Acid Reflux Disease (GERD) (cont.)
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Acid Reflux (GERD) Medical Treatment
If self-care and treatment with nonprescription medication does not work, your health care professional likely will prescribe one of a class of stronger antacids. This therapy may be needed only for a short time or over a longer period while you make gradual changes in your lifestyle.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/13/2013
P John Simic, MD
Vincent W Yang, MD, PhD
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GERD - Proton Pump Inhibitors
Heartburn symptoms caused by GERD are usually relieved by drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), such as Prilosec, Prevacid, Aciphex, Protonix, Nexium, Zegerid; however, sometimes they do not work well. Can you please describe your GERD symptoms that did not improve on PPIs? Did you find other treatments effective?
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