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  • The instructions also warn you not to expect immediate relief of symptoms or to experience the full effects
  • It does not work immediately and for some this will be a problem, but the instructions clearly warn of this beforehand
  • Therefore, in my opinion, this medicine should not be taken by anyone who only suffers from occasional heartburn, if that is the case, they should stick with Pepcid or Tums or any of the other instant relief medications that are available from the pharmacy

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      For serious heartburn that occurs frequently, a good over the counter medicine is Prilosec OTC Acid Reducer Time Released Tablets. These tablets usually come in boxes of 42 tablets which is useful, because you can either take them as three separate fourteen day treatments or for shorter amounts of time.

      The advice for this medicine is that you take one, and only one tablet per day. They are to be swallowed with water at the beginning of the day before


      you eat, and then taken at the same time each day for no more than fourteen days.

      A good thing about this medicine is that you only have to take one tablet a day. You don’t have to worry about carrying tablets with you and take them at intervals during the day. The instructions also warn you not to expect immediate relief of symptoms or to experience the full effects.

      This medicine does work. It is completely different to other forms of heartburn medicine such as Pepcid, and is not a quick fix. It does not work immediately and for some this will be a problem, but the instructions clearly warn of this beforehand. It clearly states that it may take between one and four days before you start feeling relief.

      Therefore, in my opinion, this medicine should not be taken by anyone who only suffers from occasional heartburn, if that is the case, they should stick with Pepcid or ...


      • Prilosec OTC Acid Reducer Time Released Tablets
      Tums or any of the other instant relief medications that are available from the pharmacy.

      Instead, this medication should really only be taken by anyone who has persistent heartburn which lasts for several days on end. That is when the real benefit will be seen because you will be taking one tablet a day, and will start to see some of the symptoms being relieved from about day two onwards.

      So the only two downsides that I can think of are the

      fact that this is no quick fix medication, you have to be patient and keep taking the tablet for the medicine to really work. And secondly the price. Although you are getting 42 tablets, and they are effectively three separate fourteen day treatment plans, the price is quite high. I have seen it range from about $16 to about $30 depending on where the medicine is bought.

      Overall, this is a recommended medicine for persistent heartburn, and it does work.




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