What is GERD?
Treatments for GERD include drinking plenty of water, taking over-the-counter antacids, and taking prescription medications. Common drug classes used to treat GERD are proton pump inhibitors, aluminum complexes, dopamine receptor antagonists, and histamine-2 antagonists.
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Popular GERD Drugs
Nexium (esomeprazole) is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers, certain bacteria in the stomach, and inflammation of the esophagus. It can also be used to prevent ulcers in patients taking medicines called NSAIDs. Esomeprazole is more popular than other proton pump inhibitors. It is available in brand and generic versions.
Check our savings tips for co-pay cards, assistance programs, and other ways to reduce your cost. Generic esomeprazole is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans.
Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease and inflammation of the esophagus. Dexilant is less popular than other proton pump inhibitors. There are currently no generic alternatives to Dexilant.
Check our savings tips for co-pay cards, assistance programs, and other ways to reduce your cost. Dexilant is covered by some Medicare and insurance plans.