What are the goals of drug treatment in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?

Updated: May 23, 2019
  • Author: Marco G Patti, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Answer

The goals of pharmacotherapy are to prevent complications and to reduce morbidity in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The agents used include antacids, H2 receptor antagonists, proton pump inhibitors, and prokinetic agents.


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