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Acid Reflux / GERD Message Board


Acid Reflux / GERD Board Index


Zantac and Pepsid are in a class of drugs called H-2 blockers. They are very good for dealing with occasional heartburn, but they are far too weak to exclusively treat chronic heartburn/GERD or LPR.

To treat chronic acid reflux conditions, you need a PPI (a proton-pump inhibitor). There are Nexium, Aciphex, Prilosec, Prevacid and Protonix.

Prilosec is available over the counter, the others are prescription-only. Prilosec just came off its patent first, which is why its OTC now. Nexium is the most recent drug, and the most structurally different.





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