heartburn medications

What Everybody Ought to Know About Heartburn Medications

15 Jul: What Everybody Ought to Know About Heartburn Medications

  In 2012, Nexium, the simple acid reflux drug, was the top-selling brand of prescription medication in the U.S. The sales for this drug totalled a whopping $6 billion. That’s a lot of money to treat heartburn. However, there are a number of other brands that beat the Nexium price and still offer relief from heartburn. Let’s take a look at what you need to know about heartburn medications. Upside to Heartburn Medications According to an analysis conducted by Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs, you have a number of options when it comes to treating heartburn. Just because doctors tend to automatically prescribe proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), such as Aciphex, Prilosec, Prilosec OTC, Prevacid, Prevacid 24hr, Zegerid and Zegerid OTC it doesn’t mean that’s…

FDA: Heartburn Medication and Bone Fractures Go Hand-in-Hand

18 Jun: FDA: Heartburn Medication and Bone Fractures Go Hand-in-Hand

Heartburn is a common problem that has plagued people for many decades. In the late 1980s, some popular heartburn medications started being prescribed, including Prevacid, Prilosec, and Nexium. These heartburn medications are known as Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) and they are so popular that 1 in 20 people take them. They work by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach to about 10% of normal stomach acid levels. These days, heartburn medications are available over-the-counter, and now that they have been around for such a long time, doctors are beginning to see some of the long-term effects of taking these medications. Osteoporosis, Heartburn Medication and Bone Fractures The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now put out a warning that PPIs…

06 Apr: What Medication Should You Use For Your Heartburn?

Heartburn or acid reflux is something that almost everyone has dealt with at one time or another and can be very discomforting, and to some, even debilitating. The good news is that now there are many different options and medications that can be used to treat heartburn or acid reflux. So many in fact, it may be a little overwhelming. One of the most common ways to treat stomach acid and relieve heartburn, acid reflux, upset stomach, or indigestion is to use a antacid. These are a great option for those who do not regularly suffer from acid reflux, and are looking for a quick way to neutralize an upset stomach. Antacids typically don’t have harsh side effects, and include…