Effervescent tablets dissolve in water for fizzy, refreshing relief you can hear, see and feel. ReliefChews are delicious, chewy and portable. Both deliver fast relief. Learn more about our products here.
There are multiple advantages to using Alka-Seltzer effervescent products. In short: the medicine dissolves fast and goes to work instantly, neutralizing acid on contact. Because the medicines in Alka-Seltzer effervescents are in solution prior to ingestion, they do not require time to dissolve in the stomach like similar active ingredients taken in a tablet form.
All effervescent products contain anhydrous citric acid (antacid) and sodium bicarbonate (antacid). Alka-Seltzer Original, Extra Strength and Lemon-Lime also contain aspirin (analgesic). Alka-Seltzer Gold contains potassium bicarbonate (antacid). Learn more about our products here.
Yes, Alka-Seltzer effervescent tablets contain sodium in the form of sodium bicarbonate. The amount of sodium per tablet in each product is listed below.
The sodium in the Alka-Seltzer Effervescent products plays an important role, enabling the medication to dissolve quickly in water and begin neutralizing acid as soon as ingested.
These products are intended for short-term use. Ask a doctor before use if you are on a sodium-restricted diet. You should stop use and speak with your doctor if you need to use the product longer than recommended on the label.
The symptoms commonly referred to as a "hangover" aren't necessarily a result of excessive drinking. A single alcoholic drink is enough to trigger a hangover for some people, while others may drink heavily and escape the symptoms entirely.
Alka-Seltzer products are available in most drug stores, food stores, mass merchandisers and club stores. If you do not find them on your local store shelf, ask the store manager to order them for you. We have found that most stores make their purchasing decisions based on consumer interest. to link to our product locator.
The Alka-Seltzer Extra Strength Cool Action Heartburn Relief Gum is made up of two layers, one that contains the active ingredient calcium carbonate and the other layer is a gum base. When chewed, the calcium carbonate layer dissolves so it can be swallowed.