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How to Treat Heartburn

When it comes to treating frequent heartburn, there’s only one Nexium® 24HR.

A Nexium® 24HR regimen – just one pill a day, every day for 14 days – gives you the complete protection^ from frequent heartburn that you’re looking for.

Nexium 24HR treatment for heartburn

The nexium® 24hr effect

There are three different over-the-counter medicines that treat heartburn. Each works in a different way.

ANTACIDS

1-3 hours of heartburn protection

Antacids neutralize stomach acid but do not reduce acid production at the source. Antacids work quickly, but effects last for only 1-3 hours after use.

PPIs

Nexium 24HR provide 24 hour protection for frequent heartburn

PPIs, or proton pump inhibitors like Nexium® 24HR, treat frequent heartburn by blocking the production of acid. Protection from frequent heartburn lasts for 24 hours. PPIs may take 1-4 days for full effect.

H2s

12 hours of heartburn protection

H2s, or histamine blockers, block one of the signals that tell your body to make acid. They start working within 30 minutes and the effects can last for up to 12 hours, but become less effective if used for more than a few days in a row.

Frequent heartburn: what’s happening?

Proton pumps are your stomach’s acid pumps and acid is what helps your body digest the food you eat. Your proton pumps are located on the cells that line your stomach, and your body turns them on with three different signals.

When turned on, the pumps release acid into your stomach. Normally, your esophagus is protected from this acid in your stomach by a muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter. But sometimes that muscle relaxes and lets acid rise into your esophagus, which can cause heartburn.

No matter the cause, frequent heartburn is frequent heartburn, and you want to treat it.

Nexium 24HR does just that. Available without a prescription for frequent heartburn, Nexium 24HR works by blocking the acid that leads to heartburn at its source, providing you with complete protection^ from frequent heartburn.

What is the difference between PPIs and H2s?

H2s treat heartburn by blocking one of the signals that tell your body to produce acid. However, if you use H2s for more than a few days in a row, they can become less effective at treating heartburn. PPIs (proton pump inhibitors), like Nexium® 24HR, treat frequent heartburn by blocking the production of acid. PPIs may take 1-4 days for full effect, but relief lasts for 24 hours.

Antacids work quickly, by neutralizing the acid in your stomach, but last for only 1-3 hours after use. PPIs (proton pump inhibitors), like Nexium® 24HR, treat frequent heartburn by blocking the production of stomach acid. PPIs may take 1-4 days for full effect, but relief lasts for 24 hours.