Are indigestion tablets alkaline or acid?
The are alkaline, since they are used to diffuse the acid that's inside ur stomach
magnesium hydroxide or calcium hydroxide. ------- Indigestion tablets (antacids) may contain: CaCO3, MgCO3, Al(OH)3, Mg(OH)2, NaHCO3, KHCO3, etc. All these substances dissolved make an alkaline solution - to neutralize the excess of hydrochloric acid from the stomach and to control of the gastric pH.
A neutral substance has a pH of 7. If you have an acidic substance and wanted to neutralize it, you would have to add an alkaline substance to it. And example of this would be for indigestion or heartburn, you would take a tablet containing alkaline. This tablet neutralizes the acid in your stomach. These tablets are known as antacids.
Because it would be kind of dumb to take them for athlete's foot. If you're asking how they work: indigestion tablets are generally composed of some basic compound, which helps neutralize stomach acid. Some treatments for indigestion attempt to handle the underlying cause by reducing the production of excess stomach acid rather than simply neutralizing it after it's produced, or by doing that along with neutralizing the extant acid.
Indigestion is caused by an excess of stomach acid - causing 'Heart Burn.' Anti-indigestion tablets or liquids are used to neutralise the acid, and so relieve the symptoms of indigestion. There are many over the counter medicines that can be used. If the indigestion persists for several days, it could indicate something more serious. Possibly an ulcer - so see your doctor.
In your stomach there is gastric acid. Sometimes your stomach produces too much of this acid and causes pains. This is called indigestion. You can stop indigestion by taking an antacid tablet. An antacid tablet is a tablet containing alkali. Most antacid tablets are weak based and have enough alkali in them to cancel out MOST of the acid. It doses this by reacting with the acid and producing salt and water. This is it…