Gastrointestinal Re flux Disease (GERD)

A 47-year-old patient presents with heartburn that is no longer responding to TUMS and Mylanta. She complains of heartburn especially after lunch and dinner. She denies melena or bloody stools and nausea or vomiting. She has gained about 22 pounds in the past 2 years. She has been working overtime as much as possible and has found very little time for exercising. She has no past medical history of heart disease, diabetes, ulcerative colitis, or Crohn’s disease. She has a normal complete blood count and has normal vital signs. You diagnose her with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

1. What is the appropriate medication to prescribe?

2. What education regarding the prescription does the patient need?

3. What is the ongoing monitoring for GERD?

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