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What is the best medication for gastric reflux?

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Which drug is better for gastric reflux? Omeprazole or Rabeprazole ec. My doctor has changed my medication recently to Raberprazolec ec and it seems to be more effective, but am I deluding myself?
Posted Mon, 9 Dec 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar 28 minutes later
Brief Answer: Yes rabeprazole is better. Detailed Answer: If gastric reflux is associated with evidence of oesophagitis on Endoscopy Rabeprazole is better than Omeprazole. Studies found that Rabeprazole scored well than Omeprazole when compared to placebo. Contemporary physicians still prefer the cheapest one. Though I am modern I prefer the one which brings better relief for the patient in front of me than the studies.
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