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Medications for Indigestion

Other names: Dyspepsia; Uncomfortable fullness after meals

Dyspepsia means "bad digestion" and is commonly known as indigestion. Dyspepsia affects as much as 1/4 of the adult population in the U.S. and is responsible for a significant number of doctor visits. Dyspepsia has many possible causes- some easily diagnosed and others difficult to define. Dyspepsia is persistent or recurring abdominal pain that's centered in the upper abdomen and that lasts more than four weeks. People with dyspepsia also may experience bloating, nausea, burping and a feeling of fullness that occurs soon after eating. Symptoms usually develop after meals.

Drugs used to treat Indigestion

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
sodium bicarbonate Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: sodium bicarbonate systemic

Brand name:  Neut

Drug class: antacids, minerals and electrolytes, urinary pH modifiers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Alka-Seltzer Original Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: aspirin / citric acid / sodium bicarbonate systemic

Drug class: salicylates

For consumers: interactions, side effects

aluminum hydroxide Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide systemic

Brand name:  Amphojel

Drug class: antacids, phosphate binders

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Cal-Mint Rate Add review
OTC N N

Generic name: calcium carbonate systemic

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Calci-Chew Rate Add review
OTC N N

Generic name: calcium carbonate systemic

Drug class: antacids, minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Gelusil 9.0 1 review
OTC N N

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone systemic

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Mag-Oxide Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: magnesium oxide systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

nizatidine 10 2 reviews
Rx/OTC B N

Generic name: nizatidine systemic

Brand name:  Axid AR

Drug class: H2 antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Phillips' Cramp-free Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: magnesium oxide systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Titralac 10 2 reviews
OTC N N

Generic name: calcium carbonate systemic

Drug class: antacids, minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Tums Smoothies 1.0 1 review
OTC N N

Generic name: calcium carbonate systemic

Drug class: antacids, minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Uro-Mag Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: magnesium oxide systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Acid Gone Rate Add review
OTC N N

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium carbonate systemic

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Acid Gone Extra Strength Rate Add review
OTC N N

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium carbonate systemic

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Alamag Rate Add review
OTC N N

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide systemic

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Alka-Seltzer Extra Strength Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: aspirin / citric acid / sodium bicarbonate systemic

Drug class: salicylates

For consumers: interactions, side effects

Almacone Rate Add review
OTC N N

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone systemic

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

aluminum hydroxide / magnesium carbonate 9.7 3 reviews
OTC N N

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium carbonate systemic

Brand names:  Gaviscon Extra Strength, Acid Gone, Acid Gone Extra Strength

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide Rate Add review
OTC N N

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide systemic

Brand name:  Alamag

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

aluminum hydroxide / magnesium trisilicate 6.0 2 reviews
OTC N N

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium trisilicate systemic

Brand name:  Gaviscon Regular Strength Tablets

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: interactions, side effects

aspirin / citric acid / sodium bicarbonate Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: aspirin / citric acid / sodium bicarbonate systemic

Brand names:  Alka-Seltzer Original, Alka-Seltzer Extra Strength

Drug class: salicylates

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

Axid AR Rate Add review
OTC B N

Generic name: nizatidine systemic

Drug class: H2 antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Bismarex Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: bismuth subsalicylate systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Bismatrol Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: bismuth subsalicylate systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Bismatrol Maximum Strength Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: bismuth subsalicylate systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Alternative treatments for Indigestion

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Indigestion. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Indigestion.

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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