Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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GERD 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.

H2-blocker medications:

Proton pump inhibitor medications:

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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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