Gastrointestinal disorders

Heartburn

(Acid reflux)

  • Also known as
  • Acid indigestion

About Heartburn

Heartburn is a painful burning feeling in your chest or throat. It happens when stomach acid backs up into your esophagus, the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach.

If you have heartburn more than twice a week, you may have GERD. But you can have GERD without having heartburn.

Pregnancy, certain foods, alcohol, and some medications can bring on heartburn. Treating heartburn is important because over time reflux can damage the esophagus.

Over-the-counter medicines may help. If the heartburn continues, you may need prescription medicines or surgery.

If you have other symptoms such as crushing chest pain, it could be a heart attack. Get help immediately.

Top Medications for Heartburn according to our users

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All Medications for Heartburn

Antacid

Medication side effects for Heartburn

These are some of the most common side effects from clinical trials for abdominal pain.

  • Prevacid: 2%
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At this end, no one is expected to have abdominal pain

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At this end, almost everyone is expected to have abdominal pain

Tips, success stories, and coping strategies for Heartburn

What tip would you give someone like me who was just diagnosed?
  • eat small amount each time and eat multiple times during a day
What’s your best coping strategy?
  • i take priosec every 3rd day and if i have a problem in between i take a zantac.
Besides medications, what else has worked for you?

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