Heartburn is something we all get from time to time. However, as you age its seems to make more frequent visits.
While there are a myriad of heartburn medications found in today’s marketplace, the most popular still seem to be antacid tablets like Rolaids or Tums. Almost everyone will have one or the other in their medicine cabinet.
My husband is a bigger fan of Rolaids than Tums, but recently he found another brand he likes. It is from Walgreens.
Walgreens Antacid Tablets are very similar in nature to the other antacid tablets on the market. There is one major exception, though. That is the price. Walgreens Antacid Tablets cost less.
Like both Rolaids and Tums, Walgreens Antacid Tablets contain a calcium supplement. The active ingredient inside these tablets is calcium carbonate.
Walgreens Antacid Tablets come in a 150-tablet bottle. Flavor choices include berry, peppermint and wintergreen.
The tablets are used to relieve acid indigestion, heartburn, sour stomach and upset stomach. Relief is short term in nature and these tablets are not meant to “cure” the underlying problem that causes the symptoms.
Walgreens Antacid Tablets should not be taken in conjunction with other prescription drugs without receiving permission from a physician before hand. Calcium carbonate can interfere with certain types of drugs; either decreasing or increasing their effectiveness.
A typical dosage amount is anywhere between two and eight tablets within a 24-hour period. Taking fewer tablets could impede the medicine’s ability to work properly. Taking more tablets could prove damaging to your health.
At any rate, repeated dosage should not extend beyond a two-week period. If the problem persists beyond that time period, it is time to make an appointment with your physician.
Walgreens Antacid Tablets are meant for adult use only. These should not be given to children without express approval from their pediatrician. In fact, keep the medication out of the reach of children who may mistake it for candy and overdose.
Store these tablets at room temperature. Keep the lid tightly sealed at all times to prevent moisture damage.
Walgreens Antacid Tablets represent five calories per tablet. Each one contains 1.5 grams of sugar. On the positive side, each tablet also provides 400 milligrams of calcium and 2 milligrams of magnesium.
I find that Walgreens Antacid Tablets work just as well as other antacid tablets, but at a fraction of the cost. Here is my summary review:
Effectiveness: 5 stars. Two Walgreens Antacid Tablets work for me in the same way as two Tums or Rolaids.
Taste: 5 stars. All antacid tablets have a slightly chalky taste. However, Walgreens Antacid Tablets are no more so than any other brand.
Supplemental status: 5 stars. The added calcium and magnesium are a bonus.
Freshness: 5 stars. If you don’t expose these tablets to moisture, they will remain fresh for quite some time.
Green value: 3 stars. The bottle could be recycled for use in crafts or for spices in the kitchen.
Packaging: 4 stars. Walgreens Antacid Tablets come in a semi-opaque white plastic bottle with a royal blue top. The bottle shape is pretty, which could be helpful in convincing yourself to recycle it after the tablets are gone. The front label varies from flavor to flavor but bears a colorful band spelling out the particular flavor and a representation of the mint leaf or berry is included for visual confirmation.
Ease of storage: 5 stars. The bottle measures 5 Â½” by 2 Â¼” by 1 Â¾”. It is small enough to fit into a kitchen or bathroom cabinet or drawer.
Availability: 1 star. Walgreens Antacid Tablets can only be purchased at Walgreens.
Price: 5 stars. The cost for a 150 tablet bottle is under $4.
Product purchase probability: 5 stars. My husband likes this brand plus Walgreens is located adjacent to where he works. He can easily pick up replacements as needed.
Final rating: 4.3 stars.
5 stars = outstanding
4 stars = good
3 stars = average
2 stars = below average
1 star = poor