A few years back during high school I was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia. To help treat this I was given Ranitidine (Zantac) 150mg... it wasn't enough so they told me to take it twice a day. Later on (after having my gallbladder removed) I still had a lot of pain and heartburn after eating certain foods so they gave me Omeprazole (Prilosec). After I graduated I lost my insurance and so switched to the generic Wal-Mart brand of each medication. I now take two Zantacs and one Prilosec every day. But every so often I still experience heartburn and have to take a few Tums as well.
Should I be taking all these medicines together? And, is there possibly another OTC medicine I could take so I wouldn't have to take all of these?