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What is the best medicine for acid reflux?

What is the best medicine  for acid reflux?

Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid: If you are just starting to be bothered by gerd, then otc zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid should work well. Those are "h2 blockers" a more potent class of acid-reducing medicine is the ppi class. These include Prilosec and prevacid of course, you should do your part and decrease your intake of peppermint, chocolate, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, spicy foods, citrus, and carbonated beverages if none work, c ur md. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alternative Medicine (Definition)

Alternative medicine is the practice of healing that does not fall into the realm of conventional allopathic medicine. Many think it is usually based on cultural or historical traditions rather than scientific data. However, only recently is science catching up with history. For example, acupuncture meridians have finally been discovered by science. Types of alternative medicine include ...Read more


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I was given some medicine for acid reflux and bubble/gas popping noise..acid has suppressed down but still have bubble/gas noise will it go away?

I was given some medicine for acid reflux and bubble/gas popping noise..acid has suppressed down but still have bubble/gas noise will it go away?

Reflux/gas: Were you checked for H pylori a bacteria that causes gastritis? Are you on simethicone that absorbs gas? Other consideration food intolerances, like milk intolerance,gluten sensitivity, IBS,early ilietis. If the underlying cause is treated all the symptoms should resolve. If there are still symptoms then something else is complicating the picture and more evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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Recently i started taking medicine for acid reflux and symptoms got better but didnt go away fully. When symptoms flare burping feels better. ideas?

Recently  i started taking medicine for acid reflux and symptoms got better but didnt go away fully. When symptoms flare burping feels better. ideas?

Increase acidicty: .There are several different thoughts on the subject. One is you can take Gas X tablets up to 8 a day for gas and stopping the burping. Sometimes if you do not have enough acid in your stomach the food doesn't digest and it ferments causing gas and burping Adding some apple cider vinegar helps fresh fruit etc will help with digestion and stop burping ...Read more

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I have popping noise in stomach sounds like gas bubbles bursting i was given medicine for acid reflux but it still makes noise..what could it be..gas?

I have popping noise in stomach sounds like gas bubbles bursting i was given medicine for acid reflux but it still makes noise..what could it be..gas?

Yes to gas or...: It could be normal... Avoid long-term use of PPI medications. Consider a 6-week or longer trial of probiotic-containing foods - after you've stopped the acid suppression. ...Read more

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I was given some ppi medicine for acid reflux and to stop gas bubble popping feeling in stomach was wondering how long will it take to heal or will it?

I was given some ppi medicine for acid reflux and to stop gas bubble popping feeling in stomach was wondering how long will it take to heal or will it?

Good question: usually some relief comes in a few days. Full healing depends on extent/depth/size of reflux or ulcers. If no relief in a week, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Could chinese medicine treat acid reflux (gerd)?

Could chinese medicine treat acid reflux (gerd)?

Yes: The other remedies are DGL- Deglycerinized licorice. Chew 1-2 tablets in between meals.Licorice may elevate BP, but not DGL. Pure aloe liquid also can relieve heartburn. Consult an expert in Chinese medicine for details. Long term use of acid reflux medications have a lot of side effects in the form of osteoporosis,inability to absorb calcium,magnesium,Vitamin B12 etc. Susceptibility to TB.etc ...Read more

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What are some medicines that we never hear about, that are used for acid reflux or lpr?

GERD: Remedies are grouped into; 1.Antacids, such as Tums or rolaids. 2.Histamine-h2 blockers, such as zantac or tagamet. 3.Proton pump inhibitors, such as Nexium or Aciphex (rabeprazole) or ptotonix. Some of third group medicines less heard of can include sexilant, kapidex & zegerid. ...Read more

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Prilosec isn't working well for my acid reflux is there another medicine that would work better ?

Prilosec isn't working well for my acid reflux is there another medicine that would work better ?

Maybe: You can take the medication twice a day if necessary. You should also be evaluated by a GI specialist to see if you have a bacteria called h. Pylori that is worsening your reflux. This maybe treated with antibiotics if necessary. If these medications do not work and you have persistent reflux, surgical options are available. ...Read more

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I have been taking prevacid (lansoprazole) for about 19 years for my acid condition. Should i cease to take it and change to another drug for acid reflux ? Please

Depends: If you have been comfortable with Prevacid all these years , why change it ?I hope you have had an endoscopy done , if not i recommend you get it done. If you want you can try Zantac (ranitidine) ...Read more

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What is the medicine of acid reflux or hyperacidity?

What is the medicine of acid reflux or hyperacidity?

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 over-the-counter. Best to discuss with your PCP or via healthtap prime or concierge visit prior to starting any new medications. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more