Top 29 Common Brands of antacids in Nigeria.
Antacids are medications that neutralizes acid production in the stomach. They majorly comes in handy whenever one experiences symptoms like indigestion accompanied with heartburn, gastritis, stomach ulcer, acid reflux, pain, nausea or some sort of discomfort in the abdominal region. 🙈
Grabbing antacids every time you deal with indigestion can play a real havoc in your body. 🤯
It alters the gut flora by tweaking the acid production and predisposes you to a number of conditions including nutritional deficiencies that might come along with a long list of diseases. ⏬
Chronic dependence on antacids to relieve indigestion related symptoms can actually increase your fracture risks as it may affect calcium absorption in the body.✨
These might give instant relief but relying completely on them can actually affect the gut mircrobiome in a negative way than doing any good. 💫
Antacids can come in liquid form (suspension) or tablets form….. Liquid antacids usually work faster/better than tablets or capsules.
Common types of antacids
Many different types of antacid are available. Some are sold under a brand name and others are named after their main ingredient.
Ingredients to look for in antacids include:
Sodium hydrogen bicarbonate
More than one of these ingredients are most times contained in one antacid. For example, ulcigid suspension contains Alginic acid + Magnesium OH + Aluminium OH + Magnesium trisilicate + Dimethicone.
Side effects of Antacids
Antacids do not usually have many side effects if they’re only taken occasionally and at the recommended dose.
But sometimes they can cause:
diarrhoea or constipation
feeling sick or vomiting
low blood calcium /bone fractures or weak teeth
low blood phosphate
Common brands of antacids in Nigeria
- Mist Mag by Moko
- Relcer gel,
- Relcer tablets
- Polyfort gel,
- Peptica gel,
- Super Mag,