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GERD and Heartburn Medications Topic Guide

GERD and Heartburn Medications GERD and Heartburn Medications: GERD and heartburn medications include:
  • antacids,
  • histamine-2 blockers,
  • proton pump inhibitors (PPIs),
  • coating drugs, and
  • promotility drugs.
Side effects, drug interactions, and patient information should be reviewed prior to taking any medication.

GERD and Heartburn Medications Topic Guide - Visuals

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GERD and Heartburn Medications Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

esomeprazole Esomeprazole

Esomeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach...learn more »

rabeprazole Rabeprazole

Rabeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach...learn more »

aluminum hydroxide Aluminum Hydroxide

Aluminum is a naturally occurring mineral. Aluminum hydroxide is an antacid...learn more »

sodium bicarbonate Sodium Bicarbonate

Sodium bicarbonate is an antacid that neutralizes stomach acid...learn more »

sucralfate (oral) Sucralfate (oral)

Sucralfate is used short-term (up to 8 weeks) to treat an active duodenal ulcer.

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famotidine Famotidine

Famotidine is used to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and intestines. It also treats conditions in which the stomach produces too much acid, such as ...learn more »

cimetidine Cimetidine

Cimetidine is a stomach acid reducer that is used to treat and prevent certain types of stomach ulcer. Cimetidine is also used to treat gastroesophageal ref...learn more »

ranitidine Ranitidine

Ranitidine is a histamine-2 blocker that works by reducing the amount of acid your stomach produces...learn more »