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are there any othere acid reflux medicines that are stronger

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Sure...: Pepcid (famotidine) is an H2 blocker. That class of drugs relative to acid suppression is exceeded by the proton pump inhibitor (PPI) class, of which ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Wolfe
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Usually : Usually you need a strong anti acid medication from the proton pump inhibitor (ppi) family. Prilosec/omeprazole is one of these and can be bought ove ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Arden
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
If : If you have been diagnosed with laryngopharyngeal reflux (lpr) the treatment typically does involve ppi therapy at a dose and frequency greater than t ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Chambers
20 years experience Family Medicine
Strong: The stomach acid is strong. It is mostly hydrochloric acid and potassium and sodium chloride. It has a ph of 1.5 to 3.5.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Reflux : Many alternatives clearly proto pump inhibitors as a class are superior for controlling sx and contributing to healing.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Nexium (esomeprazole) probably best: Of course expensive or highest tier of co-pay. Omeprazole (prilosec & generics) usually very effective, metooclopramide (reglan) should not be used &g ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Choi
Dr. Paul Choi answered
36 years experience Gastroenterology
GERD: There are many dietary and life style modification along with medicine that are helpful for gerd. Here is a summary: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/ger ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
9 years experience Pediatrics
Several: there are several classes of medications to help with acid reflux. H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are commonly used and many available o ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Akey
47 years experience Pediatrics
Evaluate formula: If a 4 week old has sitting, it could very well be WNL; if breast fed, Mom's diet is crucial (Casein, gluten free , sugar free, processed foods free); ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Part of treating…: Reflux is life style changes until meds are working optimally: elevate head of bed; don't lie down for 30-60 min after eating; avoid food triggers: al ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Class of h2-blockers (which ranitidine is in) are felt to be safe when taken long-term.

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