Stomach and GI

Heartburn? Gas? Nausea? No thanks. Below are various categories of stomach and GI products. Click on a product category link to see which products pharmacists recommend most often. Learn more about our Top Recommended Health Products.

Stomach and GI Categories

Acid Reducers

Heartburn is the result of stomach acid splashing back into the esophagus, which creates a burning feeling. Many of the products below help to reduce the production of stomach acid. Also check out antacids, which neutralize stomach acid.

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Antacids

Does that spicy burrito you just ate make it feel like your chest is on fire? Certain foods, including chocolate and coffee, as well as alcohol and cigarettes can trigger heartburn—the painful feeling that occurs when acidic stomach juices wash back into the esophagus. The products below may help to neutralize that acid. Also see acid reducers and upset stomach remedies.

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Antidiarrheals

You're at a lunch meeting or on a date, and suddenly—you've really, really got to go. Diarrhea can be caused by a number of triggers, from spoiled food to certain medications. Luckily, relief may only be a pharmacy trip away. Antidiarrheals may reduce the number of watery bowel movements you experience, and clear liquid beverages will help replace the fluids you've lost. Also see upset stomach remedies.

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Antiflatulence Products

The average person passes gas 13 to 21 times per day, according to the National Institutes of Health. While passing gas is normal, it's sometimes embarrassing and often uncomfortable as it can cause stomach bloating and pain. Antiflatulence products help reduce gas build-up and its associated discomfort. Sometimes, too much gas is the start of something more, so check out antidiarrheals.

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Stimulant Laxatives

Constipation: Nearly everyone faces it at some point. The inability to pass a bowel movement can be frustrating and painful, but drinking plenty of water and eating fiber-rich foods may bring relief. If that doesn't work, stimulant laxatives irritate the intestinal lining, helping to induce bowel movements. Make sure to read labels carefully and follow the appropriate dosage. Also see bulk/fiber laxatives and stool softeners.

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Upset Stomach Remedies

An upset stomach has plagued us all at some point, and will likely do so again. We just have to watch what we eat, wash our hands to prevent infections, and hope that stomach ache doesn't happen at an inconvenient time. The products below cover a broad range of tummy troubles and may help ease your symptoms. Also see antidiarrheals.

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