcium levels, swollen ankles/legs/feet due to retaining water (peripheral edema).
Because this medication contains salt (sodium), do not use it if you are on a salt-restricted diet.
This medication may pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Please consult your doctor when taking this medicine if you are pregnant.
Some products that may interact with this drug are: acetazolamide, aspirin and other salicylates (such as salsalate), corticosteroids (such as prednisone), memantine, medications with a special coating to protect the stomach (enteric coating).