What is Alka Seltzer?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Alka-Seltzer is a combination of aspirin, sodium bicarbonate, and citric acid, designed to treat pain and simultaneously neutralize excess stomach acid.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Heartburn 2 1
Nausea and vomiting 2 1
Stomach pain 2 1
Menstrual cramps 1 0
Nausea 1 0
Pain 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Alka Seltzer

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Alka Seltzer

Dosage Patients
2tablet(s) as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Alka Seltzer

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 1
See all 1 patient who’ve stopped taking Alka Seltzer

Duration

Currently taking Alka Seltzer

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Alka Seltzer

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Alka Seltzer.