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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Symptoms and Treatments

 

 

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Most Common
Side Effects

     

Antacids

   

Diovol®, Gaviscon®, Rolaids®, Tums®

Neutralize stomach acidity Abdominal cramping, chalky taste, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, pale stool.

H-2 Blockers

Cimetidine
Ranitidine (Zantac®)
Famotidine (Pepcid®)
Nizatidine (Axid®)

Inhibit stomach acid secretion

Mental confusion (Cimetidine only), drowsiness, dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting.

Proton Pump Inhibitors

Omeprazole (Losec®)
Lansoprazole (Prevacid®)
Dexlansoprazole(Dexilant®)
Esomeprazole (Nexium®)
Rabeprazole (Pariet®)
Pantoprazole (Pantoloc®)

Inhibit stomach acid secretion

Headache, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, flatulence, nausea, dizziness.

Other
Sucralfate (Sulcrate®)

Coat esophagus & stomach; forms protective barrier

Headache, constipation, abdominal cramping, nausea, diarrhea.

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