What Do Your Acid Reflux Medications Do?

Question 1 of 5

These drugs are often first recommended by doctors to relieve heartburn.  They use three basic salts; magnesium, calcium and aluminum, with hydroxide or bicarbonate ions to neutralize the acid in your stomach.  They are also used as a supplemental source of calcium.

AProkinetics
BH2 Blockers
CAntacids
AProkinetics
BH2 Blockers
CAntacids
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Question 2 of 5

These drugs coat your stomach with foam to prevent and ease reflux.

AProton Pump Inhibitors
BAntacids
CFoaming Agents
AProton Pump Inhibitors
BAntacids
CFoaming Agents
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Question 3 of 5

These medications decrease acid production overall and are available by prescription or over-the-counter. They provide only temoporary relief and are effective for about half of GERD patients.

AProton Pump Inhibitors
BFoaming Agents
CH2 Blockers
AProton Pump Inhibitors
BFoaming Agents
CH2 Blockers
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Question 4 of 5

These drugs also halt stomach acid pump production and are more effective than H2 blockers.  They can relieve symptoms and heal the esophageal lining in almost all GERD patients.

AAntacids
BProton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)
CFoaming Agents
AAntacids
BProton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)
CFoaming Agents
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Question 5 of 5

These drugs strengthen the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) and make the stomach empty faster, but often come with side effects that limit their usefulness.

AProkinetics
BH2 Blockers
CPPIs
AProkinetics
BH2 Blockers
CPPIs
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