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Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist About Heartburn Relief

6. Could my heartburn treatment interfere with other medications I'm taking?

Some medications need at least a little bit of stomach acidity to break down and be absorbed by your body. Ask your pharmacist about the specific drugs you're taking, so you can try a heartburn treatment that won't interfere with absorption of these other drugs.

7. When should I see my doctor?

Your pharmacist can answer questions about medications, side effects, and drug interactions, but can't prescribe new medications for heartburn. So see your doctor if you think you should change your medication type, dose, or brand. Never stop taking a medication without first checking with your doctor, because suddenly stopping some drugs can cause medical complications.

Call your doctor if you experience chest pain that isn't caused by heartburn or if you aren't sure. A surprising number of people having mild heart attacks dismiss their chest pain as heartburn.

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Reviewed by Kimball Johnson, MD on July 24, 2012

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