If diet and lifestyle changes are not improving your symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), medication may be necessary. Some of the drugs that are commonly recommended for GERD include:
The medicine your healthcare provider recommends will depend partly on how severe your symptoms are. Because each drug type works in a different way, combinations may help control symptoms. For example, people who get heartburn after eating may take both antacids and H2 blockers.
(To learn more about the different classes of drugs used to treat this condition, click Medication for GERD.)