- histamine-2 blockers,
- proton pump inhibitors (PPIs),
- coating drugs, and
- promotility drugs.
Must Read Articles:
Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)Acid reflux (GERD) is a condition in which the acid contents of the stomach go back up into the esophagus. Learn about symptoms, home remedies, treatment, and foods to avoid.
How Can I Relieve Acid RefluxAcid reflux occurs when the acid normally in the stomach backs up into the esophagus, the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. Some people can manage acid reflux on their own with lifestyle changes or by taking non-prescription medicines.
LaryngitisLaryngitis means inflammation or swelling of the voice box (larynx). Laryngitis can be caused by overusing the voice, bacterial or fungal, infections, or infections like TB or syphilis. Laryngitis is contagious if it is caused by viral or bacterial infections. Common symptoms of laryngitis include hoarseness, a feeling of tickling in the throat, fever, cough, congestion, or clearing the throat often. Some home remedies may be effective for treating laryngitis. If laryngitis does not resolve after a couple of weeks, medical care should be sought.
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GERD and Heartburn Medications Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins
Esomeprazole is used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid such as Zollinger-Elli...learn more »
Rabeprazole is used short-term to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in adults and children who are at least 1 year old...learn more »
Aluminum is a naturally occurring mineral. Aluminum hydroxide is an antacid...learn more »
Sucralfate is used short-term (up to 8 weeks) to treat an active duodenal ulcer.learn more »
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 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 »