GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)

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What is GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or acid reflux disease is a condition in which the liquid content of the stomach regurgitates and refluxes into the esophagus.

What is it like to have GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

Common symptoms How bad it is What people are taking for it
Modafinil, Rest, Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine
Trazodone, Amitriptyline, Zolpidem
Esomeprazole, Pantoprazole, Omeprazole
Gabapentin, Tramadol, Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen
Famotidine, Pepto-Bismol, Omeprazole
Bupropion, Sertraline, Duloxetine
Clonazepam, Lorazepam, Alprazolam

What do patients take to treat GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members Perceived effectiveness Overall rating of side effects # of Evaluations

(Omez, Buscasan, Buscozol, Buscogast)


(Ilsatec, Prevacid SoluTab, Zoton, Prevacid)


(Neopral, Nexium IV, Nexium)


(Zantac, Zantac 300)


(Buscopan Antiacido, Busco Ranitidine, Ranihexal, Zantic)


(Sandoz-Pantoprazole, Tecta, Pantoloc, X-Pantoprazole)




(Walgeen's Omeprazole, Gasec, Prilosec OTC)




These charts show data from GERD patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 3,193 patients have this condition
  • 24 new patients joined this month
  • 341 say GERD is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 45
20s 273
30s 592
40s 817
50s 854
60s 359
70+ 77


Distribution of females vs. males

82% Females
18% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 350
20-29 years 480
30-39 years 451
40-49 years 324
50-59 years 132
60-69 years 26
70+ years 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2,090
Not Diagnosed 108

These charts show data from GERD patients who have completed their condition history
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