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How do we prevent acid reflux which occur maybe once Or twice a month especially after eating the wroong food .thanks
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Welcome to the gastroenterology community!  The best way to prevent it is to not eat foods that cause acid reflux.  However there are OTC medicines that can treat/prevent reflux.
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Hello,
   There are over the counter medicines BUT if you plan on just taking them a couple of times a month (as needed), then stick with H2 blockers an hour or two before eating something you think might set it off. H2 blockers include:
• Axid AR
• Pepcid AC
• Tagament HB
• Zantac

PPI's such as Prilosec, Prevacid, Zegerid take days to start working (usually a week). So if you are in a hurry forget these. Now for the dirty little secret about PPI's that I listed; they must be taken on an empty stomach (1 hour before or 2 hours after) or up to 60% of the drug is destroyed. The only two that can be taken with food are Aciphex and Dexalant but neither will be OTC for a couple of years.  

Hope this helps.
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Thank you for giving a conservative medication.may God bless you
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Thank you for a practical idea .may God bless you
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