Compares to the active ingredients in Mylanta® Maximum Strength Liquid. GoodSense® Maximum Strength Antacid relieves heartburn, acid indigestion, sour stomach, and pressure and bloating commonly referred to as gas.
Acidic, spicy and fatty food as well as caffeinated beverages, alcohol and dairy products can cause frequent heartburn. Those who deal with it understand the uncomfortable burning sensation in the lower chest or throat. Heartburn occurs when acid from your stomach moves up, irritating the sensitive lining of the esophagus (the tube that transports liquids and foods from the throat to the stomach). Normally, the lower esophageal sphincter acts like a trap door, allowing food down into the stomach. When it becomes too relaxed it allows acid to back up into the esophagus, causing an uncomfortable sensation in the lower chest or throat.
Sources: U.S. National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003114.htm
Active ingredients (in each 10 mL): Aluminum hydroxide (equiv. to dried gel, USP) 800 mg, an antacid; magnesium hydroxide 800 mg, an antacid; and simethicone 80 mg, an antigas.
Inactive ingredients: butylparaben, flavor, hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose and carboxymethylcellulose sodium, potassium citrate, propylparaben, purified water, simethicone emulsion, sorbitol, sorbitol solution.