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Nizatidine for GERD
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is caused by acid reflux into the esophagus. Acid reflux is a term meaning the backward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus. The stomach is designed to be able to handle the acid it produces; the esophagus, however, is not. If too much stomach acid is in contact with the esophagus for too long, damage to the lining of the esophagus occurs, causing the symptoms of GERD (see What Is GERD?).
A few of the more common GERD symptoms include heartburn, the sensation that food is stuck in your throat, choking feelings, an acidic or sour taste in the mouth, and chest pain. Nizatidine is approved to treat the symptoms of GERD. It works by decreasing the amount of acid in the stomach.
Nizatidine also works to heal esophagitis (damage to the esophagus) caused by GERD.