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.
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
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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