Gastric reflux disease, acid reflux disease (Eng.)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid or, occasionally, bile flows back into the esophagus from the stomach.
Commonly Prescribed Drugs
- Antacids helps neutralize stomach acid. Drugs: sodium carbonate, calcium carbonate, aluminum-based antacids, aluminum-magnesium antacids.
- H2 blockers decrease the amount of acid released in the stomach. Drugs: ranitidine, famotidine, cimetidine
- Proton pump inhibitors are known for their potent and persistent or long-lasting effect in decreasing gastric acid secretion. Drugs: pantoprazole, omeprazole, rabeprazole, dexlansoprazole, esomeprazole, lansoprazole.