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Why are indigestion tablets taken to relieve indigestion?
Most of these products help to alleviate excess "acid stomach" by neutralizing stomach acids. The leading products, by and large, contain calcium carbonate, which is an alkaline compound that provides relief by neutralizing stomach acids.
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Indigestion tablets contain an alkali/base substance which neutralizes the excess hydrochloric acid in your stomach causing the indigestion, therefore stopping indigestion. Th…is leaves water.
Indigestion tablets are alkalis which neutralise the acid in your stomach when you have indigestion.
Indigestion tablets contain three main ingredients, these are: sodium bicarbonate, calcium carbonate and light magnesium carbonate. These are called antacids.
"Indigestion," also known as "dyspepsia" is a term to describe a disorder of digestive function; people can have symptoms such as heartburn, nausea, abdominal pain, bloating, …gas, and so on. There are many causes of indigestion, so if it becomes a problem, you should talk to your physician about it. Indigestion is a stomach problem which can cause heartburn due to stomach acid reflux. It leaves a bitter or a sour taste in the mouth. To prevent indigestion put some lemon juice or cider vinegar in a glass of water and drink it before the meal. Avoid tea, coffee and other drinks which contain caffeine. Avoid hot spicy food, fatty food & chocolates. Eating habits can also cause indigestion. Eat your meals on time and chew them properly.
It works by neutralising the hydrochloric acid (HCl) from the stomach, because it is not normal to have a surplus of acid in your stomach. This is a chemical reaction of neu…tralization for the control of pH. The indigestion tablet has alkaline in them.
Antacid contains a chemical to reduce stomach acid, which is the cause of indigestion.
The reaction of the acid in your stomach with the metal carbonate (usually calcium carbonate) in the indigestion tablet produces carbon dioxide gas. This needs to be released …somewhere as we do not use it in our bodies.
Alkali - Indigestion is caused by the stomach producing too much acid. A dose of alkali neutralises the acid, ending the discomfort.
Because Indigestion tablets are an alkali/base, it neutralizes the acid in your stomach, so instead of there being an acid, there is just water left
Gastric juice, the digestive juice used by our stomachs to digest food, is quite acidic -acidic enough in fact, to digest zinc metal! Our stomachs have a special lining that n…ormally can handle these conditions by constantly shedding its cells and replacing them. Occasionally, however, such as when we eat something that is difficult to digest (like pizza with everything on it) or when we are under a lot of stress, our stomachs produce more acid than they can handle. The excess acid causes the stomach to shed the cells of its protective lining faster than it can replace them. If this happens occasionally we feel the discomfort of indigestion. If it happens a lot we can wind up with an ulcer. To take care of the excess acid, we can take an antacid. Antacids contain weak bases. Bases neutralize acids by reacting with them to form water and a salt. The reason weak bases are used instead of strong bases is because strong bases would neutralize too much acid and would most likely kill you. TL;DR - An antacid is basically a weak basic solution which neutralizes the acid by reducing it's pH thus relieving indigestion.
It depends on the actual product, but the reaction you get and the relief you should feel will not be instant. If you are looking for relief that will help you right away, rat…her than having to first digest and process something, then use a liquid. Something like Gingera or Brioschi antacid is in an effervescent liquid format. Just pour some into water, watch it fizz and it begins to work right away rather than having to wait for a pill or tablet to fist breakdown in your system. THe nice part of Brioschi and Gingera is that they are both all natural, so you won't be adding more chemicals to the acidic off balance in your stomach. I think the previous answer would be fine if this weren't listed in "Chemistry". So, I propose an additional answer: Cells in your stomach secrete HCl (hydrochloric acid) at a concentration of about 0.155 M. When this acid is in excess, a base (alkaline) substance may be used to neutralize the acid in an acid-base reaction. Common antacids or indigestion tablets use a carbonate or hydroxy paired with a metal like calcium, magnesium, or aluminum. A common compound is Calcium Carbonate CaCO3. The resulting reaction is as follows: 2HCl + CaCO3 ----> H2O (water) + CO2 (carbon dioxide gas) + CaCl (harmless form of salt) Other antacids such as Milk of Mangnesium contain... well... magnesium and use the hydroxide base to neutralize acid. The reaction is as follows: 2HCl + Mg(OH)3 -----> 2H2O (water) + MgCl2 (another harmless salt)
It neutralises the stomach acid.
Well its basically the acid that's in the tablets that build up in your stomach causing a reaction to the stomach. This will end in indigestion dissolving into the body
it depends, they can vary from very strong to mild...... but it will be ranging from 8-14 pH (if less than 7 it will be acidic)
Indigestion tablets (antacids) may contain: CaCO 3 , MgCO 3 , Al(OH) 3 , Mg(OH) 2 , NaHCO 3 , KHCO 3 , etc. All these substances dissolved make an alkaline solution - to neu…tralize the excess of hydrochloric acid from the stomach and to control of the gastric pH.
The commonest cause of indigestion - is an excess of stomach acid. The excess causes physical discomfort in the digestive system. Antacids are alkali in composition. The a…lkaline products in the antacid balance neutralise the acids, which eases the discomfort.