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Acid Reflux Remedies – the Medications to Use
An acid reflux occurs when the stomach contents flow back up into the esophagus that causes irritation in the lining of the esophagus. A person suffering from this condition is left with a burning sensation in their chest that is known as heartburn. With this, many doctors prescribe them the following medications to relieve them from this condition. Here are some of the most common medications prescribed by doctors:
• Antacids – this is a popular over-the-counter drug. Tums, Maalox, Rolaids and Mylanta are among the few that help neutralize the stomach acid. They have proven to give fast-acting relief in cases of acid reflux. There are also antacids that helps coat the stomach lining as well as the esophagus. You can ask your physician for medications like this.
• H2 Receptor Blockers – this helps by blocking H2 receptors that produces acid in the stomach. This is suggested to be taken 30 minutes before meals.
• Proton Pump Inhibitors or PPIs- this is the most common medication given to those who have acid reflux. They work by blocking acid production in the stomach. They also help in the healing of damaged esophageal tissues. This is recommended to people with severe acid reflux.
• Anti-gas or anti-flatulence – since acid reflux leaves patients the feeling of being bloated, these medications are given to relieve symptoms of bloating, pressure and gas in the digestive tract.
• Oral suspensions - this drug helps in treating heartburn and indigestion as well as ulcers in the throat, diarrhea and nausea.
For more information about the acid reflux remedies, consult your doctor. Do not take drugs that are not prescribed by your doctor to avoid complications.


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