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What can I take for indigestion NZ?

What can I take for indigestion NZ?

Antacid brands include Mylanta, Eno, Quick Eze and Gaviscon. Medications that reduce the production of stomach acid: Known as H2-receptor blockers, e.g. ranitidine and cimetidine, these drugs are slower acting than antacids but provide longer term symptom relief.

What relieves severe indigestion?

Some of the most popular home remedies for an upset stomach and indigestion include:

  1. Drinking water.
  2. Avoiding lying down.
  3. Ginger.
  4. Mint.
  5. Taking a warm bath or using a heating bag.
  6. BRAT diet.
  7. Avoiding smoking and drinking alcohol.
  8. Avoiding difficult-to-digest foods.

What is the safest medicine for indigestion?

Best Overall: Prilosec OTC Delayed Release Acid Reducer Prilosec, or omeprazole, belongs in the proton pump inhibitor category of antacid drugs, which means it reduces the amount of food-digesting acid produced by the cells in your stomach lining.

What kind of Medicine DO YOU take for indigestion?

Treatment will depend on what is causing your indigestion: If you have a stomach ulcer or acid reflux, you may need to take an acid-blocking medicine such as ranitidine, famotidine or a proton pump inhibitor. If a bacterial infection is causing your symptoms, antibiotics will be prescribed.

Is it heartburn or indigestion in New Zealand?

Indigestion is common, affecting up to 40% (4 in 10) adults in New Zealand every year. It is often confused with heartburn. Heartburn is a burning feeling rising from the stomach into the chest and up towards the neck. Frequent heartburn is most commonly a symptom of reflux disease ( GORD ). Could it be heart attack?

What kind of medication do you take for heartburn?

There are three major categories of medications for treating heartburn: Antacids. These medications neutralise stomach acids. H2-receptor blockers. These medications reduce the production of stomach acid. Proton-pump inhibitors. These medications block stomach acid production and help to heal the oesophagus.

How are medications used to treat acid reflux?

Medications that block stomach acid production and help to heal the oesophagus: Known as proton-pump inhibitors, e.g. omeprazole and lansoprazole, these drugs block the production of acid in the stomach allowing time for the damaged oesophagus to heal.