I suspect I might have non acid reflux.
An article on the website for Faquier ENT mentions that Gaviscon Advance is best for the treatment for non-acid LPR. See link below. Read under "A Word on NON-Acidic LPR" on the right hand side.
It refers to a study. See link below.Medications that might help include robinul forte, Maalox (less preferable) or Gaviscon Advance made by Reckitt Benckiser (NOT the same as gaviscon sold in the United States by GlaxoSmithKline which contains significantly less of the key alginate ingredient). Read more here. Reglan is another medication that might be helpful, though has the potential for serious (and permanent!) neurological side effects. Research article regarding use of Gaviscon Advance for LPR shown here and here.
In the results section it says:
"There was no effect of the drug on non-acid refluxes. "
It appears to be a contradiction.
Isn't the whole point of taking Gaviscon Advance to prevent pepsin from leaving the stomach? Isn't pepsin considered non-acid.
Am I not understanding something?