Reviewed by Jeffrey B. King,


Medications that may be prescribed to help this condition include:

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)
Acid suppressing medicines that are used most commonly for patients with symptomatic GERD

  • Prilosec® (omeprazole)
  • Nexium® (esomeprazole)
  • Prevacid® (lansoprazole)
  • Protonix® (pantoprazole)
  • Aciphex® (rabeprazole)
  • Dexilant® (lansoprazole)

H2 Antagonists
Acid suppressing medicines that are used to treat mild GERD

  • Tagamet® (cimetadine)
  • Zantac® (ranitidine)
  • Pepcid® (famotidine)
  • Axid® (nizatidine)

Promotility Agent
Medicine that moves the food through the stomach more quickly

  • Reglan® (metoclopramide)
  • Baclofen
  • Bethanechol

Occasionally surgery may be recommended to help eliminate gastroesophageal disease.


Lifestyle Management

Your doctor may suggest certain lifestyle, dietary or physical changes to help prevent acid reflux. Learn more.


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