Acid reducers are used for the treatment of various gastrointestinal conditions like:
Peptic ulcer disease
Prevention of stress ulcers
GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
Acid reducers are also known as H2 receptor antagonists. The H2 blockers are required to be taken by mouth, although some of the injectable forms are also available. The H2 blockers work by blocking the action of histamines on the parietal cells of the stomach and thereby decreasing the amount of acid produced by the parietal cells present on the wall of the stomach. Thus, the stomach juices are made less irritating. It relieves the symptoms of burning sensation in the stomach and esophagus.
Causes of Stomach problems:
There are avarious causes of stomach problems. Common causes of acid reflux and other gastritis problems of stomach:
Several food items are there that can cause stomach abnormalities like citrus, tomatoes, chocolates, garlic, onion and spicy foods
Being too much overweight
Eating large quantities of food specially spicy food
Drinking too much of alcoholic beverages and caffeinated drinks like coffee or tea
Taking aspirin, ibuprofen and certain blood pressure medications
Too much smoking
Signs of stomach acidity and gaseous troubles of stomach:
Some of the common symtoms of acid reflux are as follows:
Hoarseness or sore throat
You may or may not feel all of the symptoms but most of these symptoms are commonly felt by a patient suffering from stomach ailments.
About the drug:
Famotidine is a histamine-2 blocker drug and belongs to a family of drugs called histamine-2 blockers. This drug functions by lowering the natural production of acid in the stomach. Famotidine is available under various brands across the globe.
About the drug:
Domperidone is a drug that expedites the mobilization of food through the esophagus, stomach, and gut. Hailing from a family of drugs known as anti-emetics, it acts as a dopamine agonist and facilitates your digestion by sending your food to its correct destination. Mostly, this medicine is used to cure indigestion related problems such as nausea, vomiting, belching, and a bloated stomach, breaking wind after eating, and fullness during or after meals