Start out with taking 1 Tums at bedtime. Also take a Tums when you have heartburn during the day.
If you still get heartburn then you can take something like Pepcid.
One medicine you don't want to take right off is a proton pump inhibitor like these:
DO NOT TAKE THESE
Omeprazole (brand names: Losec, Prilosec, Zegerid, ocid, Lomac, Omepral, Omez)
Lansoprazole (brand names: Prevacid, Zoton, Monolitum, Inhibitol, Levant, Lupizole)
Dexlansoprazole (brand name: Kapidex, Dexilant)
Esomeprazole (brand names: Nexium, Esotrex)
Pantoprazole (brand names: Protonix, Somac, Pantoloc, Pantozol, Zurcal, Zentro, Pan, Controloc)
Rabeprazole (brand names: Zechin, Rabecid,Nzole-D,(NEHAL PHARMA Pvt. Ltd.), AcipHex, Pariet, Rabeloc. Dorafem: combination with domperidone).
THESE MEDICATIONS ARE NOT FOR MILD HEARTBURN.