What medications have been effective in treating your reflux laryngitis?
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What types of medications are used to treat reflux?
There are several different types of medications available over the counter
(OTC) or by prescription. The acid-blocking drugs (famotidine
[Zantac]) are known as
H2-blockers. These are available without a prescription. However, their strength
may be inadequate.
Other valuable medications include:
metoclopramide (Reglan), which helps to
empty the stomach; or the proton pump inhibitors, such as omeprazole (Prilosec)
and lansoprazole (Prevacid).
If conservative therapy and medical therapy fail,
surgery may be necessary. Traditionally, the fundoplication procedure, which serves to strengthen the
muscular valve (lower esophageal sphincter), required significant surgical work
and hospital stay. Recently, the surgery also has been able to be performed endoscopic fundoplication. This has shortened both hospital stay