Heartburn Topic Guide
Heartburn: Heartburn is a common problem for most people. In general, it is intermittent. Symptoms of heartburn include a burning feeling in the chest, discomfort in the throat, difficulty swallowing, chronic cough, and discomfort when lying down. Treatments, remedies, and relief for heartburn may be achieved with lifestyle changes, OTC, and prescription medications.
GERD and Heartburn Medications GERD and heartburn medications include antacids, histamine-2 blockers, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), coating drugs, and promotility drugs. Side effects, drug interactions, and patient information should be reviewed prior to taking any medication.