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What are the best medications for heartburn?

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Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Family Medicine
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In brief: Heartburn

Many otc options are available including zantac, (ranitidine) tagamet and Pepcid along with Prilosec otc and prevacid.
If these do not work, you should see your pcp to have the heartburn evaluated more thoroughly.

In brief: Heartburn

Many otc options are available including zantac, (ranitidine) tagamet and Pepcid along with Prilosec otc and prevacid.
If these do not work, you should see your pcp to have the heartburn evaluated more thoroughly.
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Heartburn

Medications such as antacids, Proton pump inhibitors or H-2- receptor antagonists may help.
In the meantime > elevate head of bed, avoid tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoid meals late at night, wait at least 3 hrs after a meal to lie down, eat smaller meals, maintain a healthy body weight, avoid smoking, avoid alcohol, coffee, tea, caffeine & carbonated beverages. Try acupuncture,

In brief: Heartburn

Medications such as antacids, Proton pump inhibitors or H-2- receptor antagonists may help.
In the meantime > elevate head of bed, avoid tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoid meals late at night, wait at least 3 hrs after a meal to lie down, eat smaller meals, maintain a healthy body weight, avoid smoking, avoid alcohol, coffee, tea, caffeine & carbonated beverages. Try acupuncture,
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation exercises. See if specific foods are triggers such as chocolate, corn, fried foods, dairy, fatty food, potato chips, creamy or oily dressings, marbled sirloin, high fat bakery items, raw onions, tomatoes, potatoes, spearmint, & peppermint. Orange, cranberry or grapefruit juice & lemons or lemonade can be problematic. See if any specific spices bother you.
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