Ranitidine, which works by either neutralising acid or reducing the production of stomach acid, is available in a range of generic and brand name formulations.
Contamination with the chemical NDMA means long-term use of ranitidine may increase a person’s risk of cancer later in life.
Many people take heartburn medications for longer than they should.
Recent reports of dangerous side effects and even early death from heartburn medications have led some to question whether this is the right medication for them.
Why can’t babies easily keep their food down like we can?
Why do babies get reflux more than children and adults? Do any treatments work?
Acid busting PPIs may have some downsides.
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PPI drugs are widely used to suppress gastric acid, but they could come with some risk to our 100 trillion gut microbes.
Look for a warning on the box before you attempt to crush or chew tablets, or cut capsules open.
Some people are incapable of swallowing tablets because of physical or psychological reasons. What should they do when the doctor prescribes a drug that comes in tablet form?
Gastric reflux is brought on by spicy and acidic food and drink, alcohol and overeating.
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