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Acid Reflux; Gastroesophageal Reflux; Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD); Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease; Gastroesophageal ... 

 

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly and stomach contents leak back, or reflux, into the esophagus. The LES is a ring of muscle at the bottom of the esophagus that acts like a valve between the esophagus and stomach. The esophagus carries food from the mouth to the stomach.

These medications block the production of acid from the stomach. Examples are Tagamet(cimetidine), Pepcid (famotidine),Axid(nizatidine), and Zantac (ranitidine) etc.. These originally were developed and made available for use in the late 1970s. This group of medications is commonly used for treating ulcers and GERD. It is less effective in some patients for treating GERD. ...


GERD as related to H2 Blockers