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A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there any medications that can make gerd worse?

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Dr. Randy Burgett
Dr. Randy Burgettanswered
General Practice 10 years experience
Yes: Gerd can be exacerbated by many different drugs, including anticholinergics, beta blockers, bronchodilators used for asthma, calcium channel blockers, Dopamine agonists, sedatives, and tricyclic anti-depressants. It is best to talk with your physician if you are on other medications to see if they may cause your gerd symptoms to worsen.
Pharmacology 41 years experience
Aspirin and nsaids: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and Aspirin (un-coated) all can cause gastric irritation (stomach bleeds) which can have an adverse effect on gastro-esophogeal reflux disease. There are many good acid reducers on the market-(blockers and buffers) that can offset the problems if a medical condition requires their use (nsaids- for arthritis).

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What makes GERD symptoms worse?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
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See below: Eating within 3 hours of bedtime, overating, meals high in fat, tomatoes, spicy foods, nicotine, chocolate, peppermint, and alcohol can all make gerd worse.

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