Pyrosis, cardialgia, acid indigestion (Eng.)
Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest, behind the chest bone. Heartburn is also a symptom of Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and is caused by acid reflux back into the esophagus.
Commonly Prescribed Drugs
- Antacids helps neutralize stomach acid. Drugs: sodium carbonate, calcium carbonate, aluminum-based antacids, aluminum-magnesium antacids.
- H2 blockers decrease the amount of acid released in the stomach. Drugs: ranitidine, famotidine, cimetidine
- Proton pump inhibitors are known for their potent and persistent or long-lasting effect in decreasing gastric acid secretion. Drugs: pantoprazole, omeprazole, rabeprazole, dexlansoprazole, esomeprazole, lansoprazole.