H2 Histamine Blockers hinder acid production by blocking or antagonizing the actions of histamine, a chemical found in the body that encourages acid secretion in the stomach. Generally, they take about 30 to 90 minutes to take effect, but the benefits will last many hours afterward. They are usually taken at bedtime and are available over the counter.
Dr. Todd Eisner answers some questions readers have posted in the last few weeks. Find new information on natural remedies for heartburn, common reactions to GERD drugs and what coughing up blood could really mean. 1. Hi, I'm 25 years old & have recently been diagnosed with acid reflux. I've been put on omeprazole, which in my…