GERD Health Topics

Featured Conditions and Diseases
If you have heartburn two or more times a week, you may have GERD. This eMedTV article provides a detailed look at gastroesophageal reflux disease and explains its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.
Even though they spit up and vomit, most babies with gastroesophageal reflux disease are healthy and happy. This eMedTV segment examines infant GERD in detail and describes feeding and sleeping modifications that can help reduce symptoms.
Featured Medications
Aciphex is a medication that decreases the amount of acid in the stomach. As this eMedTV article explains, it is used to treat GERD, duodenal ulcers, and other conditions. This resource takes an in-depth look at Aciphex and its uses.
Aciphex Sprinkle is a prescription drug licensed for the treatment of GERD. This eMedTV Web selection contains more details on this medication, with information on how it works, when and how to take it, and side effects that may occur.
Antacids are drugs that can quickly reduce heartburn symptoms by increasing the pH balance in your stomach. This eMedTV Web page describes the four different types of antacids and includes information on how they work and who should take them.
People may use artichoke leaf extract because it supposedly lowers cholesterol and treats other conditions. This eMedTV Web page offers an overview of this extract, including information on its safety, benefits, effectiveness, and more.
Axid is a drug commonly used to treat duodenal ulcers, gastric ulcers, and GERD. This page on the eMedTV Web site provides a detailed overview of Axid (which is available both by prescription and over-the-counter) and links to more information.
Calcium carbonate is used as both an antacid and as a calcium supplement. This page from the eMedTV library further explains what calcium carbonate is used for, describes how it works for these uses, and lists some of the side effects that may occur.
Cimetidine is a drug that reduces acid production in the stomach. This eMedTV segment offers an in-depth look at cimetidine, including information about conditions it is used to treat, side effects of the drug, and tips for how to take it.
Curcumin supposedly has several medicinal benefits, such as helping with high cholesterol and cancer. This eMedTV page offers an overview of curcumin, including how it may treat several health conditions, possible side effects, and safety concerns.
Cytotec is licensed to prevent stomach ulcers in people who are taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. This eMedTV Web page contains an overview of this medicine, including how it works, side effects, dosing instructions, and more.
Dexilant is a prescription medicine used to decrease stomach acid. This eMedTV Web page offers an in-depth look at the medicine, including information on what it is used to treat, how it works, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
Famotidine is an H2 blocker commonly used to treat heartburn, GERD, ulcers, and other digestive conditions. This eMedTV article provides a detailed look at the medication, including how it works, dosing information, and available strengths and forms.
H2 blockers are used to treat conditions such as gastric ulcers, peptic ulcers, and erosive esophagitis. This eMedTV segment provides an overview of these products and their uses, dosing information, possible side effects, and more.
Kapidex is a medication often prescribed for the treatment of GERD and erosive esophagitis. This eMedTV resource describes how the drug works, explains when and how to take it, and lists some of the side effects that may occur with treatment.
Licorice may have several health benefits, such as lowering cholesterol and treating ulcers. This eMedTV Web page describes other uses of licorice and provides information on the possible side effects and safety precautions associated with it.
Metozolv ODT is used for conditions affecting the gastrointestinal system: GERD and diabetic gastroparesis. This eMedTV page takes a detailed look at this drug, with information on how it works, dosing guidelines, side effects to be aware of, and more.
Neem is a supplement that appears to have antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory effects. This eMedTV article explores the potential benefits of neem, discusses this product's effectiveness, and lists possible side effects of the supplement.
Nexium is a medication used to treat conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This eMedTV article discusses other uses of Nexium, explains how the drug reduces acid in the stomach, and describes some of its common side effects.
Nizatidine is a medicine used to treat certain conditions related to the esophagus, stomach, or intestines. This eMedTV article describes the various forms of the drug that are available and explains how the product works to reduce stomach acid.
Pepcid is a histamine blocker used to treat heartburn, GERD, ulcers, and other digestive conditions. This eMedTV article provides a detailed look at the medication, including its effects, dosing information, and available strengths and forms.
Heartburn, sour stomach, and acid indigestion are some of the conditions that can be treated with Pepcid AC. This eMedTV Web page provides an in-depth overview of the drug, including how it works, dosing information, potential side effects, and more.
Pepcid Complete is a chewable medication used to treat common conditions affecting the digestive tract. This eMedTV segment provides an in-depth look at the drug, including how it works, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
Prevacid is a medication used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions. This eMedTV resource explains how the medication works to reduce acid in the stomach and provides information about its uses, forms, and side effects.
Available over-the-counter (OTC), Prevacid 24HR is used for the short-term treatment of frequent heartburn. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at this proton pump inhibitor, including information on side effects, how and when to take it, and more.
Prilosec is approved in the treatment of conditions affecting the stomach, esophagus, and intestines. This eMedTV article discusses the various types of conditions the medication is used to treat, explains how it works, lists side effects, and more.
Prilosec OTC is non-prescription medication used to treat frequent heartburn in adults. This eMedTV article explains how the drug works to reduce acid in the stomach and provides information on when and how to take it, side effects, and more.
Protonix is a drug used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions. This eMedTV article offers an overview of Protonix, including information about how it reduces stomach acid, and links to additional resources.
Reglan is a medication that can be prescribed to treat GERD and diabetic gastroparesis. This eMedTV Web page explains how Reglan works for these conditions, offers dosing guidelines for the drug, and lists potential side effects that may occur.
Available by prescription, sucralfate is a medication used to treat duodenal ulcers. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at the medicine, including information on how it works, tips for when and how to use it, and potential side effects.
Tagamet is a drug that is used to treat conditions related to the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. This eMedTV article features an overview of Tagamet, including information on how to take the drug and some of the side effects it may cause.
Some people may use turmeric medicinally to help with depression and heartburn, among other conditions. This eMedTV article lists other turmeric uses, explores the effectiveness of the spice, and offers important safety warnings and precautions.
Zantac is a medication used to treat heartburn, ulcers, GERD, erosive esophagitis, and other conditions. This eMedTV article offers an overview of Zantac, including information about how it works, its strengths, and some of its side effects.
Zegerid is commonly prescribed to treat various conditions related to the stomach, esophagus, or intestines. This eMedTV page covers how this drug works and when and how to take it, as well as potential side effects, dosing tips, and safety precautions.
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