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Heartburn

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Heartburn, also known as pyrosis or acid indigestion is a burning sensation in the chest, just behind the Human sternum or...
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Common Heartburn treatments discussed around the web
Zantac 15,994 Gaviscon 14,272 Prilosec 10,332
451,658 conversations around the web about Heartburn to help you make a decision
451,658 conversations around the web about Heartburn to help you make a decision
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Gaviscon
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Pepto-Bismol
Other name: Tums (Tums)
Other name: Kaopectate (Kaopectate)
6 / 10
Satisfaction
4 / 10
Satisfaction
86,186
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Reflux
Heartburn
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GERD
Colic
Indigestion
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Nausea
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Stomach Pain
Stomach Problems
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Prescribing mode:
OTC
Prescribing mode:
OTC
Gaviscon is a non-medical prescription medication for the treatment of heartburn and Gastroesophageal reflux disease. It is produced and distributed in the UK by Reckitt Benckiser and by GlaxoSmithKline in the US and Canada.Gaviscon is taken to treat hea...
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Pepto-Bismol is an over-the-counter drug currently produced by the Procter and Gamble company in the United States of America and in Canada to treat minor digestive system upset. Its active ingredient is bismuth subsalicylate. The primary symptoms aided ...
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Top Concerns
Gav
Burning
7
Not Sleeping
3
Lack Of Sleep
3
Depression
3
Rash
2
Eczema
2
Sleepy
2
Bone Problems
1
Dizzy
1
Paranoia
1
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Pep
Burning
4
Depression
4
Dizzy
3
Weight Gain
3
Cough
3
Migraines
2
Addiction
2
Diabetes
1
Loss Of Appetite
1
Common Cold
1
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4
Not Sleeping
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Lack Of Sleep
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3
0
Depression
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Pep
3
4
Rash
Gav
Pep
2
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Eczema
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2
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Sleepy
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2
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3
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Pep
1
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4
7
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4
3
Dizzy
Pep
Gav
3
1
Weight Gain
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Gav
3
0
Cough
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Gav
3
0
Migraines
Pep
Gav
2
0
Addiction
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Gav
2
0
Diabetes
Pep
Gav
1
0
Loss Of Appetite
Pep
Gav
1
0
Common Cold
Pep
Gav
1
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About Gaviscon
Gaviscon is a non-medical prescription medication for the treatment of heartburn and Gastroesophageal reflux disease. It is produced and distributed in the UK by Reckitt Benckiser and by GlaxoSmithKline in the US and Canada.Gaviscon is taken to treat hea...
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About Pepto-Bismol
Pepto-Bismol is an over-the-counter drug currently produced by the Procter and Gamble company in the United States of America and in Canada to treat minor digestive system upset. Its active ingredient is bismuth subsalicylate. The primary symptoms aided ...
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talk.uk-yankee.com
" ...hate Pepto. It taste vile and the only way it's ever 'helped' me was to ...upset stomach. If Pepto was the only ...of Rennies and Gaviscon tablets...which didn't really work bu... "

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www.helpforibs.com
" ...sick at 3:00am! I took 4 Gaviscon and 4 pepto and I felt better after about an hour.... "

" ...That is HUGE for me, anyway!!! I was taking 16 gaviscon a day and about 4 doses of Pepto. I am soo excited.....this DGL really helps!! How are you?? *Hugs*! Michelle... "

" ...I was okay'd to use Gaviscon and Pepto, but neither really work for me. I've had heartburn issues my whole life, unfortunately, and have been experiencing GERD while pregnant. Yaaaay. I'll... "

" i am going to try pepto tabs as well. i'm ...attack the night i took liquid pepto lol usually when i ...in the house besides pepto is gaviscon. it works alright but i'm too... "

" ...stomach are concerned, I dont't think? Pepto-bismol is realy effective against those problems. Gaviscon is much more effective against reflux, and ...contraindicatiions to use Zantac or Pepcid... "

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www.ibsgroup.org
" I STILL feel sick....pepto didn't work. the doctor has given me some gaviscon incase it's being caused by acid etc. nothing seems to be working... i'm going back to see... "

" ...docs only prescribe Pepto Bismol for short term treatment. The best antacids to take are usually Gaviscon, Mylanta, and Maloxx. I believe though that Pepto Bismol does have an edge in helping... "

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" ...has been on Gaviscon for silent ...while after feeding. GP has prescribed pepto-junior formula, to be used with Gaviscon. Has anyone had experience of this working/not working? And how long... "

" ...using an OTC medicine called Gaviscon (similar to Pepto Bismol) but it wasn't really working, so I got an... "

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