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what is the best antacid for GERD?

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Old 12-06-2005, 10:45 AM   #1
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what is the best antacid for GERD?

For those GERD sufferers, I was wondering what antacid provides you the best relief? The doctor told me to take Gaviscon, but I don't feel it helps as well as Tums.

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Old 12-06-2005, 10:51 AM   #2
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Re: what is the best antacid for GERD?

I've always used Tums. Have you thought about using a acid reducer like Pepsid AC? It is what I use now and I don't have anymore problems.

Old 12-06-2005, 01:12 PM   #3
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Re: what is the best antacid for GERD?

I think it's different antacids for different people, just like the medicines these Dr.'s put us on - Nexium, Aciphex, Protonix, etc.


Old 12-06-2005, 08:18 PM   #4
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Re: what is the best antacid for GERD?

i dunno, i take all of em... gaviscon, tums, ranitidine/cimetidine...

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