Upset stomach, also called indigestion or dyspepsia, is an uncomfortable sensation, pain or burning felt in the upper region of abdomen. Acid regurgitation or acid reflux, bloating, heartburn, gaseous distension, acidic taste, diarrhoea or constipation, decreased appetite and nausea are common signs and symptoms of upset stomach. Gastrointestinal infections or diseases can cause upset stomach.
Upset stomach treatment includes antacids, H2-recpetor antagonist, proton pump inhibitors or antibiotics. Antacids such as Alka-Seltzer and Rolaids are available over the counter, and they are the first medicines prescribed by the doctor. Other commonly advised antacids are Aciphex, Nexium, Zantac, Pepcid and Prilosec. You can buy antacids and other acid reducing medications through Pharmacy Outlet.