Do you have heartburn all the time? Here, experts talk about the drugs that can help put out the fire and how to choose the one that will work best for you.
The American College of Gastroenterology says that up to 20% of Americans have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which is a chronic form of acid reflux. Almost everyone will experience heartburn, which is a sign of acid reflux, at some point.
There are some medicines that can help, like antacids, H2 blockers, and proton pump inhibitors, which can be bought without a prescription or with a doctor’s. If you have heartburn, here’s what you need to know about popular acid reflux drugs, like how they work, which one is best, what side effects to watch out for, and more. A gastroenterologist at the Medical Offices of Manhattan in New York City, Mejdi Ahmad, M.D., talks about some of the over-the-counter medicines that can help you. Read the article.