A REVIEW ON PHARMACOLOGY AND THERAPEUTIC USES OF ANTACIDS
Renu Saraswat*, Nupur Chatterji and Devesh Saraswat
Antacids have been used since the last more than hundred years for the symptomatic relief by raising the pH of the stomach and without hampering the gastric condition of the body namely killing of bacteria. Sodium bicarbonate, aluminium hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide besides ranitidine and the prazoles react with the HCL present in the stomach and have become the ready choice of physicians to treat all kinds of gastric disorders. This study sheds a light on the pharmacokinetics of various antacids, their advantages, disadvantages and the chemical conditions which they help to subside. Present paper specifically focuses on the study of clinical uses and side effects of long run use of antacids.
Keywords: Antacids, gastric pH, GERD, ulcer.
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