Medication and Drugs
Why is it better to take two antacid tablets instead of one?
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How do antacidic tablets work?
Antacid tablets are alkaline that take part in neutralisation reactions in the stomach if it is too acidic. It acts like bicarbonate of soda (which people take when having an upset stomach). What happens is that when your stomach is highly ionised, the alkaline reacts with the acid in the stomach (HCl) to higher the pH.