Alka-Seltzer Original relieves acid indigestion, heartburn and pain. This medication gently breaks up and dissolves away the full feeling of acid indigestion and pain fast.

Alka-Seltzer Overview


Alka-Seltzer Original is an over the counter medication used to relieve acid indigestion, heartburn and pain in adults and children over 12 years of age.

It is a single product containing 3 medications: sodium bicarbonate, anhydrous citric acid, and aspirin. Sodium Bicarbonate and anhydrous citric acid belong to a group of drugs called antacids. These work by neutralizing acid found in the stomach. Aspirin belongs to a group of drugs called analgesics. These work by stopping the production of certain natural substances that cause pain.

This medication comes in tablets and are dissolved in 4 ounces of water every 4 hours as needed.

Common side effects of Alka-Seltzer Original include belching and nausea.


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  • Acidosis, Renal Tubular
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid
  • Cerebral Infarction
  • Drug Overdose
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  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
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  • Pre-eclampsia
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  • Urination Disorders

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Alka-Seltzer consists of multiple generic medications. The generic medications are listed below.

Acetylsalicylic Acid

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Citric Acid

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Sodium Bicarbonate

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Alka-Seltzer Drug Class

Alka-Seltzer is part of the drug class:


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