TUMS® vs. Others
TUMS® vs. Other Heartburn Remedies
TUMS antacid goes to work in seconds, helping make it America's #1 antacid. Many other heartburn medications are absorbed into the bloodstream and can take hour or days to fully work. TUMS antacid travels directly to the source of the heartburn, dissolving easily and neutralizing acid on contact - for fast relief. And TUMS antacid tastes great too, giving you more flavor options than anyone else. Keep reading and discover what else makes TUMS antacid miles ahead of the competition.
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|America's #1 Antacid brand||+|
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|America's #1 Antacid brand||Goes to work instantly for fast heartburn relief||Available in Ultra, Extra & Regular strength||Available in Smooth Dissolve Form||Available in a soft chew||Offers an antacid that also freshens breath|
Antacids are the most commonly used product to treat heartburn discomfort. They start to neutralize acid in seconds, making them the fastest way to relieve your symptoms.
But not all antacids are created equal. In fact, when it comes to tablet-to-tablet comparisons, TUMS Ultra has more acid-neutralizing power than other antacid brands.
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of OTC products that help reduce the production of stomach acid. They are available without a prescription (Prilosec®, Prevacid®, Nexium® and Zegerid®) for the treatment of heartburn; or 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 or H2RAs are a group of drugs like Zantac®, Pepcid® and Axid 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 a few hours.