A 23-year-old female asked:
Is it ok 2 take brand namezantac,on a daily basis? i mighthave acid refluxand have no health insurance to see doctor.is omeprazole/prilosec better?
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Dr. Jeffrey Eisenberganswered
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Antacids short term: Reflux occurs when stomach contents go backwards through the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Antacids help mute the discomfort associated with this reflux but should only be used short term. Your stomach ph needs to be acidic to allow proper digestion and absorption of nutrients. The best treatment long term is to reduce the intake of sugars/carbohydrates that convert to hydrogen gas, hence refl
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