Stomach acidity, what medication to use
L’stomach acidity and stomach pain can arise after meals along with reflux and bloating, or at any time of the day: from when working to before bedtime.
Acid reflux refers to the rise of stomach acid up the esophagus, creating pain and burning sensation from the chest to the throat.
Sometimes acidity (along with other symptoms) can be caused by an unbalanced diet or by eating too large meals and/or living too hectic and stressful a life, but also by pregnancy, using certain medications, smoking, drinking alcohol, drinking carbonated beverages, taking too much caffeine, or lying down immediately after eating.
Already improving these bad habits could solve the problem.
But, in cases of stomach upset, heartburn and acidity medications, taken in the recommended amounts and doses, are a valuable remedy.
If the problem arises after meals, could be caused by poor digestion, so one remedy could be digestive tablets and chewable tablets to be taken immediately after main meals or as needed, at any time of the day.
If you suffer from hyperacidity, gastroesophageal reflux or a form of gastritis, helpful are sachets that neutralize acid formation, or dietary supplements that aid in digestion, or products that block the rise of gastric juices.
One medication to use may be Maalox Plus, which is an antacid combined with an antimeteoric, used as an adjunct in dyspepsia (reduced digestive activity) from gastric hyperacidity.
It contains magnesium hydroxide and aluminum hydroxide, which reduce the burning sensation and neutralize hyperacidity; another component is dimethicone, which instead has an action against intestinal bloating, which is a cause of meteorism and flatulence.
In any case, best to consult your doctor or pharmacist for information on the most appropriate medication to use and dosage.