Comparative Evaluation of Antacid Suspensions in the Kenyan Market
Acid-neutralizing antacid products are widely used to alleviate the symptoms of excess gastric acidity, gastro-esophageal reflux disease and related disorders. Several commonly used antacid suspensions in the Kenyan market were evaluated for their sedimentation characteristics, redispersibility, pH values, flow properties and acid neutralization capacity values. There was considerable variation in the properties of the antacid suspensions. All products, however, had acid neutralization capacity values greater than 5 mEq/ 5 ml.