Customers looking to self-treat an upset stomach want an over-the-counter product that works . . . and works fast, pharmacists say.
Generally, pharmacists say double-strength and fast-acting liquids fill the bill. One notable exception concerns women customers, for whom many pharmacists recommend calcium-containing antacid tablets.
Pharmacists' recommendations may soon shift dramatically, however. Hovering over the entire OTC category of antacids is the possibility that low-do