What is the best medication for indigestion?

What is the best medication for indigestion?

Over-the-counter antacids are generally the first choice. Other options include: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which can reduce stomach acid. PPIs may be recommended particularly if you experience heartburn along with indigestion.

What can I take for indigestion NZ?

Antacid brands include Mylanta, Eno, Quick Eze and Gaviscon. Medications that reduce the production of stomach acid: Known as H2-receptor blockers, e.g. ranitidine and cimetidine, these drugs are slower acting than antacids but provide longer term symptom relief.

What helps indigestion immediately?

Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) Baking soda can quickly neutralize stomach acid and relieve indigestion, bloating, and gas after eating. For this remedy, add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to 4 ounces of warm water and drink. Sodium bicarbonate is generally safe and nontoxic.

What over the counter medicine is good for acid indigestion?

Common OTC antacids include:

  • Alka-Seltzer.
  • Gelusil.
  • Maalox.
  • Mylanta.
  • Pepto-Bismol.
  • Rolaids.
  • Tums.

What’s the difference between heartburn and indigestion?

Heartburn is one type of indigestion. Heartburn and indigestion are often used interchangeably, but they’re actually different conditions. Indigestion is a general term that speaks to a wide range of digestive issues. Heartburn, on the other hand, occurs when stomach acid escapes into your esophagus.

Can you buy antacids over the counter?

Antacids are medicines that counteract (neutralise) the acid in your stomach to relieve indigestion and heartburn. They come as a liquid or chewable tablets and can be bought from pharmacies and shops without a prescription.

Is omeprazole good for indigestion?

Omeprazole reduces the amount of acid your stomach makes. It’s widely used to treat indigestion and heartburn, and acid reflux. It’s also taken to prevent and treat stomach ulcers.

Is Peptac as good as Gaviscon?

Yes, Acidex and Peptac are similar to Gaviscon. These medicines are reflux suppressants. They work in the same way as Gaviscon, by reducing acid in your stomach and preventing excess acid escaping into your food pipe. They generally work as well as Gaviscon and have similar side effects.

How common is indigestion in New Zealand?

Indigestion is common, affecting up to 40% (4 in 10) adults in New Zealand every year. It is often confused with heartburn. Heartburn is a burning feeling rising from the stomach into the chest and up towards the neck. Frequent heartburn is most commonly a symptom of reflux disease ( GORD ). Could it be heart attack?

What is the best treatment for indigestion?

For mild indigestion that happens now and again, antacids may be helpful in relieving the symptoms. These work by neutralising stomach acid. If your symptoms are causing ongoing pain and discomfort, see your doctor for a proper check. Treatment will depend on what is causing your indigestion:

What medications can I take for heartburn relief?

Medications that neutralize stomach acids: Known as antacids, these medications provide quick relief by reducing the amount of stomach acid but do not help to heal existing damage to your oesophagus or prevent future episodes of heartburn. Antacid brands include Mylanta, Eno, Quick Eze and Gaviscon.

What are the different types of medicines prescribed for acid reflux?

The type of medicine prescribed depends on how severe your symptoms are. These medicines from mildest to strongest are antacids (with or without alginates), H2-receptor blockers and proton pump inhibitors. Antacids neutralise stomach acids and provide rapid relief of symptoms especially if your condition is mild.


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