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which OTC med

Which otc med is the best for reducing acid I have been using cimetidine   it worked well at first  but I am thinking there maybe something better
620923_tn?1426651955

  Hi and welcome to the GERD forum,.

That is an individual question as we r all different, so meds will work differently for each of us...cimetidine or tagament is a H2 blocker like pepcid....it works differently then a PPI like prilosec....

Sometimes a Dr will try one and if it doesn't seem to work , may try the other,...

It may be diet or eating habits....

U can not rely just on the med to remove the issue, it is  diet and lifestyle modifications that will aid the meds.....

Most PPI's like Prilosec are OTC, but u really should see a Dr to see the root cause of ur GERD to make sure it is not Gall Bladder or something like that .....

With the med to u take as directed on the package or as needed?
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