A rare person can boast that he does not know the symptoms of heartburn. This unpleasant sensation returns again and again, after each meal, and forces those who suffer from them to look for the most effective means to "put out the fire" inside.
We decided to help you a little in the search and made up the top 8 most effective drugs for heartburn.
Presented drugs are divided into two groups:
antacids (reducing acidity) are drugs such as
and antisecretory (inhibiting the formation of gastric juice) means - in our rating it is
If heartburn is a temporary phenomenon (for example, during pregnancy), or it sometimes occurs — if you have eaten too much sour or salty — then it is quite enough to use antacids in case of unpleasant symptoms.
But if heartburn occurs regularly, it may be associated with common diseases of the body, serve as a symptom of peptic ulcer, gastritis, problems with the gallbladder and pancreas, and also be one of the signs of a number of other serious diseases. Do not postpone the visit to the doctor! AND only after diagnosis should be taken antisecretory drugs, along with other drugs prescribed by a doctor.
Some drugs have such a wonderful property as a protective, that is protective. They envelop the walls of the stomach, protecting the mucous membrane from the effects of gastric juice and the aggressive components of the drug itself. As a result, the risk of erosion and ulceration is reduced.
The article contains drugs that have adsorbing (absorbing excess gastric juice), antispasmodic (eliminating pain from spasms in the epigastric region) and local anesthetic (local anesthetic) properties. They are the most preferred to use, as they quickly eliminate unpleasant symptoms.
So, here is our gorgeous eight.
Top 8 Heartburn Aids
1st place - “Gaviscon”
The best and reliable protection of the stomach and esophagus from heartburn
average cost this drug - 120 rubles.
It is prescribed for a feeling of heaviness in the stomach after eating, heartburn and belching.
In the ranking of the best drugs for heartburn, Gaviscon was due to its protective effect on the cells of the esophagus, the duration of the therapeutic effect, a small number of contraindications, the possibility of use in pregnant women. It is used in the form of a suspension, which facilitates the reception of weak people and children.
This medicine belongs to the group of alginates - drugs that have a protective effect. It consists of sodium alginate, sodium bicarbonate and calcium carbonate. Suspension of the drug, upon contact with gastric contents, forms a peculiar gel-like mass. During the reflux of the stomach contents back into the esophagus, this mass envelops the esophageal mucosa and protects it from the action of hydrochloric acid, thereby preventing heartburn. The duration of the drug - 4 hours.
Rating: 9.8 out of 10. According to the largest research center “Romir”, Gaviscon is the best drug according to the majority of surveyed doctors - gastroenterologists.
2nd place in the ranking of the best remedies for heartburn is "Iberogast"
A natural and selfless defender, but not much available ...
average cost makes 400 rubles.
The drug helps with the sensation of heaviness in the area of epigastria, stomach and intestinal spasms, constipation and flatulence.
Iberogast can be used in any age category, starting with three months children. Indications for its use are frequent cases of heartburn. There are practically no contraindications, except for individual intolerance to the drug and its individual components.
Complex preparation of plant origin, is available in the form of drops. It includes the majority of medicinal herbs, such as mint, lemon balm, iberian, celandine, licorice. Its action is based on the protection of the gastric mucosa and esophagus from the effects of aggressive gastric juice, a decrease in the acidity of hydrochloric acid, an antispasmodic effect, and a tonic effect on the esophageal sphincters (weakness of the esophageal sphincter is the main cause of heartburn).
The therapeutic effect develops within a few hours. Duration of action - 5-6 hours.
Rating: 9.7 out of 10, because by virtue of the content of ethyl alcohol is not considered completely safe.
3rd place - "Renny"
Speed, reliability, efficiency in relieving heartburn
Its average price is about 100 rubles, which makes it available to almost any segment of the population.
This is a medicine for quick relief of heartburn symptoms.
The speed of development of the effect, the stimulation of the natural physiological barrier, harmless to the stomach, the possibility of using during pregnancy and lactation are all those qualities that allowed Rennie to become one of the leaders of our rating.
The preparation contains calcium and magnesium carbonates. When they come in contact with gastric juice, they neutralize the hydrochloric acid contained in it to form soluble calcium and magnesium salts, which are then excreted by the kidneys. Magnesium also stimulates the physiological protection of the stomach - enhances the secretion of mucus that covers gastrocytes.
The effect of the drug is developing rapidly, which makes it possible to call Renny the ambulance of the esophagus and stomach.
Rating: 9.5 out of 10. Up to dozens of Rennies do not reach because of prolonged use in patients with kidney disease may cause complications.
4 place - “Almagel”
Hurry up ... he will help you quickly!
Estimated price from 50 to 130 rubles.
The drug is used in attacks of heartburn as a means to quickly relieve symptoms.
Its advantage lies in the fact that one of the active substances in its composition is simethicone. Simethicone is completely harmless and does not “allow” bloating to attack you. It acts as a defoamer, passes through the entire intestine and is completely eliminated from the body.
Almagel has an adsorbing, local anesthetic and enveloping effect, which significantly reduces the negative impact on the walls of the stomach. The suspension forms a protective film on the walls of the stomach, evenly distributing active substances to them. For this reason, Algeglia intake is not accompanied by gas formation and a feeling of heaviness in the epigastric region.
The effect of taking the drug comes quickly - in less than 10 minutes, and lasts more than one hour.
Rating: 9.4 out of 10 (Why not "10": there is a significant drawback - the drug contributes to the removal of phosphorus from the body, and with long-term administration of Almagel, drugs with phosphorus content are additionally prescribed to the patient).
5 place among the best drugs for heartburn is "Gastratsid"
Fast and reliable, but over time losing skill ...
average cost - 60-120 rubles.
Gastratsid prescribed for peptic ulcer, gastritis and duodenitis, accompanied by heartburn.
Gastracid gets into the rating of first aid for heartburn due to its property of rapid relief of pain, as well as the protection of the mucous membranes of the esophagus and stomach.
This drug belongs to the group of antacids. It consists of magnesium and aluminum hydroxides. This drug helps to reduce the acidity of gastric juice, which begins to affect the mucous membrane of the esophagus when it is refluxed, and also has an enveloping effect on the walls of the organs, protecting them from the effects of components of the gastric juice. The effect develops quickly - in about 10-15 minutes, which makes this drug an “emergency tool”
Applied with frequent signs of GERD, as well as for relief of painful attack with gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, as this drug is able to reduce the feeling of pain in a short time.
Rating: 9.2 out of 10. At present, after the conducted research, the global use of antacids was abandoned due to the fact that their long-term administration could hide the signs of bleeding from the stomach, as well as reduce the concentration of phosphorus ions.
6th place - “Maalox”
Caring and reliable, as well as many affordable ...
Drug cost ranges from 80 to 120 rubles.
This medicine is effective for eliminating heartburn during exacerbation of gastric and duodenal ulcers.
Among the best Maalox is due to the property of a long stay in the stomach, pronounced protective properties.
Combined drug from the group of antacids. It consists of magnesium hydroxide and algedrate.
When used, it has an antacid effect (reduces the aggressiveness of hydrochloric acid by neutralization), as well as a protective one (by enveloping sections of the gastric mucosa and esophagus). Used after 1-2 hours after meals. It is in the stomach for about an hour, which contributes to the protection of the stomach walls, as well as the walls of the esophagus (with reflux).
With a long reception, it is necessary to supplement the diet with phosphorus preparations.
Rating: 9.1 out of 10. The disadvantage of the drug is that in older people it can provoke Alzheimer's disease or exacerbation of diseases of the joints.
7th place - “Orthanol” - a good antisecretory remedy for heartburn
It helps slowly but surely ...
Drug cost is within 100 rubles.
The drug is prescribed to eliminate the symptoms of heartburn in the presence of ulcers, as well as the prevention of peptic ulcer disease.
Orthanol helps reduce the aggressive action of gastric juice on the mucous membrane, which contributes to less damage to the esophagus.
This drug belongs to the so-called "antisecretory" tablets. It contains about 20 mg of omeprazole, a drug often used in the treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers. Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor - reduces the concentration of hydrogen protons and prevents them from forming compounds with chlorine ions (as a result of which hydrochloric acid is not formed).
The drug is indicated for frequent cases of heartburn (if heartburn appears less than 2-3 times a week, it is better to give preference to antacids), an existing stomach ulcer, hyperacid gastritis. The effect develops within an hour and reaches a maximum after 2 hours.
Rating: 9.0 out of 10. According to leading experts, this drug should be administered primarily in case of frequent cases of heartburn, however, the possible side effects and the fact that this drug is not suitable for everyone, reduces the frequency of its use.
8th place in the ranking of the best medicine for heartburn
takes time-tested "Ranitidine"
He tries to help, but sometimes harms more ...
The drug can be found in several analogues - depending on the manufacturer. Russian ranitidine is more common, and price of it ranges from 10 to 35 rubles. Foreign analogues - gistak and zastak Respectively cost 40-55 and 210-230 rubles.
The drug suppresses the symptom of burning in the esophagus, caused by the presence of ulcers of different origin and localization and prevents bleeding.
Ranitidine also belongs to the “antisecretory” group. Its action is directed to antihistamine receptors (Ranitidine blocks histamine H2 receptors, which is a stimulator of gastric secretion). The effect develops within an hour.
Effective with long-term use, helps to cure other diseases of the stomach.
Rating: 8.8 out of 10. Ranitidine closes our rating for the reason that it has a long list of contraindications, side effects, and is only allowed for use by adults.
What is the best medicine for heartburn?
In conclusion, I would like to say that choosing one, the best medicine for heartburn is quite difficult. Our rating indicates the presence of positive and negative properties of drugs, but which one is right for you? This question can be answered only by a qualified specialist.
If you suffer from heartburn, do not postpone the visit to the doctor indefinitely! Remember that any disease is easier and more successful to be treated in the early stages of its manifestation.
Take care of yourself and be healthy!