PPIs lower the amount of acid your stomach makes. PPIs are better at treating GERD symptoms than H2 blockers. They can heal the esophageal lining in most people with GERD. Doctors often prescribe PPIs for long-term GERD treatment.
Several types of PPIs are available by a doctor’s prescription, including:
omeprazole (Prilosec, Zegerid)
Talk with your doctor about taking lower-strength omeprazole or lansoprazole, sold over the counter.