Medications can either be your best friend or a big nuisance when you suffer from heartburn. While antacids (Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids and Tums) provide immediate relief for acid reflux, there are several common medications you might take for other health ailments that can aggravate heartburn issues in a major way. Each person responds to medications differently, but trial and error can help you find which medication works best for your medical needs while also limiting heartburn symptoms. Here is some information to determine if your medication could be causing you more pain.|
Many medications contribute to heartburn discomfort by relaxing the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) and allowing stomach acids to re-enter and irritate the esophagus. Examples of these medications include:
Article created on: 3/24/2013
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