Heartburn/GERD and H2 Blockers
Effect of H2 Blockers on Heartburn/GERD
H2 blockers reduce acid production by blocking a specific histamine receptor. Histamine has several effects. In the stomach, histamine stimulates acid production. When the stomach juice is less acidic, it becomes less irritating to the esophagus. This helps relieve GERD symptoms and allows the esophagus to heal. H2 blockers are available in prescription and non-prescription forms.
Effect of Famotidine on Heartburn/GERD
Famotidine works by reducing the acid production in the stomach. It relieves heartburn that occurs with acid indigestion. Famotidine is used to treat GERD, ulcers in the stomach and intestine, and...
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Effect of Ranitidine on Heartburn/GERD
Ranitidine works by blocking the action of histamine in the stomach. This decreases the amount of acid the stomach produces, which helps to relieve symptoms of heartburn, acid indigestion, and sour...
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