Why Choose Prilosec OTC?
Prilosec OTC (24HR) reduces stomach acid production by shutting down many of the pumps in the stomach that produce acid, so you don’t get heartburn in the first place. **It’s possible while taking Prilosec OTC. Use as directed for 14 days to treat frequent heartburn. Do not take for more than 14 days or more often than every 4 months unless directed by a doctor. Not for immediate relief.
Acid controllers, or H2 Blockers (12HR), only partially reduce acid production by blocking just one of the signals that tell your body to produce acid. Relief starts in as little as 30 minutes, but only lasts 8-12 hours.
Antacids (3HR) neutralize the acid in the esophagus that causes heartburn, but do not reduce the production of stomach acid. Relief is immediate, but only lasts for 1-3 hours.