How to Treat Heartburn

When it comes to treating heartburn, use the brand more Doctors and Pharmacists choose for their own frequent heartburn.

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

Comparing nexium® 24hr

There are three different over-the-counter medicines that treat heartburn:
PPIs (Nexium 24HR), H2s and antacids. Each treats heartburn in a different way.

Nexium 24HR provide 24 hour protection for frequent heartburn


PPIs, like Nexium 24HR, treat heartburn by blocking the production of acid. PPIs may take 1-4 days for full effect, but relief lasts for 24 hours. PPIs are the only FDA-approved medication for over-the-counter treatment of frequent heartburn.

12 hours of heartburn protection


H2s treat heartburn by blocking one of the signals that tell your body to produce acid. They start working within 30 minutes and their effects can last for up to 12 hours. However, if you use H2s for more than a few days in a row, they can become less effective at treating heartburn.

1-3 hours of heartburn protection


Antacids treat heartburn by neutralizing the acid in your stomach. They come in liquid and tablet forms. Antacids work quickly, but last for only 1-3 hours after use.

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.

Comparing heartburn treatments.

Proton pump inhibitors, H2s and antacids aren’t words you hear every day. Watch this video to learn more about each type of heartburn treatment.