-- Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Antacids are medications that counteract
acids in the stomach, to help ease heartburn discomfort.
Many of these drugs are sold over-the-counter. But not everyone
should take antacids, despite their wide availability, the American
Academy of Family Physicians says.
The academy mentions these people who shouldn't take antacids
without first consulting a physician:
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