By: Elena Grace Flores
Heartburn can be treated as well as prevent it. Remedies of this condition decrease the acid content in the stomach pay it be for cure or prevention. It’s just a matter of dealing with the symptoms o the chosen medicine to address a specific symptom.
Antacids work to neutralize stomach acid and can be used to treat heartburn that has already started. Examples include Tums® or Titralac™. Antacid begin to take effect within five to 15 minutes and can last provide relief for up to three hours. Click here to see direct source: a href=”http://www.drugstore.com/choosing-an-over-the-counter-heartburn-medicine/qxc295161″>http://www.drugstore.com/choosing-an-over-the-counter-heartburn-medicine/qxc295161
According to drugstore.com: To help stop heartburn from happening, choose from the class of medicines known as H2-blockers. Examples include ranitidine (brand name Zantac®), famotidine (Pepcid® AC) and cimetidine (Tagamet® HB 200®). You can take these medicines at bedtime or 30 minutes before a meal. H2-blockers can prevent heartburn for four to eight hours following a dose.The proton pump inhibitor (PPI) omeprazole (Prilosec OTC®) is available over-the-counter. This type of drug can be used when H2-blockers do not work. If you are taking other medicines, read product labels and talk to your doctor or pharmacist to prevent a drug interaction. For example, some antibiotics are not effective if they are taken with antacids. See a doctor if your heartburn doesn’t go away within two weeks, gets worse, or is accompanied by other symptoms.