Medications That Cause Acid Reflux

Did you know that there are some prescribed and OTC (over-the-counter) medications that cause acid reflux ? Yes, some medicines will irritate the stomach lining and also relax the LES (lower esophageal sphincter). As a result, these medications can aggravate acid reflux symptoms .

Some of the drugs that triggers your symptoms are those that treat different medical disorders such as:

  • Urinary Tract Disorders - Belladonna Alkaloids

  • Asthma - Alupent, Bronkaid Mist, Primatene Mist, Proventil, Ventolin, Ventolin Rotacaps

  • The Heart - Nitrogard, Nitrostat, Nitroglyn E-R, Sorbitrate

  • High Blood Pressure - Cardizem, Dilacor-XR, Norvasc, Procardia, Vascor

  • Arthritis - Advil, Aleve, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Naprosyn, Naproxen, Nuprin

  • Osteoporosis - Actonel, Fosamax

  • Depression - Anafranil, Elavil, Norpramin, Pamelor

The list above is incomplete. There are other drugs that triggers your symptoms. As always, PLEASE advise your doctor of any drugss or treatments you are using.

It's always a good idea to create a log to keep track of when you begin to experience acid reflux symptoms, as soon as you start taking any new medication.

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