May be considered for the short term treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease gerd also known as heartburn and erosive esophagitis a severe inflammation of the lining of the esophagus the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. A patient is taking omeprazole prilosec for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease gerd the nurse will include which statement in the teaching plan about this medication a take this medication once a day after breakfast b you will be on this medication for only 2 weeks for treatment of the reflux disease c. Prilosec omeprazole and zantac ranitidine are for the treatment of conditions such as ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease gerd caused by stomach acid both drugs work in different ways to reduce stomach acid one is a proton pump inhibitor and the other is an h2 blocker. Therefore acid reflux is the action that causes the symptom gerd separate and often confused with other categories of heartburn is gastroesophageal reflux disease or gerd this digestive disorder is caused by acid contents of the stomach regularly backing up into the esophagus. Heartburn is bad enough making sense of your medication choices for gastroesophageal reflux disease gerd can make it even worse proton pumps are enzymes found in the parietal cells of your
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