Acid Reflux Disease Acid Blockers
Two classes of medication that are most commonly used to treat reflux esophagitis include:
- H2 antagonists
- Proton pump inhibitors
H2 antagonists reduce acid production in the stomach. Proton pump inhibitors stop the production of stomach acid. Usually, they are more effective than H2 antagonists.
Proton pump inhibitor medications:
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