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H2RAH2-Receptor Antagonist
H2RAHistamine type-2 receptor antagonist (stomach acid)
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Most patients have already tried these measures before they seek physician advice for their heartburn; only about 25% of GERD patients will be able to control symptoms this way Many patients will need treatment with a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) or a histamine type-2 receptor antagonist in prescription strength.
Over-the-counter antacids and histamine type-2 receptor antagonists like famotidine are useful, especially when taken before an activity that may promote symptoms, such as a heavy meal or exercise.