Antacids for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
How Well It Works
Antacids do not work the same for everyone. For people who have occasional, mild to moderate heartburn, antacids may work very well. For people who have severe GERD, antacids alone are unlikely to help.
If you want to take medicine only when your symptoms bother you, antacids are a good choice. They relieve symptoms quickly. A single dose of antacid often relieves heartburn for about an hour.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 10, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Peter J. Kahrilas, MD - Gastroenterology