Antacids neutralize acids in the stomach, and are the drugs of choice for mild GERD symptoms. They may also stimulate the defensive systems in the stomach by increasing bicarbonate and mucus secretion. They are best used alone for relief of occasional and unpredictable episodes of heartburn. Many antacids are available without a prescription. The different brands all rely on various combinations of three basic ingredients: magnesium, calcium, or aluminum.
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On December 13th, The Baltimore Sun published an article called, "Reflux among babies often a misdiagnosis." The article's purpose was to... Read more »
Did you miss part I of this three part series? Read Jan's first post, "When your Child Has Reflux," first. When your toddler or child... Read more »
Jan Gambino is a freelance writer and mother of children with acid reflux disease.Jan holds a B.S. degree in Special Education and Elementary... Read more »