LIQUID RELIEF ORAL TREATMENTS
Similar to tablet forms of antacids, you can also find heartburn relief in liquid form. One option available to you is Rennie Liquid Heartburn Relief†. After consumption of 10-20ml of Liquid Heartburn relief, the treatment gets to work by forming a viscous gel raft that forms a protective layer over the top of your stomach contents. This helps to prevent excess stomach acid from rising out of your stomach and escaping up the oesophagus, helping to soothe the feeling of heartburn.
Acid blockers, also known as H2 blockers, are another form of heartburn relief. Acid blockers function by reducing the amount of acid that is created by your stomach and are often used to reduce acid reflux and relieve heartburn and indigestion.
Histamine, a chemical made naturally in the body, causes your stomach lining cells to produce more acid. H2 blockers work by blocking the stomach lining cells from responding to histamine, which reduces the amount of acid produced by the stomach and helps to prevent or relieve the symptoms of acid reflux, including heartburn.
Proton-pump inhibitors, or PPIs, are a type of medication which also aids in the management of stomach acid production. PPIs help to keep the stomach from producing more acid than it should be and have been shown to help manage the symptoms of heartburn and indigestion.
PPIs work by blocking your gastric proton pump, the way hydrogen ions (that form the acid) enter the stomach, as an effort to reduce stomach acid production.
WHICH IS RIGHT FOR ME?
There is no definitive answer when it comes to deciding which heartburn medicine is best for you, as the frequency and severity of your symptoms play a huge role in the decision-making process.
There are many different options available, including tablets and liquids, but the best course of action is to always ask your doctor for their opinion on which medicine is best for you.
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†Rennie Liquid Heartburn Relief oral suspension. Always read the label.