TUMS vs. Others
TUMS antacid goes to work fast, helping make it Canada's #1 selling antacid. TUMS antacid travels directly to the source of the heartburn, dissolving easily and neutralizing acid on contact — for fast relief.
Antacids are the most commonly used product to treat heartburn discomfort. And because they start to neutralize excess stomach acid on contact, they're also the fast way to relieve your symptoms. TUMS can also provide fast relief of heartburn, a common problem for pregnant women.
Proton Pump Inhibitors for Severe Heartburn Sufferers
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of drugs that help reduce the production of stomach acid. They are available with a prescription for the treatment of heartburn, GERD, ulcers, esophagitis and other stomach acid related conditions. When it comes to managing your heartburn symptoms over a 24-hour period, PPIs are generally very effective medications.
H2 Blockers for Severe Heartburn Sufferers
H2 Blockers or H2RAs are a group of drugs that help reduce the production of acid in your stomach. They are very effective in providing extended relief. One dose may last up to 8 hours or longer. However, onset of relief may take up to about an hour.
Although H2RAs work well, your symptoms can still ‘breakthrough’ their control. They only partly control acid secretion and therefore you may still suffer from heartburn.