A study shows that water may be more effective than acid-inhibiting drugs in its effect on gastric pH.

Study participants were given either a glass of water, antacid, ranitidine, omeprazole, esomeprazole, or rabeprazole. Their gastric pH was recorded for 6 hours after each drug intake. Water increased gastric pH by more than 4 after just one minute. In contrast, antacid took 2 minutes, and most of the other drugs took more than two hours.

According to the study in Digestive Diseases and Sciences:

“Water and antacid immediately increased gastric pH, while PPIs showed a delayed but prolonged effect compared to ranitidine.”

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