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A 30-year-old female asked about a 39-year-old female:

what is the best over-the-counter medication for acid reflux? my significant other has burning in her throat and is in great distress!

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shariq Refai
Psychiatry 13 years experience
Work well. : Most over the counter medications for acid reflux work well. I have had success in patients with tagamet (cimetidine). Take it as directed. Sit up for at least 2 hours after eating. Do not lay down. Avoid caffein such as tea or coffee, avoid chocolate and other foods that can aggravate it including spicy or hot foods. If it continues, see your physician who can provide a further work up and treatment.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Prilosec or prevacid (lansoprazole): Gerd responds better to protons pump inhibitors than to antacids . Standard gerd precautions are helpful

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Last updated Aug 7, 2013

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