Heartburn Topic Guide

Heartburn 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. An excessive flow of gastric contents going into the esophagus causes heartburn. Prescription and OTC heartburn medicine, home remedies, and treatments can relieve and get rid of heartburn with lifestyle changes. Heartburn during pregnancy is especially troublesome for women during the second and third trimesters.

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Heartburn Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

esomeprazole and naproxen Esomeprazole And Naproxen

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Esomeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor...learn more »

esomeprazole Esomeprazole

Esomeprazole is used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid such as Zollinger-Elli...learn more »

famotidine, calcium, and magnesium Famotidine, Calcium, And Magnesium

Famotidine is a histamine-2 blocker that decreases the amount of acid the stomach produces. Calcium and magnesium are naturally occurring minerals that neut...learn more »

pantoprazole Pantoprazole

Pantoprazole is used to treat erosive esophagitis (damage to the esophagus from stomach acid caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD) in adults an...learn more »

rabeprazole Rabeprazole

Rabeprazole is used short-term to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in adults and children who are at least 1 year old...learn more »

lansoprazole Lansoprazole

Lansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that is used to treat and prevent stomach and intestinal ulcers, erosive esophagitis (damage to the esophagus from st...learn more »

calcium carbonate Calcium Carbonate

Calcium is a mineral that is found naturally in foods. Calcium is necessary for many normal functions of the body, especially bone formation and maintenance....learn more »

omeprazole Omeprazole

Omeprazole is used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions caused by excess stomach acid. Omeprazole is also used t...learn more »

nizatidine Nizatidine

Nizatidine is a histamine-2 blocker that works by decreasing the amount of acid produced by the stomach...learn more »

famotidine Famotidine

Famotidine is used to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and intestines. It also treats conditions in which the stomach produces too much acid, such as ...learn more »

cimetidine Cimetidine

Cimetidine is a stomach acid reducer that is used to treat and prevent certain types of stomach ulcer. Cimetidine is also used to treat gastroesophageal ref...learn more »

ranitidine Ranitidine

Ranitidine is a histamine-2 blocker that reduces acid in the stomach...learn more »