Heartburn, Again and Again
Like everyone else, you have foods that you really enjoy. And unfortunately, some of the foods you love are heartburn triggers. Nevertheless, you eat them, and when heartburn occurs, you treat it with antacids. You eat again, and again you experience heartburn, and again you reach for the antacids. There’s another way to treat your frequent heartburn.
Don’t Get Heartburn in the First Place*
Prilosec OTC can help treat frequent heartburn by blocking the acid, so you don’t get heartburn in the first place. When you eat, millions of tiny pumps in your stomach produce acid to break down food; heartburn can occur if excess acid refluxes into your esophagus. A proton pump inhibitor such as Prilosec OTC turns off many of these pumps before they start producing acid. So, you don’t have to keep taking antacids to react to heartburn or give up your favorite foods to avoid heartburn.