Heartburn, also known as gastric reflux or indigestion, happens after you eat and food is in your stomach. In the stomach, food is broken down by acids. Usually these acids stay in your stomach because a valve blocks the acids from going up the esophagus. Sometimes this valve doesn't work properly because the muscle weakens. When this happens, gastric acids can travel up the esophagus and cause a burning sensation -- this is heartburn. When these acids travel up into the mouth and then down into the lungs, they can cause gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Symptoms of heartburn and GERD include:
irritating burning sensation in the chest or throat
middle back pain
bitter, acidic taste in the mouth
an increase in the burning sensation while lying down
Breast cancer treatments that can cause heartburn and GERD are:
Tykerb (chemical name: lapatinib), a targeted therapy
Bisphosphonates, medicines that are used to protect bones during breast cancer treat...
Generic Name: FAMOTIDINE - ORAL Pronounced: (fam-OH-tih-dine) Heartburn Prevention Oral Uses
Famotidine is known as an H2 histamine blocker. It works
by reducing the amount of acid in your stomach. It is used to prevent and treat
heartburn and other symptoms caused by too much acid in the stomach (acid
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How To Use Heartburn Prevention Oral
To treat heartburn and acid indigestion, take 1 tablet or
capsule with a glass of water as needed, unless otherwise directed by your
doctor. Swallow the tablets and capsules whole without chewing. If you are
using the chewable tablets, chew completely and swallow one tablet as needed.
Do not swallow whole. Famotidine can be...
Generic Name: CIMETIDINE - ORAL Pronounced: (sye-MET-uh-deen) Heartburn Oral Uses
Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers of the stomach and
intestines and prevent them from returning after treatment. This medication is
also used to treat and prevent certain stomach and throat (esophagus) problems
caused by too much stomach acid (e.g., Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, erosive
esophagitis) or a backward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus
(gastroesophageal reflux disease-GERD).
Ranitidine is known as an H2 histamine blocker. It works
by reducing the amount of acid in your stomach. This helps heal and prevent
ulcers and improves symptoms such as heartburn and stomach
This medication is also available without a prescription.
It is used to prevent and treat heartburn and other symptoms caused by too much
acid in the stomach (acid indigestion). If you are taking this medication for
self-treatment, it is important to read the manufact...
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