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.

Common symptoms reported by people with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)

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Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
307
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Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
136
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
96
Tried for
Insomnia (66) Pain (57)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
96
Tried for
Pain (96) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
93
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
78
Tried for
Depressed mood (63) Pain (19)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac 150)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
78
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
76
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
75
Tried for
Pain (71) Insomnia (4)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Prevacid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
74

Data from patients with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)

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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (84 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Abdominal bloating 14 more
How many evaluations
95
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Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (38 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness and feeling faint Headaches 5 more
How many evaluations
46
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (44 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Drowsiness 24 more
How many evaluations
58
Tried for
Insomnia (66) Pain (57)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (34 evaluations)
Side effects
Serotonin syndrome Nausea 24 more
How many evaluations
36
Tried for
Pain (96) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (24 evaluations)
Side effects
Acid reflux Joint pain
How many evaluations
25
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (31 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Nausea 33 more
How many evaluations
58
Tried for
Depressed mood (63) Pain (19)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac 150)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (18 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
20
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (28 evaluations)
Side effects
Acid reflux Gas pain 2 more
How many evaluations
28
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (32 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Dizziness 27 more
How many evaluations
35
Tried for
Pain (71) Insomnia (4)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Prevacid)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Bloating Constipation 3 more
How many evaluations
17

Data from patients with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Slight
  • None
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  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 46
20s 309
30s 694
40s 1,059
50s 1,173
60s 609
70+ 143

Sex

Distribution of sex

82% Female
18% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 479
20-29 years 608
30-39 years 583
40-49 years 434
50-59 years 189
60-69 years 42
70+ years 6

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2,747
Not Diagnosed 145

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