The main treatment options for people who repeatedly experience acid reflux in GERD are either proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) or H2 blockers, both of which are medications. Proton-pump inhibitors and H2 blockers decrease acid production and thereby reduce the potential for damage caused by acid reflux. Left untreated, acid reflux and heartburn symptoms can lead to more serious conditions like Barret's Esophagus.
Proton-pump inhibitors - including rabeprazole, and esomeprazole.
Prescription Treatments such as Omeprazole, Lansoprazole, Losec, Nexium H2 blockers - including cimetidine, ranitidine, and famotidine OTC treatments - antacids Alginate drugs - including Gaviscon.
These medications are generally safe and effective, but like any prescription drug, they are not appropriate for all people with reflux disease and can cause side effects. For instance, they can cause problems absorbing nutrients, which can lead to malnutrition.
- Lansoprazole Gastro-Resistant Capsules | Heartburn Treatment
- Omeprazole (Almus) Capsules | Heartburn Treatment
- Omeprazole (Sandoz) Capsules | Heartburn Treatment
- Losec (Omeprazole) MUPS Orodispersible Tablets | Heartburn Treatment
- Lansoprazole Orodispersable Tablets | Heartburn Treatment
- Losec (Omeprazole) Capsules | Heartburn Treatment
- Omeprazole Gastro Resistant Tablets | Heartburn Treatment
- Nexium (Esomeprazole) Tablets | Heartburn Treatment