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Comparative Effectiveness of Management Strategies for Adults With Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: An Update

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What To Discuss With Your Patients

Things you should discuss with your patients and their caregivers regarding GERD and its treatment include:

  • The role that the severity of GERD symptoms plays in determining treatment
  • The potential risks for complications from untreated GERD
  • The need for consistent use of GERD medications if prescribed
  • The availability of GERD treatments without prescription
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning about clopidogrel and omeprazole
  • The effect of obesity on GERD treatment outcomes
  • The advantages and disadvantages of medical versus surgical GERD treatments

GERD = gastroesophageal reflux disease