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Medications for Indigestion

Drugs associated with Indigestion

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Indigestion: Dyspepsia means "bad digestion" and is commonly known as indigestion. Dyspepsia affects as much as 1/4 of the adult population in the U.S. and is responsible for a significant number of doctor visits. Dyspepsia has many possible causes- some easily diagnosed and others difficult to… Read more

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
omeprazole Rx/OTC C N 10 reviews
7.0

Generic name: omeprazole systemic

Brand names:  Prilosec, Prilosec OTC

Drug class: proton pump inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Prilosec Rx C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: omeprazole systemic

Drug class: proton pump inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Zantac Rx/OTC B N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: ranitidine systemic

Drug class: H2 antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Pepto-Bismol Rx/OTC N N 3 reviews
10

Generic name: bismuth subsalicylate systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
ranitidine Rx/OTC B N 10 reviews
7.0

Generic name: ranitidine systemic

Brand names:  Zantac, Zantac 150, Zantac 75, Zantac 300, Deprizine, Acid Relief, Berkley and Jensen Acid Reducer Maximum Strength, Careone Acid Reducer, Equaline Heartburn Relief, Sunmark Acid Reducer Maximum Strength, Taladine, Zantac 25 mg EFFERdose, Zantac 150 EFFERdose, Zantac EFFERdose

Drug class: H2 antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Prilosec OTC OTC C N 3 reviews
7.0

Generic name: omeprazole systemic

Drug class: proton pump inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Milk of Magnesia Rx/OTC N N 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: magnesium hydroxide systemic

Drug class: antacids, laxatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Kaopectate Rx/OTC N N Add review
10

Generic name: bismuth subsalicylate systemic

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Zantac 150 Rx/OTC B N 2 reviews
5.0

Generic name: ranitidine systemic

Drug class: H2 antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Pepcid Rx B N Add review
2.0

Generic name: famotidine systemic

Drug class: H2 antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Tums Regular Strength OTC N N 2 reviews
7.0

Generic name: calcium carbonate systemic

Drug class: antacids, minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
famotidine Rx/OTC B N 1 review
4.0

Generic name: famotidine systemic

Brand names:  Pepcid, Pepcid AC, Heartburn Relief, Pepcid AC Maximum Strength, Pepcid AC Maximum Strength Tablets, Acid Controller Maximum Strength, Acid Controller Original Strength, Pepcid AC Chewable Tablets, Pepcid Oral Suspension

Drug class: H2 antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Gaviscon-2 OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: alginic acid / aluminum hydroxide / magnesium trisilicate systemic

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
Mylanta OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone systemic

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Pepcid AC OTC B N Add review Add

Generic name: famotidine systemic

Drug class: H2 antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Maalox Regular Strength OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: calcium carbonate systemic

Drug class: antacids, minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Tagamet Rx/OTC B N X Add review Add

Generic name: cimetidine systemic

Drug class: H2 antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
Zantac 75 Rx/OTC B N Add review Add

Generic name: ranitidine systemic

Drug class: H2 antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone systemic

Brand names:  Mylanta, Gelusil, Mylanta Maximum Strength, Alamag Plus, Almacone, Di-Gel, Maalox Advanced Regular Strength, Mi-Acid, Milantex, Mintox, Mintox Plus, Rulox, Tempo

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Zantac 300 Rx/OTC B N 1 review Add

Generic name: ranitidine systemic

Drug class: H2 antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
bismuth subsalicylate Rx/OTC N N 3 reviews
10

Generic name: bismuth subsalicylate systemic

Brand names:  Pepto-Bismol, Kaopectate, Bismarex, Bismatrol, Bismatrol Maximum Strength, Kapectolin (New Formula), Kola-Pectin DS, Maalox Total Relief, Peptic Relief, Pink Bismuth

Drug class: antidiarrheals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
calcium carbonate OTC N N 6 reviews
8.0

Generic name: calcium carbonate systemic

Brand names:  Tums Regular Strength, Maalox Regular Strength, Titralac, Oyster Shell Calcium 500, Alcalak, Ami-Lac, Cal-Gest, Calci Mix, Calcium Oyster Shell, Icar Prenatal Chewable Calcium, Oysco 500, Oyster Calcium, Pepto Children's, Tums Kids

Drug class: antacids, minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
Deprizine Rx/OTC B N Add review Add

Generic name: ranitidine systemic

Drug class: H2 antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
magnesium hydroxide Rx/OTC N N 7 reviews
8.0

Generic name: magnesium hydroxide systemic

Brand names:  Milk of Magnesia, Phillips' Milk of Magnesia, Dulcolax Milk of Magnesia, Ex-Lax Milk of Magnesia

Drug class: antacids, laxatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Rx/OTC N N 4 reviews
8.0

Generic name: magnesium hydroxide systemic

Drug class: antacids, laxatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
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Topics under Indigestion

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Alternative treatments for Indigestion

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Indigestion. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Indigestion.

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): Dyspepsia; Uncomfortable fullness after meals

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