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There are many medications associated with the treatment of Reflux and associated motility disorders.

Acid Inhibitors: They reduce the amount of Acid the stomach produces.

  • Zantac
  • Tagament
  • Pepsid
  • Axid

Acid Blockers (Proton Pump Inhibitors): They Block Acid Production.

  • Prilosec
  • Prevasid
  • Aciphex

Motility Medication: They speed up the rate of digestion (motility). This means that the stomach empties faster which inturn means less acid to reflux.

  • Reglan Speeds the rate of Motility.
  • Propulsid (has been removed from the market in the U.S.A.) Speeds the rate of Motility.
  • Motillium (not available in the U.S.) Speeds the rate of Motility.

Carafate: Coates and Protects the lining of the Stomach and Esophagus allowing them to heal. Used to prevent and treat ulcers and esophagitis. It is unique because it is minimally absorbed into the body, and its actions are entirely on the lining of the stomach and duodenum. It coates the digestive tract and createtes a "teflon-like" barrier which protects the tissues and allows healing of ulcers.

Antacids:They neutralize the acid in the stomach or esophagus

  • Maalox
  • Mylanta
  • Gaviscon



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