Exploring the Chemical Ingredients in Every Day Products: Indigestion formulation Drugs And Chemicals
Indigestion is usually caused by there being too much acid in the stomach, and this can be due in part to the things we can eat and drink, and also due to excess acid being produced by the stomach itself. The easy wat to treat acid indigestion is to neutralise it, and the traditional way of doing this is with bicarbonate of soda. This reacts with acid and release carbon di oxide, which is then emitted as relieving burp of gas and a sign that the treatment has worked.
A more convenient way is to chew a carbonate salt slowly and allow the saliva to carry the relieving chemical to the stomach. The most popular type of indigestion tablet contains both calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate.
The main ingredient of a tablet for indigestion are
Glucose as bulking agent in tablet
Talc is and excipient to give the dissolving tablet a smooth finish in the mouth
Povidone is a water soluble polymer that holds the other ingredients together so that the tablet does not disintegrate on storage
Sodium saccharine make the tablet sweet
Magnesium stearate both helps the tablet to disintegrate when it is moistened by saliva and it prevents the tablets from sticking to the machinery used in their making
Some other types of formulations are a popular drink to relieve a hangover and the headache and stomach discomfort linked to it. It delivers both aspirin to treat the former and sodium hydrogen carbonate for the later.
Aspirin is active ingredient
Sodium hydrogen phosphate and citric acid react together to generate bubbles of carbon di oxide, citric acid provides a fruity flavour.
Author: vinita bhandari