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GERD Medications: Over the Counter and Prescription

Originated by: Tim Wayne

Submitted: 16 May 2018

Last updated on: 23 May 2018

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If diet and lifestyle changes alone do not resolve symptoms, therapy though medicines may be the most appropriate next step for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). For many patients, treatment with medicines will reduce heartburn and reflux symptoms. Patients with more severe symptoms may only experience partial symptom control through medicines. This guide outlines the types of medications prescribed, and available over-the-counter, to individuals treating GERD.
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