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32B March/April 2021 Tablets & Capsules R The use of alginates in anti-reflux suspensions Sabine Wetzel JRS Pharma excipients This article discusses the effectiveness of alginates, which are naturally occurring salts found in brown algae, for use in anti-reflux formulations. eflux of gastric acid into the esophagus is a common problem that may lead to heartburn, symptoms of which can include a sour or bitter taste in the back of the throat and mouth and a burning pain in the esophagus that can radiate into the chest, reminiscent of a cardiac event [1]. In chronic cases, reflux can lead to more severe conditions, such as the gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which affects up to 30 percent of adults in the western world [2]. Long-term reflux of gastric juice can damage the mucous

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