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Heartburn (cont.)

Heartburn OTC and Prescription Medications

Patient Comments

Common OTC antacids such as Rolaids, Tums or Maalox are effective for some individuals; others may need H2 receptor antagonists such as:

  • ranitidine (Taladine, Zantac, Zantac 150, Zantac 300, Zantac 75, Zantac EFFERdose),
  • cimetidine (Tagamet, Tagament HB),
  • famotidine (Heartburn Relief, Leader Acid Reducer, Pepcid, Pepcid AC, Pepcid AC Maximum Strength), or
  • nizatidine (Axid, Axid AR, Axid Pulvules).

Other people may do well with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as:

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Heartburn - Causes

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Heartburn - Foods to Avoid

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Heartburn - Home Remedies

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Heartburn - Medications

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Heartburn - Surgery

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