4 Ways to Cure Burning Sensations in the Stomach

The burning sensation you are experiencing in your stomach may be caused by too much stomach acid. Over-the-counter (OTC) antacids are something you can try first. These can often by effective and help to relieve your pain quickly. If OTC medicines don't work, your doctor may prescribe medications to help reduce the amount of acid your stomach produces. These medications include Zantac (ranitidine hydrochloride), Axid (nizatidine) and Pepcid (famotidine). There are other medications, called proton-pump inhibitors, which stop the tiny pumps in the acid-secreting cells in your stomach from releasing acid. Your doctor may decide that this group of medications is more suitable for your symptoms.

A man putting antacid into a glass of water. (Image: Antonio_Diaz/iStock/Getty Images)

The burning sensation you are experiencing in your stomach may be caused by too much stomach acid. Over-the-counter (OTC) antacids are something you can try first. These can often by effective and help to relieve your pain quickly. If OTC medicines don't work, your doctor may prescribe medications to help reduce the amount of acid your stomach produces. These medications include Zantac (ranitidine hydrochloride), Axid (nizatidine) and Pepcid (famotidine). There are other medications, called proton-pump inhibitors, which stop the tiny pumps in the acid-secreting cells in your stomach from releasing acid. Your doctor may decide that this group of medications is more suitable for your symptoms.

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