What is the specific type of GERD medication I'm taking?

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There are several types of GERD medications. They are:

  • Antacids
  • Alginic acid/Antacid combinations
  • H2 blockers
  • Proton pump inhibitors
  • Promotility agents
  • Cytoprotective barrier agents

To learn more about the specific type of GERD medication you take, find its brand or generic name on the chart below and see the specific article for that type. While all types of GERD medications are effective, certain ones may work better for certain people, depending on the type and severity of their symptoms.

brand generic
Chooz, Mylanta, Titralac Regular, Tums, Alka-Mints, Maalox Quick Dissolve Chewables calcium carbonate
Philips Milk of Magnesia magnesium hydroxide
Alu-Cap, Aluminum Hydroxide Gel aluminum hydroxide
Alginic Acid/Antacid Combinations
brand generic
Gaviscon Antacid Tablets, Gaviscon Acid Relief, Gaviscon Heartburn Relief, Gaviscon Acid Relief Plus Gas Relief aluminum hydroxide, magnesium trisilicate, magnesium carbonate, alginic acid, sodium bicarbonate
H2 blockers
brand generic
Zantac, Zantac 75, Zantac EFFERdose, Zantac GELdose, Ranitidine and various Ranitidine
various famotidine
Axid, Axid AR nizatidine
Tagamet, Tagament HB, and various cimetidine
Proton pump inhibitors
brand generic
Prevacid lansoprazole
Prilosec omeprazole
Aciphex rabeprazole
Protonix pantoprazole
Promotility Agents
brand generic
Reglan metoclopramide
Cytoprotective Barrier Agents
brand generic
Carafate sucralfate



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