Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Acid Reflux Treatment
You have identified that you are taking one or more medicines from Group 2, the list that you just reviewed. This may be a part of your problem.
Those medicines 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 can be more severe.
You may want to discuss your medication choices with your doctor to see if there are any medications that can be substituted that will not contribute to your reflux. Please do not discontinue a prescribed medication without the advice of a physician.
Now please review our next group of medicines.
Group 3: Drugs That Irritate the Esophagus
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?
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