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A 75-year-old female asked:

Gerd for 7 mo; been on reddys 20-40mg omep; now on kremers brand. does brand make a difference? burning has gotten worse. what can i take for relief?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
Antiacids: Brand shouldn't matter at all, but I have heard many patients that think there is a difference. Try antacids such as tums, (calcium carbonate) rolaids, or maalox or mylanta for immediate, but relatively short acting relief in conjunction with the omeprazole. If medical therapy is too much, consider a consult with an experienced general or thoracic surgeon. Maybe an endoscopic or surgical procedure could help.
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
A Verified Doctoranswered
37 years experience
GERD: I hope you are doing the lifestyle changes too. Avoid food that give u heartburn like coffee, chocolate, alcohol, acid fruits & juices, spicy and fatty foods, sodas, large meals before bed; loose weight, exercise, avoid tight cloths, try eating smler meals 6 times a day. If symptoms continue even on protons inhibitors, you should consult a gastroenterologist to r/o h.Pylori by endoscopy.
Last updated Nov 28, 2017


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