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H2 Blockers (Receptor Antagonists) For Treating Heartburn/Acid Reflux

This type of drug works by decreasing the amount of acid the stomach produces, and is used to treat conditions in which the stomach produces too much acid and conditions in which acid comes up into the esophagus and causes heartburn, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or (also known as acid reflux disease).

H2 Blocker FAQs
H2 blockers, also called H2-receptor antagonists, are medicines that reduce the amount of acid the stomach produces by blocking one important producer of acid: histamine2. The following are a few commonly asked questions about H2 blockers

Axid
Axid is in a class of medications called H2 blockers. It decreases the amount of acid made in the stomach. Learn what it treats, the special precautions and side effects.

Pepcid
Pepcid is in a class of medications called H2 blockers. It decreases the amount of acid made in the stomach. Learn what it treats, the special precautions, and side effects.

Tagamet
Tagamet is in a class of medications called H2 blockers. It decreases the amount of acid made in the stomach. Learn what it treats, the special precautions, and side effects.

Zantac
Zantac is in a class of medications called H2 blockers. It decreases the amount of acid made in the stomach. Learn what it treats, the special precautions, and side effects.

What Are H2 Blockers?
H2 blockers are medicines used to reduce the amount of acid the stomach produces.

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