Definition of antacid in English:


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Pronunciation: /anˈtasɪd


  • (Chiefly of a medicine) preventing or correcting acidity, especially in the stomach: I prescribed a kaolin antacid mixture these drugs have an antacid and analgesic effect
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    • The Pharmacy stocks a number of antacid preparations.
    • Examples of antacid brands include Rennies and Gaviscon.
    • Of course over-the-counter antacid pills (cimtidine and ranitidine) are available, but I really prefer to avoid possible side-effects they may cause.


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  • An antacid medicine.
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    • These familiar antacids were medicine chest staples.
    • This medicine contains antacids that can keep other medicines from working properly if the 2 medicines are taken too close together.
    • For example, antacids, antibiotics, and oral contraceptives alter your body's absorption of several B vitamins.

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