Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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What Should I Take for Heartburn?

Thursday, 03 Jan 2013 10:34 AM




Question: I get hives when I take Prilosec (omeprazole) for heartburn. Is there an alternative medication I could try?

Dr. Hibberd’s answer:

Prilosec belongs to a group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors or PPIs. They rarely cause hives. It may be best for you to stick with H2 blockers like Zantac, Pepcid or Tagamet. You should also seek a doctor’s consultation to evaluate your heartburn; other treatments may be more appropriate for you.

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