You may be taking an antacid or proton pump inhibitor or h2 blocker, and not finding relief. This may be because a combination of those remedies would control GERD symptoms better.
Each type of drug works in a different way, and alone may only control some of the symptoms. Remember, your doctor is the best source to decide which medications would work best for you GERD symptoms.
What are these types of medications?
Antacids work by neutralizing acid in the stomach. They are usually the first remedy doctors will recommend patients take to relief heartburn symptoms. Antacids include Rolaids, Maalox, Mylanta, Tums, Gaviscon, and Chooz.
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of medications that prevent the release of acid in the stomach and intestines. PPIs include Aciphex, Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, and Protonix.