Antacid Medications are generally the first line of defense a physician will recommend when a patient presents with acid reflux symptoms. Antacids neutralize digestive acids when they enter the esophagus. They are best used alone for the relief of occasional bouts of heartburn. Persistent heartburn should be addressed by a physician.
The treatment of acid reflux can be complicated and frustrating for many patients. When treatments based on lifestyle and dietary changes fail many patients require medications to deal with their disease. Until recently most of these treatments required a trip to see a physician and a prescription. Medications like Zantac, Prilosec, and…