Acid Reflux Disease (GERD) (cont.)
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Acid Reflux (GERD) Medications
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These drugs use different mechanisms to reduce reflux.
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)
Sucralfate (Carafate) coats mucous membranes and sores to provide an additional protective barrier against stomach acid.
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?
GERD - Symptoms and Signs
What were your GERD symptoms and signs?