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PPIS VS. ANTACIDS

What is the difference between PPIs and Antacids? Antacids neutralize stomach acid and work quickly, but effects last for only 1-3 hours after use. PPIs, like Nexium® 24HR, work differently by blocking the source of acid production for 24-hour frequent heartburn protection*. PPIs may take 1-4 days for full effect.

PPIS VS. H2 BLOCKERS

What’s the difference between PPIs and H2s? Histamine blockers (H2RAs) like Zantac® only block one of the signals that tell your body to make acid. They start working within 30 minutes, last for up to 12 hours, but become less effective if used for more than a few days in a row. PPIs, like Nexium® 24HR, work differently by blocking the source of acid production for 24-hour frequent heartburn protection*. PPIs may take 1-4 days for full effect.

Among PCPs who use a branded OTC PPI.
°Use as directed for 14 days to treat frequent heartburn. Nexium® 24HR may take 1-4 days for full effect