Medications such as antacids and H2 blockers are often the doctor’s prescription to a patient with a hiatal hernia. These pills manage the most common symptoms of a hiatal hernia – heartburn and acid reflux. Some of these medications will lower the production of acid in the stomach, while others block its effects.
Prokinetics are sometimes the solution for those with much stronger symptoms as well. Generally speaking, hiatal hernia medications don’t cure the disease itself. They only block off the symptoms partially, but the main cause still requires treatment. Unless the individual changes their lifestyle, the medications won’t do much.