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Antacids are used to control the levels of acid in your stomach, and help to relieve heartburn.  Hyperacidity is a very common concern and the causes are varied.  On this page, we offer all types of products to help alleviate symptoms of hyperacidity.  Buy online and have your purchase couriered directly to your door.
What are antacids used for?  |   Side effects of antacids  |  What is heartburn?  |  What are the causes of heartburn?  |  What are the symptoms?  |  When to seek medical attention  |  Treatment optionsPrices are Inclusive of GST (sales Tax).

Page updated 06/04/18 12:47:36 p.m.
Gaviscon Extra Strength 60 Chewable Tablets
Gaviscon Extra Strength 60 Chewable Tablets
SKU 2215241
$29.50 NZD
For help towards fast, long lasting relief from heartburn take Gaviscon Double Strength Tablets. It aids in soothing pain and discomfort of heartburn and helps to keep the digestive acid in the stomach to assist in preventing acid reflux.
SKU 2338017
$26.50 NZD
Gaviscon Dual Action Peppermint Chewable Tablets 16 Tablets
Gaviscon Dual Action Peppermint Chewable Tablets 16 Tablets
SKU 2338556
$10.99 NZD
Buy Gaviscon Dual Action 16 Tablet online at a great price. Click or Call 0800 000 980 to order. Most orders ships in 1 - 2 business days.
Gaviscon Dual Action Peppermint Chewable Tablets 48 Tablets
Gaviscon Dual Action Peppermint Chewable Tablets 48 Tablets
SKU 2513455
$25.50 NZD
Effectively reduces excess stomach acid and provides relief from discomfort.
SKU 437263
$10.99 NZD
For help towards rapid relief from indigestion, try taking a fast-acting antacid Quick Eze Chewy Antacid Tablet.
Gaviscon Peppermint Tablets 24 Tablets
Gaviscon Peppermint Tablets 24 Tablets
SKU 2114453
$10.99 NZD
Gaviscon Peppermint Tablets 24s come in a chewable tablet, You keep them in a pocket sized handy pack perfect for keeping in your handbag or in the car.
Gaviscon Dual Action Peppermint Chewable Tablets 32 Tablets
Gaviscon Dual Action Peppermint Chewable Tablets 32 Tablets
SKU 2451573
$19.50 NZD
Effectively reduces excess stomach acid and provides relief from discomfort.
Gaviscon Liquid Peppermint 600ml
Gaviscon Liquid Peppermint 600ml
SKU 2474786
$30.99 NZD
Offers fast and long lasting relief from symptoms associated with heartburn and indigestion.
Gaviscon Aniseed Liquid 600ml
Gaviscon Aniseed Liquid 600ml
SKU 2474794
$30.99 NZD
Gaviscon Aniseed Liquid 600ml
SKU 2026309
$34.99 NZD
Helps relieve: abdominal pain, cramps, bloating and wind.
Alka-Seltzer Lemon Effervescent Tablets 20
Alka-Seltzer Lemon Effervescent Tablets 20
SKU 784273
$10.99 NZD
Alka Seltzer is an Antacid and Analgesic that Reduce fever, provides relief from headaches, hangovers, upset tummies, body aches and pains, sore throat, arthritis, cold and flu symptoms, nneuralgia, fibrositis, period pain.
SKU 2012340
$17.50 NZD
Suffering from bloating, abdominal pain, cramping and discomfort associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Mintec Capsules help give natural relief to the symptoms associated with IBS.

What are antacids used for?

Antacids are used for treating stomach acidity. They neutralise gastric hydrochloric acid or prevents secretion of acid.  Antacids can provide almost instant relief for many stomach troubles, including:
  • heartburn
  • indigestion
  • symptoms of acid reflux

What are some of the side effects of antacids?

Excessive consumption of antacid can also lead to an overdose of calcium carbonate and magnesium, as these are the two main ingredients in many antacids.  They can also cause an increased risk of developing sensitivity to certain foods.

What is heartburn?

This condition, in spite of its name, does not have anything to do with a heart condition. Although some of the symptoms may be similar to that of a heart attack or heart disease, it is actually an irritation of the esophagus caused by overproduction of stomach acid. The experience is a burning discomfort in the upper abdomen or below the breastbone.

There is a muscular valve called the lower esophageal sphincter or LES that keeps the stomach acid in the stomach, which is controlled by the help of gravity.  The LES is located where the esophagus meets the stomach, exactly below the rib cage and slightly left of center. Its normal function is to open up to allow the food to get into the stomach in order to allow belching, then it closes again. However, heartburn occurs when LES opens too often or does not close tight enough. The stomach acid can reflux or seep into the esophagus which causes the burning sensation.   

Occasional heartburn is not dangerous but chronic cases or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) can sometimes lead to more serious problems.

What are the causes of heartburn?

Here are some of the risk factors and foods that can cause heartburn:
  • Too much food in the stomach or overeating
  • Too much pressure put on the stomach as a result of obesity, pregnancy or constipation.
  • Certain foods: tomatoes, citrus fruits, garlic, onions, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, caffeinated products and peppermint
  • High fat and oily foods, whether animal or vegetable fats
  • Certain medications
  • Stress and lack of sleep
  • Smoking

What are the symptoms?

You can usually tell that you are suffering from heartburn when you feel:

A burning  sensation in your chest behind your breastbone that usually occurs after eating and usually lasts a few minutes to several hours.
Chest pain that you feel after bending over, lying down or eating
Burning sensation in the throat - hot, sour, acidic or salty tasting fluid at the back of the throat
Difficulty swallowing
You feel that there is food stuck in the middle of your chest or throat
You may experience chronic cough, sore throat or chronic hoarseness

When should I seek immediate medical attention?

If the chest pain is accompanied by a cold sweat or palpitations and does not go away after taking antacids, then you should seek immediate medical attention, as it may be related to heart attack.

What are the treatment options?

More often than not, a simple change in diet and lifestyle can help eliminate heartburn episodes. Doctors will most likely suggest a change in these two before prescribing medication.

Some lifestyle changes that can help alleviate heartburn:

Limit intake of food and beverages that are known triggers to stimulate overproduction of acid.
Don't lie down for about 2 hours after eating.
Elevate the head a few inches while sleeping.
Maintain a reasonable weight.
Wear loose fitting clothes
Quit smoking
Stop drinking alcohol
Do relaxation and stress relieving techniques such as meditation.
Try to avoid citrus fruits, fatty and oily foods, spicy foods, carbonated beverages, coffee, chocolate, caffeinated beverages
You can try including these foods to help: Bananas, chamomile tea, apple cider vinegar, turmeric, aloe vera juice, ginger
If a change in lifestyle does not bring relief, your doctor may recommend over the counter or prescription treatment options. NB: If you are pregnant, definitely talk to your health practitioner before taking over-the counter antacids.   Examples of medication include:
  • H2 Blockers
  • Antacids (over-the-counter)
  • Proton Pump Inhibitors (prescription medicine)
Page updated 06/04/18 12:47:36 p.m.
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