What are some over-the-counter heartburn medications?

There are a variety of over-the-counter heartburn medications which include antacids, foaming agents, H2 blockers, proton pump inhibitors, and prokinetics. Before taking any of these medications, you should speak to your doctor about the risk for interactions with other medications or medical conditions. Lifestyle changes can also help treat heartburn. These include:

  • quitting smoking
  • avoiding tobacco and aggravating foods
  • eating small, frequent meals
  • wearing loose clothing
  • weight loss
  • not eating three hours before bed
  • using extra pillow at night

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