No Time for Heartburn

9 Medications That Can Cause Heartburn

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Is your Rx to blame?

by Amanda Gardner

If you have heartburn, pills can be your best friend and worst enemy.

Some pills (such as antacids) soothe the painful burning you experience after downing an order of buffalo wings or drinking one too many glasses of wine.

Other pills—the ones you take for health conditions that are not related to heartburn—can make the pain worse or even trigger heartburn in the first place. Is your medication to blame for your pain? This guide will help you find out.

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