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Are there any medications that can make GERD worse?

Are there any medications that can make GERD worse?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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Is it possible for medications make GERD worse?

Is it possible for medications make GERD worse?

Yes: There is a list of medications which can contribute to gerd. Antibiotics such as tetracycline, biphosphonates for osteoporosis, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Motrin or aspirin, and potassium are common offenders. ...Read more

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Why GERD symptoms get worse before mesnsturation and how to decrease symptoms without medication?

Why GERD symptoms get worse before mesnsturation and how to decrease symptoms without medication?

Well, not sure: Why worse but premenstrually many things worsen, perhaps even eating habits. Ranitidine is a medicine that is safe and much better than long term effects of reflux. If you smoke it's much less harmful and smoking can make gerd worse. Try some baking soda, milk or even a little bit of half/half if you must stay away from medicine. Gdluc. ...Read more

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Why is Gerd worse in the Fall?

Why is Gerd worse in the Fall?

GERD: There is no seasonality to exacerbation of symptoms. It is likely due to change in your diet and activity habits with the season than with the position of Earth around the Sun's orbit. ...Read more

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What makes GERD symptoms worse?

What makes GERD symptoms worse?

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. ...Read more

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Whats best medication for GERD please?

Whats best medication for GERD please?

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. ...Read more

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What to do if (good GERD medications)?

PPI: Proton Pump Inhibitors (priolosec, nexium, (esomeprazole) protonix and others) reduce the acid produced by the stomach and help prevent esophogeal damage. They should be taken daily for prevention. Consult your Dr to see if you need to take long term. For occasional heartburn, there are a number of meds - zantac, tums, etc. These will reduce hearburn pains, but do little to preotect against long term damage. ...Read more

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How can I control GERD without medication?

How can I control GERD without medication?

Diet and gum: An antireflux diet can help. Also gum=chewing increases saliva production which is a good neutralizer of acid. ...Read more

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How long do I need to take medications for gerd?

How long do I need to take medications for gerd?

As long as it takes!: Acid reflux tends to be a chronic problem. I typically recommend patients continue with treatment as long as their symptoms persist. There are some downsides to treatment which can include malabsorption of calcium so over treatment is possible. ...Read more

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How long will I have to take medication for gerd?

How long will I have to take medication for gerd?

Depends: Gerd tends to be a chronic recurrent condition. Therefore i tell my adult patients they will typically be on their medication indefinitely, at least on and off. ...Read more

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