GERD Medications

New Research Links Heartburn Drugs to Increased Risk for Pneumonia

Posted: Feb 07 in Reflux Blog by

A recently released study links two common types of heartburn medications to an increased risk of pneumonia. The study, conducted by researchers in South Korea, analyzed 31 international research projects looking for a correlation between the two widely used heartburn drugs and pneumonia.

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Spotlight on Prevacid for Heartburn Treatment

Posted: Oct 12 in Reflux Blog by

Prevacid, the brand name for lansoprazole, is a commonly prescribed drug for heartburn treatment. This type of drug, referred to as a proton pump inhibitor, is commonly used in patients with GERD. Prevacid works by decreasing excess stomach acid. In those who suffer from acid reflex, a decrease in acid can help prevent painful symptoms and damage to the digestive system.

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GERD Medications: Aciphex Oral

Posted: Sep 14 in Reflux Blog by

Aciphex Oral is a prescription medication that can be used to treat GERD. Read more about possible side effects and how this medication works.

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Prilosec for GERD

Posted: Jul 30 in Reflux Blog by

Omeprazole, like lansoprazole (Prevacid), rabeprazole (Aciphex), pantoprazole (Protonix), and esomeprazole (Nexium), is in a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPI). Proton pump inhibitors block the enzyme in the wall of the stomach that produces acid, thereby decreasing the production of acid.

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Protonix for Reflux Disease

Posted: Jul 20 in Reflux Blog by

Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor, meaning that it works actively to reduce the production of stomach acid. It’s primarily prescribed for the treatment of erosive esophagitis, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (a disorder where the stomach produces excess hydrochloric acid), and acid reflux or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), which can cause heartburn.

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Nexium for Heartburn

Posted: Jul 10 in Reflux Blog by

Nexium is a popular prescription drug used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. It can also be used in the treatment of ulcers, H.

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What Is Proton Pump Medication For Heartburn?

Posted: Jan 31 in Reflux Blog by

Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are medications used to treat health conditions affected by acid in the digestive system. They work by reducing the amount of stomach acid that is produced and work more effectively and for a longer period of time than the alternative treatment of H2 antagonist medications.

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Possible Weight Gain From PPI’s

Posted: Nov 30 in Reflux Blog by

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is characterized by frequent acid reflux or heartburn that occurs more than twice a week. It is often treated by doctors using medication, including proton pump inhibitors (PPI’s).

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