[Therapeutic procedures in gastroesophageal reflux disease].Z Gastroenterol. 1986 Sep; 24 Suppl 2:40-4.ZG
The medical therapy of reflux esophagitis consists of modifications of the patients's lifestyle and antacids, alginic acid or both (phase I). Phase II medications include drugs that suppress acid/peptic activity (antacid/alginate, H2-receptor blockers, cimetidine, ranitidine, famotidine), drugs that enhance motility (metoclopramide, domperidone) and drugs that coat and increase mucosal protection (sucralfate). Combinations of H2-receptor blockers and motility stimulating drugs have not been very effective. Overall the results of medical therapy of reflux esophagitis are suboptimal.