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About Heartburn

Heartburn is very common — 60 million Americans suffer from heartburn6. Heartburn can be bothersome and disruptive.

What Is Heartburn?

The feeling of heartburn can be described as a burning discomfort that generally occurs in the chest just behind the breastbone. People with heartburn may also experience a sensation of food coming back into the mouth that may be accompanied by a bitter or acid taste.

Heartburn symptoms can occur if your stomach produces too much acid in the digestion process. When this happens, stomach acid can move up into the esophagus, causing discomfort. Heartburn can be caused by diet and lifestyle choices, and different people experience heartburn in different ways.

Helpful Heartburn Information

Below are links to information you may find useful in helping to identify the common symptoms of heartburn and causes of heartburn. You will also find tips on how to help minimize or avoid heartburn. For those times when you may need an over-the-counter product to relieve heartburn, there is a product comparison chart to help guide you in finding the right product for your kind of heartburn.

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About Heartburn

Heartburn is very common — 60 million Americans suffer from heartburn6. Heartburn can be bothersome and disruptive.


  • What Is Heartburn?
    • The feeling of heartburn can be described as a burning discomfort that generally occurs in the chest just behind the breastbone. People with heartburn may also experience a sensation of food coming back into the mouth which may be accompanied by a bitter or acid taste.

      Heartburn symptoms can occur if your stomach produces too much acid in the digestion process. When this happens, stomach acid can move up into the esophagus, causing discomfort. Heartburn can be caused by diet and lifestyle choices, and different people experience heartburn in different ways.

      Helpful Heartburn Information

      Below are links to information you may find useful in helping to identify the common symptoms of heartburn and causes of heartburn. You will also find tips on how to help minimize or avoid heartburn. For those times where you may need an over-the-counter product to relieve heartburn, there is a product comparison chart to help guide you in finding the right product for your kind of heartburn.

      View Zantac® Products
  • Common symptoms
  • Common causes of heartburn
  • Tips to prevent heartburn
  • Heartburn Treatment Options