Heartburn Treatment

Acid reflux can be aggravated by many different things, including lifestyle, medication, diet , pregnancy , weight gain, and certain medical conditions. This medicine is a white light brown, oblong, capsule imprinted with “OME 40” and “OME 40”. As you read the list displayed in the graphic below, you’ll notice that a few medications come in both OTC and prescription form. Prilosec , to use one example, is available with a prescription because Prilosec OTC isn’t meant to be taken for longer than two weeks without a doctor’s supervision. While the active ingredients are the same in the OTC and prescription versions of all the drugs listed, the dose might be different. OTC medications also tend to be cheaper than prescription.

Pantoprazole may cause new or worsening symptoms of lupus. Tell your doctor if you have joint pain and a skin rash on your cheeks or arms that worsens in sunlight. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. However, similar drugs pass into breast milk. The effects on a nursing infant are unknown. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. Nexium ( esomeprazole magnesium ) is a proton pump inhibitor that decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. This medicine is a dark green blue-green, oblong, capsule imprinted with “MYLAN 6150” and “MYLAN 6150”.

Stop suffering heartburn symptoms at night. Get relief with these food, drink, and lifestyle tips. Some products need stomach acid so that the body can absorb them properly. Esomeprazole decreases stomach acid, so it may change how well these products work. Some affected products include atazanavir , erlotinib , nelfinavir, pazopanib, rilpivirine, certain azole antifungals ( itraconazole , ketoconazole , posaconazole), among others. Omeprazole is used to treat certain stomach and esophagus problems (such as acid reflux , ulcers). It works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach makes. It relieves symptoms such as heartburn , difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough This medication helps heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, helps prevent ulcers, and may help prevent cancer of the esophagus. Omeprazole belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).

To find out which medicine is right for you, talk to your family doctor. They can tell you about the benefits and risks. Antacids and acid reducers rarely cause side effects. If they do, the side effects usually are minor and go away on their own. These may include headaches, like this nausea, constipation, or diarrhea. In Canada – Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345. This medicine is a gray lavender, oblong, capsule imprinted with “OMEPRAZOLE 20mg” and “R158”.

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