Over-the-counterLower-cost generic availableClass: Gastrointestinal

Alka-Seltzer Heartburn

(citric acid / sodium bicarbonate)

Over-the-counterLower-cost generic availableClass: Gastrointestinal
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Relieves heartburn and indigestion.

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Our bottom line

Alka-Seltzer Heartburn (Citric Acid / Sodium Bicarbonate) works fast to help your stomach feel better, but it doesn’t work very long.

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Upsides

  • Alka-Seltzer Heartburn (Citric Acid / Sodium Bicarbonate) is effective at settling your stomach in just a few minutes.
  • Available over the counter without a prescription.
  • It doesn't cost as much as other drugs used to treat heartburn.

Downsides

  • Only lasts about 10 minutes, so it's not the best option if you get heartburn or indigestion throughout the day.
  • Doesn’t prevent heartburn or indigestion.
  • Alka-Seltzer Heartburn (Citric Acid / Sodium Bicarbonate) contains sodium, so it’s not the best choice if you have problems with too much fluid in your body or high blood pressure.
  • Alka-Seltzer Heartburn (Citric Acid / Sodium Bicarbonate) makes your stomach less acidic, but some medicines need an acidic environment to work well. You may need to take this at different times of the day from your other medications.
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How it works

Alka-Seltzer Heartburn (Citric Acid / Sodium Bicarbonate) is an antacid. It stops stomach acid from causing heartburn and indigestion.

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Dosage forms
  • Effervescent tablet
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Risks and Warnings for Alka-Seltzer Heartburn (citric acid / sodium bicarbonate)

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  • There are many different over the counter medications with the brand name Alka-Seltzer. Each one may contain different active ingredients. Be sure to read the labels carefully to understand what kind of medicine you have and what the correct dose should be.

Common concerns from people taking Alka-Seltzer Heartburn (citric acid / sodium bicarbonate)

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Price
  • It doesn't cost as much as other drugs used to treat heartburn.
Interactions
  • Make sure the other medicines you’re taking don’t interact with Alka-Seltzer Heartburn (Citric Acid / Sodium Bicarbonate).