Antihistamines are used to treat acid reflux. Abdominal wall produce histamine. Histamine accelerates the production of acid by binding to specific receptors present on the cells produce gastric acid. Antihistamine drugs bind these receptors and block histamine binding which in turn will reduce the production of acid.
Ranitidine, famotidine, cimetidine and nizatidine are commonly used antihistamines or histamine antagonists. They are available without a prescription as an over-the-counter (OTC) but a lower dose than the OTC is available with a prescription. If you or a loved one suffered from cancer after taking medication for acid reflux or heartburn, you may be entitled to damages then you file stomach cancer lawsuits against medical staff.
Antihistamines are taken 30 minutes before the meal. Antihistamines provide fast relief of heartburn and inflammation of the esophagus. Prokinetics drugs act on lower esophageal muscles. As a result, the muscles become harder and speed up the departure of food from the stomach, due to which foods do not get a chance to again lower esophagus. Because of the dangerous side effects it is not recommended to use. The drug has been withdrawn from the market.
Sucralfate are used for the proper functioning of the digestive muscles. They improve muscle healing of the esophagus. This protects the sensitive mucosal lining. It is usually used in combination with anti-GERD medications.