On this Page You Will Find:
- How H2 Blockers Work
- Using Otc Zantac to Make Your ‘Own’
- Why compounding from the pharmacy isn’t what the drs & pharmacists say…
- How to TELL pharmacist to make compound
- Zegerid Mixing Instructions OTC and also RX
- Gripe Water and PPIs
- (The Importance Of & Sample Of) Faxing the Doctor
- Night Wakings as Sign of Intolerance/Allergy (at bottom of this page)
- Recipes for all kinds of restrictions! The Intolerant Offspring you choose what kind of ‘free’ you’re looking for: milk/soy/egg/gluten free, etc!
- The Reflux Bible – A woman in Ireland wrote a book! I’m not there (yet?)…
- Jonah’s Story in a Nutshell
how H2RAs (aka H2 blockers) work: They actually do stop acid production, just not as effectively. They do not coat or sit on top of the acid. The H2R in the name stands for Histamine type 2 Receptor, and the A stands for Antagonist. The parietal cell in the stomach contains the proton pumps which produce stomach acid. The parietal cell has receptors that recieve the signal to begin acid production. An H2RA blocks the primary receptors so that the cell does not get this signal. The problem is 1) the body quickly develops a tolerance to these drugs and so they stop working, and 2) the parietal cell has other kinds of receptors that can still receive the message to begin acid production.