Heartburn: Breakthrough Heartburn

Breakthrough Heartburn

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What is breakthrough heartburn?

Breakthrough heartburn is heartburn that happens even though you are taking a long-lasting heartburn medication (such as the proton pump inhibitors Prilosec®, Prevacid®, Nexium®, Protonix®, Aciphex®, or Zegerid®).

It is called breakthrough heartburn because it is heartburn that breaks through your medication's heartburn control. In fact, over 46% of people taking a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) may still suffer breakthrough heartburn symptoms.

How can I manage my breakthrough heartburn?

When you get breakthrough heartburn you want fast relief. However, taking another dose of your PPI isn't recommended. Also, a second PPI dose would take too long to go to work.

Because they go to work in seconds, strong antacids like TUMS Ultra® can be an ideal way to effectively relieve your breakthrough heartburn symptoms fast.