One of the drugs that I would prescribe for Mike is Histamine.Ideally, this is because histamine acts by stimulating the production of acids after a person has taken a particular meal. The H2 blockers also work by decreasing the rate of gastric juice secretion. Famotidine and Nizatidine are some of the drugs that I would prescribe for the patient. I would also prescribe the proton pump inhibitors for the patient. Typically, the proton pump inhibitors work by blocking the production of acids for a more extended period (Oliver, Davies and Dettmar, 2013). The medication helps in suppressing the enzyme pumping process a fact that inhibits the secretion of gastric juice.
For the Histamine medication, the patient will be required to take the medication for one week after thirty minutes of every meal. The medication can also be provided during the bedtimes to curb the production of acids during the night (Oliver, Davies and Dettmar, 2013). On the other hand, the Proton Pump inhibitors will be taken for one and half weeks. Noticeably, the medicine will be provided one hour after each meal.
Various side effects are associated with the Histamine and Proton pump inhibitors medications. One of the side effects associated with such drugs is that they result in dizziness and irritability (Oliver, Davies and Dettmar, 2013). However, some medications can be prescribed to help in the curbing of the side effects. For instance, anti-nausea should be provided to deter the side effects of nausea following the consumption of the prescribed drugs (Oliver, Davies and Dettmar, 2013).
The gastroesophageal reflux disease is used to denote a chronic condition in which the acid components of the stomach move to the esophagus. The flowing back of the acids irritates the lining of the esophagus making it burn. One of the interventions regarding this condition is that the patient should make efforts to change the lifestyle conditions such as avoidance of acidic foods and food substances with more fats (Oliver, Davies and Dettmar, 2013). Famotidine, pepcide, and ranitidine are among the prescriptions that could have been provided if the patient had gastroesophageal reflux.
Baclofen is also another medication that could have been used in case the patient had gastroesophageal reflux. The medicine works by decreasing the number of times at which the lower esophageal sphincter relax (Fennerty, Finke and Kushner, 2014). To curb the use of the long-term medication, fundoplication procedure might be carried out. The process entails the wrapping of the top part of the stomach to ensure that the muscles are tightened. The rationale behind the tightening of the muscles is that it prevents reflux.
Fennerty, M. B., Finke, K. B., & Kushner, P. R. (2014). Short- and long-term management of heartburn and other acid-related disorders: Development of an algorithm for primary care providers. Journal of Family Practice, 58(7), S1-S12.
Oliver, K., Davies, G., & Dettmar, P. (2013). Diet and lifestyle as trigger factors for the onset of heartburn. Nursing Standard, 25(36), 44-48.