Friday, October 2, 2015

Any Cheaper Alternative To Heartburn Prescription Drug?

If you have heartburn and consult with your doctor, ranitidine will be prescribed. It is a histamine H2-receptor antagonist, which prevents the production of stomach acid.

If you want to avoid costly prescription drugs, what are your alternatives?

Gaviscon is a cheap treatment for heartburn. It contains sodium alginate, a bicarbonate and calcium carbonate. They reduce stomach acid by creating a layer on the stomach contents and around the gullet (esophagus). This way, the acid cannot regurgitate from the stomach.

You may find the generic version of ranitidine over-the-counter which costs lower than the prescribed ones. Just ask your pharmacist. You can save a lot if you are using it on a long-term basis.

If you are looking for an immediate relief of heartburn, try natural remedies like ginger and aloe vera juice.

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