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What drugs can lower stomach acid?

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Drugs to lower stomach acid include:

Researchers aren't sure if lowering stomach acid lessens reflux in infants.

  • Antacids such as Mylanta and Maalox
  • Histamine-2 (H2) blockers such as cimetidine (Tagamet) or famotidine (Pepcid)
  • Proton-pump inhibitors such as esomeprazole (Nexium), lansoprazole (Prevacid), omeprazole (Prilosec), omeprazole-Sodium Bicarbonate (Zegerid), pantoprazole (Protonix), rabeprazole (Aciphex)

SOURCES: The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. American Association of Family Physicians. Medscape.



Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on April 23, 2020

SOURCES: The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. American Association of Family Physicians. Medscape.



Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on April 23, 2020

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