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About Antacid

Antacids are an indispensable part of your medicine cabinet, and you can buy them in the style you need at BJ's Wholesale Club. The three most common types of antacid medicines are calcium carbonate, aluminum carbonate and magnesium oxide. They all work in basically the same way, by neutralizing the acid in your stomach. People who suffer from acid reflux may use antacids consistently and others might only take an antacid after a particularly spicy meal. Either way, we've got you covered.

How Do Antacids Work?

The chemicals used in acid reducers are alkaline, which means they work to counteract acids like the ones produced in your stomach. Liquid antacids like Pepto-Bismol act quickly to neutralize stomach acids, while pills and chewables may have a longer wait time. Neutralizing stomach acids with antacid medicine makes stomach acids less corrosive because combining alkaline and acidic materials lessens the properties of each.

Chewables, Pills or Liquid Antacids?

The choice between the different styles of acid reducer available is largely one of personal preference. Many people prefer chewables like Tums or Rolaids, which act quickly but may not last long. Others like pills that may not have a rapid effect but that last a long time. Pepcid, Nexium and Berkley Jensen all make pill antacids that have effective periods of up to 24 hours. As with any medication, it is best to speak with your doctor if you have questions about which antacid is right for you.

Addressing Acid Issues

Antacid medicines are perfect for combating acute acid reflux or other stomach acid issues, but they do not represent a long-term solution for many. For those with long-term heartburn issues, it may be best to meet with a doctor to discuss your options. In the meantime, acid reducers and liquid antacids from BJ's Wholesale Club can relieve the pain of acid reflux.

Sign up for a BJ's Membership to get the best prices and delivery service on everything you need. We'll ship your chosen acid reducers to your door so you can stock up your medicine cabinet. And we also offer great deals on all sorts of other products, many with digital coupon discounts.