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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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What are best medicines and trestment for GERD and preventing ulcer formation?

What are best medicines and trestment for GERD and preventing ulcer formation?

Omeprazole, but...: The hallmark symptoms are heartburn and acid regurgitation, and there can be metallic or sour taste in the mouth, bad breath, and even cough, laryngitis and asthma symptoms. Omeprazole (aka Prilosec) OTC taken once a day for 14 days should treat routine symptoms. Any recurrence or persistence of symptoms needs to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What's the best over-the-counter medicine for Gerd?

What's the best over-the-counter medicine for Gerd?

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. ...Read more

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Which medicine is best for gerd? Pantaprazole or famotidine?

Which medicine is best for gerd? Pantaprazole or famotidine?

Apples & oranges: Both medications are acid blockers, but their similarity ends there. Famotidine is an h2-receptor blocker that diminishes acid production, whereas Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that nearly extinguishes acid output. If you have acid reflux, less acid means better relief--so Pantoprazole would be a better rx choice. No drug is perfect, so discuss pros & cons of each drug with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello What is the best medicine (proton inhibitor) to take for GERD.Thanks?

Hello What is the best medicine (proton inhibitor) to take for GERD.Thanks?

Nexium (esomeprazole) is: probably the strongest second generation PPI and I would recommend it. It is OTC but prescription may be cheaper. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ankylosing spontilitis, also gerd, what drug is best for me?

What to do if I have ankylosing spontilitis, also gerd, what drug is best for me?

See below: You do not want any nonsteriodals or sulfasalazine. Your best bet to treat your ank spon and not worsen your gerd would be tnf inhibitors. ...Read more

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I've always had GERD my back burn and my ribs not so much my stomach what is the best medicine to take to help me?

I've always had GERD my back burn and my ribs not so much my stomach what is the best medicine  to take to help me?

Anti-acid meds : For symptomatic GERD, there are many meds you can use such as tums and rolaids, Zantac (ranitidine) and or is, and Prilosec and medium to name just a few. Make sure the diagnosis however is actually GERD. Ask your doctor about whether or not any confirmatory testing is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is best for treating gerd?

What is best for treating gerd?

Depends: Treatment is unique to the individual symptoms, severity, and goals of each patient. Options include dietary changes, medications, endoscopic or surgical procedures. Best to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation if necessary. Hope this helps! ...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 is the best way to treat my gerd?

What is the best way to treat my gerd?

Options: Treatment options include reducing stress, a variety of dietary changes, some lifestyle changes, a variety of medications, and even endoscopic or surgical procedures. The right choice for a given individual needs a more complete evaluation of disease severity, organ damage, and an assessment of goals of therapy. Best to start with a primary care provider. Hope this helps! ...Read more