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

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

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Acimax, Altosec, Buscasan) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
317
How many evaluations
81
Treatment name(s)

(Neopral, Nexium, Nexium IV) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
133
How many evaluations
39
Treatment name(s)

(Controloc, Novo-Pantoprazole, Pantex) 12 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
105
How many evaluations
27
Treatment name(s)

(Ilsatec, Prevacid, Prevacid SoluTab) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
102
How many evaluations
26
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
101
How many evaluations
42
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
92
How many evaluations
51
Treatment name(s)

(Busco Ranitidine, Buscopan Antiacido, Ranihexal) 5 more
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
89
How many evaluations
24
Treatment name(s)

(Zantac, Zantac 300)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
82
How many evaluations
31
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
77
How many evaluations
36
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
73
How many evaluations
37
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Data from patients with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Acimax, Altosec, Buscasan) 10 more
How many have tried
317
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Abdominal bloating Constipation 13 more
How many evaluations
81
Treatment name(s)

(Neopral, Nexium, Nexium IV) 1 more
How many have tried
133
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Acid reflux Gas 2 more
How many evaluations
39
Treatment name(s)

(Controloc, Novo-Pantoprazole, Pantex) 12 more
How many have tried
105
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dizziness and feeling faint Headaches 2 more
How many evaluations
27
Treatment name(s)

(Ilsatec, Prevacid, Prevacid SoluTab) 1 more
How many have tried
102
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Bloating Constipation 4 more
How many evaluations
26
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
How many have tried
101
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Constipation Dizziness 23 more
How many evaluations
42
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
How many have tried
92
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Drowsiness Grogginess 19 more
How many evaluations
51
Treatment name(s)

(Busco Ranitidine, Buscopan Antiacido, Ranihexal) 5 more
How many have tried
89
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
24
Treatment name(s)

(Zantac, Zantac 300)
How many have tried
82
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Constipation Gas pain 2 more
How many evaluations
31
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
How many have tried
77
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 10 more
How many evaluations
36
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
How many have tried
73
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Drowsiness Dizziness 22 more
How many evaluations
37
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Data from patients with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 48
20s 277
30s 624
40s 901
50s 993
60s 453
70+ 106

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

82% Females
18% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 395
20-29 years 527
30-39 years 500
40-49 years 363
50-59 years 154
60-69 years 37
70+ years 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2,330
Not Diagnosed 122

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