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Gas-X vs. Antacids – What’s the Difference?

Antacids and Gas-X are not the same and they treat different symptoms. If you’re unsure which to take, learn more here about how they are different.

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How Do They Compare?

There are distinct differences between the type of relief provided between Gas-X and antacids:

Benefit Gas-x Antacids*
Designed to relieve symptoms of gas    
Relieves pressure    
Relieves bloating    
Relieves discomfort    
#1 OTC brand for gas relief    
Tastes good    
Relieves heartburn    

If you are pregnant, plan on becoming pregnant, or nursing, consult your physician before taking any medication.¹

*Traditional Antacids

Frequently Asked Questions

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers. Check out our  FAQs page.

  • Is Gas-X an antacid?

    No. While some symptoms of gas can mimic heartburn - like discomfort after eating - antacids don’t relieve gas. They have a different active ingredient (example: calcium carbonate) that neutralizes the stomach acids coming into contact with your esophagus, rather than the buildup of gas in your digestive tract. The active ingredient in Gas-X is ‘simethicone’ and it helps break up gas bubbles in your stomach and intestines. Once this trapped gas is broken down, your body can then deal with the gas naturally.

  • What is the active ingredient in Gas-X?

    The active ingredient in Gas-X is simethicone. Simethicone is the #1 doctor-recommended OTC ingredient for fast gas relief – it helps break up gas bubbles in your stomach and intestines. Once this trapped gas is broken down, your body can then get rid of the gas naturally.

  • What symptoms is Gas-X indicated for?

    Gas-X relieves the pressure, abdominal bloating, and discomfort commonly referred to as gas.

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Ingredients

Learn more about the active ingredients in Gas-X and why it works best to relieve your symptoms.

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