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Alka-Seltzer

(ăl′kə-sĕlt′zər)
A trademark for an over-the-counter preparation containing aspirin and citric acid.
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Why it works: Alka Seltzer tablets fizz because they contain citric acid and sodium bicarbonate, which is the same as baking soda.
I recall one occasion when some idiot put an Alka Seltzer in somebody's pint.
(+1.1%) Market Dollar sales Dollar sales LEADING BRANDS ** share (000) % change Mucinex DM 5.9% $26,064 - 16.4% Mucinex 4.8% 21,394 - 17.1% Zyrtec 4.5% 20,045 - 6.5% Mucinex D 4.3% 19,127 - 10.5% Allegra 3.9% 17,392 -- Theraflu 3.8% 17,054 - 9.0% Claritin D 3.6% 16,181 - 7.7% Claritin 3.2% 14,291 - 4.2% Alka Seltzer Plus 3.2% 14,213 + 33.7% Zicam 2.3% 10.333 + 0.5% TOTAL UNIT SALES * 77.9 mil.
ALKA Seltzer isn't just great for settling your stomach after a hard night of partying.
Could Norton's effervescent sparkle be the Alka Seltzer our bad news hangover needs?
Other growth brands in the category include such well-known names as Bayer Consumer Health's Alka Seltzer Plus, Procter & Gamble Co.'s Vicks Nyquil and GlaxoSmithKline's Contac.
(+6.3%) Market Dollar sales Dollar sales LEADING BRANDS ** share (000 ) % change Mucinex DM 7.1% $31,193 +8.2% Mucinex 5.9% 25,782 4.5% Zyrtec 4.9% 21,448 +0.4% Mucinex D 4.9% 21,381 +12.0% Theraflu 4.3% 18,733 +15.8% Claritin D 4.0% 17,526 +0.4% Claritin 3.4% 14,878 +6.9% Benadryl 2.8% 12,205 8.0% Alka Seltzer Plus 2.4% 10,630 +23.2% Zicam 2.4% 10,280 +26.1% TOTAL UNIT SALES* 81 mil.
- Jennifer Haynes, Swindon TO clean stubborn stains from the bottom of vases or decanters, fill with water and add two Alka Seltzer tablets or one denture-cleaning tablet and leave overnight.
While others were reaching for the Alka Seltzer, they dived into another round of beer, champagne, vodka and a revolting pounds 3 cocktail of butterscotch schnapps with Baileys Irish Cream floated on top.