What is Heartburn?

Heartburn is usually associated with GERD. It occurs when stomach acid is regurgitated and causes a painful burning sensation from the chest up to the throat. Causes of heartburn can vary. Causes may be types of foods eaten or certain medical conditions.

Treatments for heartburn include drinking plenty of water, taking over-the-counter antacids, and taking prescription medication. Common drug classes used to treat heartburn are aluminum complexes, dopamine receptor antagonists, histamine-2 antagonists, and proton pump inhibitors.

Savings Tips for Heartburn

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    July 27, 2016

    Do your ears feel like they’re under water, or plugged? Often related to allergies or upper respiratory infection, eustachian tube dysfunction is a common cause of congested ears and brings many of you to the doctor. While you are waiting to get an appointment, there are some good non-prescription options you can start off with.

    So what’s happening, why and what can you do about it?

    Why do my ears feel like I’m under water?

    The eustachian tube runs from the middle ear, the air filled chamber, to the back of your nose. See More

  • What to Do About Holiday Heartburn

    December 09, 2015

    Many of you have holiday parties and family get-togethers before the end of the year—which means plenty of delicious food and desserts that can tempt even the most health-conscious.

    Unfortunately, eating different foods (or more than usual) may not always agree with your stomach. Upset stomach, indigestion, and heartburn are all common issues—especially around this time of year.

    To feel your best this holiday season, know what can help or hurt when it comes to heartburn and indigestion. See More

  • Is Nexium the Best Medication for My Stomach Issues?

    May 12, 2015

    Nexium (esomeprazole) certainly wins when it comes to marketing. While it is still available by prescription as Nexium 40 mg daily, there is now a generic esomeprazole and an over the counter form (Nexium 24HR) which is 22.3 mg. Yet somehow, Nexium is still the fourth best selling brand name prescription drug in the United States. Why is that? Well, purple does well with audiences which is why drug companies market their drugs in purple packaging . See More

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Popular Heartburn Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Proton Pump Inhibitors 9 See Prices
Histamine-2 Antagonists 9 See Prices
Proton Pump Inhibitors 10 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Heartburn Drug Classes

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