A 44-year-old male asked:
What's the best over-the-counter medicine for gerd?
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Dr. Evans Priestonanswered
Pharmacology 46 years experience
GERD Relief: If you have already tried antacids, I would recommend any of the drugs in the H2 blocker class (Zantac or Pepcid) generics are available. PPIs such as Nexium (esomeprazole) and Prilosec work great but they have side effects that should not be overlooked. Also, consider the causes of GERD which can be related to diet, and lifestyle. Drugs are really not for chronic use w/o a doctor's supervision.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
What's the best medicine for GERD?
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Dr. Bernard Seifanswered
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Your doc can give: You something for it after he/she diagnoses it. You can also use dgl, available in the health food store. These capsules are licorice w/out an enzyme that raises blood pressure. They coat the lining of esophagus. Peace and good health.
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Last updated Aug 13, 2014
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