It is a discomforting burning sensation in the chest, your stomach acid persistently flows back up into your mouth through your esophagus.
It usually occurs after meals, when lying down, or at night while sleeping.

The main symptoms of acidity

  • Heartburn
  • Regurgitation
  • Chest pain
  • Problem swallowing
  • Vomiting
  • Sore throat and hoarseness.


  • Antacids (provide quick relief by neutralizing stomach acids) for example: nodacil gel®, GAVISCON®, and Maalox®.
  • Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) (stronger acid blockers that also help heal damaged esophagus tissue) for example: Losec®, Lanzor®, Gasec®, Nexium®, Pantonex®, Pariet® and Dexilant®.


  • Acid reflux is a medical condition in which acid from the stomach moves into the esophagus.
  • GERD is a chronic, more serious form of acid reflux. GERD can result in inflammation in the esophagus or even long-term damage that can lead to cancer.
Antacids are often taken to relief symptoms or when symptoms are expected. Your doctor or pharmacist will advise you of the dose needed and how often you should take it .
Generally antacids provide quick relief for problems such as heartburn caused by reflux. However, the relief of symptoms may only be short-lived.

Antacid Use in mild symptoms for temporary instant relief ( After heavy meals )
For recurrent heart burn several time a day , Use PPI drug , your pharmacist will help you to take the proper treatment for your case .