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You may want to discuss these meds with your physician and talk to your insurance company about what meds are covered under you plan. Also some insurance companies will pay for the drug if the physician states it is the only medication that works for you.
* Prescription-strength H-2-receptor blockers. These include prescription-strength cimetidine (Tagamet), famotidine (Pepcid), nizatidine (Axid) and ranitidine (Zantac).
* Prescription-strength proton pump inhibitors. Prescription-strength proton pump inhibitors include esomeprazole (Nexium), lansoprazole (Prevacid), omeprazole (Prilosec Rx), pantoprazole (Protonix) and rabeprazole (Aciphex).
* Medications to strengthen the lower esophageal sphincter. Called prokinetic agents, these medications help your stomach empty more rapidly and help tighten the valve between the stomach and the esophagus. Side effects, such as fatigue, depression, anxiety and other neurological problems, limit the usefulness of these medications.
GERD medications are sometimes combined to increase effectiveness.
Good luck and I hope you find the right medication at the right price.
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