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Most Popular Over the Counter Heartburn Medications

When you are suffering from heartburn, the main thing that you want is relief from this disease and visit the local pharma-shop to get medications so that you can get some relief. 

You can also follow prescribed heartburn medication via so as to get better treatment for your problem.

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Tums, Maalox, Alka-Seltzer are the drugs that work to neutralize the stomach acid. They are inexpensive and provide relatively quick relief. Some medications such as Tums even contain calcium which is good for your bones. Be aware that to absorb calcium there is a need for the right amount of vitamin D in your body that are not included in this drug. 

Tagamet, Zantac, Mylanta, and Pepcid are called H2 blockers. As you guessed, they act by blocking the ability of your body to the acid product. This, of course, stops the pain that is caused when acid backs up into the esophagus and burning the delicate tissues. If you choose one of these types of medications, make sure to consult with your doctor to make sure that they do not create any conflict with other medicines that you take. 

Most of these drugs against stomach-burns have warnings message on their labels that you are not allowed to use them for more than 14 days. Some of them can cause stomach upset and diarrhea. Your doctor can prescribe them for continuous use and reassure you that it's ok.