DRUGS FOR GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE (GERD)

1. Inhibitors/neutralizers of gastric acid secretion

a. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs):

Omeprazole

Pantoprazole and others

b. H2 blockers:

Ranitidine

Famotidine

c. Antacids:

Magnesium hydroxide

Aluminium hydroxide

2. Barrier agent

Sodium alginate

3. Prokinetic drugs: (Enhance LES tone and promote gastric emptying)

Cisapride

Mosapride

Metoclopramide