Occasional, mild heartburn can usually be treated with over the counter medication. Simple diet changes may also help to prevent bouts of heartburn. Some cases of heartburn require treatment with prescription medication.
- Frequent heartburn can be a sign of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
- Antacids should be taken as directed.
- The main goal in treatment is to find the cause of the heartburn so it can be avoided in the future.