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Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.

Acid Reflux Treatment

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The Group 2 medicines that you just reviewed are all drugs that decrease saliva production, causing dry mouth and inadequate rinsing of the esophagus. If your esophagus is not repeatedly rinsed by saliva, reflux symptoms are more severe.

Fortunately for you, you have not reported taking any medications from Group 2. Now please review our next group of medicines.

Group 3: Drugs That Irritate the Esophagus

Potassium supplements

Osteoporosis medicines

Including alendronate (Fosamax) and others.

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pain medicines

Including ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve, Anaprox), celecoxib (Celebrex), and others.

Do you take any medications on this list?

Yes, I do take one or more medicines on this list.

No, I do not take any of the medicines in this group.

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