Antacids and Alignates |
Antacids are usually available without a doctor's prescription, and relieve the symptoms of acid indigestion and heartburn (dyspepsia).
The usual ingredients of antacids, magnesium, or aluminum and works by neutralizing the acid produced in the stomach and that is why indigestion and acid reflux. This group often contain sodium alginate which forms a protective layer on the lining of the esophagus and stomach.
Proton pump inhibitors
Proton pump inhibitors are drugs that stop the system in the stomach called the proton pump. This is a system that produces acid in the stomach, and leak into the esophagus, which causes acid reflux.
These drugs are taken in the form of tablets or capsules, to weaken the form of powder in water or by injection, is used to treat gastric ulcer syndrome and a rare condition called Zollinger Ellison, and acid reflux.
It is well known omeprazole and lansoprazole varieties of this particular type of medication even if there were several other people.
Side effects are rare but may include diarrhea or constipation, stomach pain, and wind energy, drowsiness, dizziness and headache. In exceptional cases, can lead to a severe allergic reaction. And my personal experience with omeprazole severe increase in blood pressure and severe headaches. However, replacement of omeprazole with the sort ranitidine, medicines to lower blood pressure for a few weeks to this problem.
H2 receptor antagonists
This group of drugs works by binding to and blocking in the H2-receptor cells of the stomach which, when stimulated by histamine and chemical production generates a natural acid.
Ranitidine is best known for this group of drugs, and others being nizatidine, famotidine and cimetidine.
Side effects are rare, but can be viewed as, diarrhea, dizziness, headache and fatigue. According to reports of hair loss by the makers of cimetidine and nizatidine, and sweating.
The use of both proton pump inhibitors and H2-receptor along with antibiotics to get rid of Helicobacter pylori infection, which can cause stomach ulcers and duodenitis.
Warning: If heartburn symptoms persist, consult your doctor. Can be a sign of something much more serious than indigestion. Did not get into in the course of medication without consulting your doctor. Never take medications prescribed for someone else.
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